KSUT Coronavirus Coverage

Gail Harriss, from the Durango EarthDay committee, spoke with Tami Graham today about plans for virtual Earth Day activities next week.  




Families of essential workers are oftentimes worried about how to keep their homes and their loved ones safe. One local Durango business is offering up their rental properties to those that might be exposed to the coronavirus. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has that story:


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A number of businesses in the Four Corners have stepped up to make face masks and other supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. KSUT's Mark Duggan profiles their efforts.

Weekly update from San Juan Basin Public Health

Apr 12, 2020
San Juan Basin Public Health

April 13, 2020: KSUT's Sarah Flower speaks with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health for a weekly update on COVID-19.

Navigating safe social distancing in the outdoors

Apr 10, 2020

Walking, hiking, biking, getting fresh air, these are all things that are a part of Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ stay at home order. But how we do that safely and with social distancing in mind is something that every outdoor enthusiast and novice alike are navigating. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports:

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As of Thursday, April 9, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe had no reported cases of COVID-19. The number is in stark contrast to the neighboring Navajo Nation, now with more than 450 confirmed cases. KSUT's Mark Duggan spoke with the tribe's chairman about the steps they've taken to stay ahead of the pandemic.  

Jeff Susor, Executive Director of the Powerhouse Science Center & MakerLab in Durango, spoke with KSUT’s Tami Graham about an extraordinary effort in the last few weeks to develop a PAPR – or Powered Air-Purifying Respirator for medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients. 

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School districts in the Four Corners have had to pivot quickly to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're also working to provide kids with food. KSUT's Mark Duggan explains:

Colorado is experiencing shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers and first responders due to COVID-19. The federal government is leaving it up to states to find their own gear in the open market. One local company, StoneAge Inc. is stepping up in a big way for the Four Corners region. KSUT's Sarah Flower reports:                        


KSUT’s Tami Graham spoke with Briggen Wrinkle from the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado about their efforts to raise and distribute over $100,000 in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis in our region.

As the focus of the coronavirus has largely been on public health and the health care system at large, more and more concern has risen around the importance of addressing mental health. KSUT's Sarah Flower talks to two local professionals about the impact of COVID-19:  

Courtesy of Navajo Nation

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Navajo Nation particularly hard. As of Sunday, April 5th, more than 300 tribal members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than a dozen have died. Health officials are bracing for more cases, even as much-needed supplies are starting to arrive. KSUT's Mark Duggan reports:

Durango resident Sarah Sumner tested positive for COVID-19 just a few weeks ago. She went viral on social media when she told her story. Sumner shared her journey with KSUT's Sarah Flower: