Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 City updates:

  • March 31 - :  The City of Durango and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) have identified a COVID-19 outbreak within the Utilities Department. The Collections and Distribution Division had three staff members test positive the week of March 22. Learn more here. 
  • March 16 - San Juan Basin Public Health has identified an outbreak of COVID-19 at the city-owned Durango Gymnastics building at 144 Bodo Drive after 15 participants and two instructors tested positive for the virus.
  • March 10 - The newest episode of Community Update, with City Manager José Madrigal, is now online.
  • February 24 - Durango Public Library building will be open with limited hours starting Tuesday, March 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Curbside services will be available 9 to 10 a.m. Learn more here.
  • February 18 - The city and Business Improvement District (BID) created the Bump-Out program to encourage outdoor dining and business activity in downtown Durango. The city and BID are renewing the program in 2021 with safety and design improvements and a new grants program to support businesses making enhancements to their bump-out structures. Learn more here. 
  • February 17 - The city, with support from the Business Improvement District and Local First, introduces Durango Cares! Grit Gatherings downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 26 through March 12. 
  • February 1 -  The city of Durango is offering up to three months of utility bill credits to businesses and residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2021. Learn more here
  • February 1 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order that requires travelers to wear masks while using any form of public conveyance, including on airlines and in airports nationwide. The order also requires airport operators and workers to wear masks. Federal law now requires wearing a face mask at all times in and on the airport and failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry. Non-compliant individuals may also be subject to criminal or civil penalties for refusing to wear a face mask in or on the airport. For its part, TSA will not screen any individuals not wearing a mask unless those individuals are specifically exempted from the face mask requirements.
  • January 29 - A CARES Act funding award will allow Durango Transit to temporarily expand service to Mercy Regional Medical Center and Three Springs beginning Monday, Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021. Durango Transit is also offering free transit service for La Plata County seniors 65 and older to the community COVID-19 vaccination site. Learn more here.
  • January 14 - The city has launched the Durango Cares! campaign to promote mask wearing as Durango’s ticket to freedom, supporting community and economic health as the city continues to navigate COVID-19. Learn more here.
  • January 5 - The city of Durango has awarded 218 grants totaling more than $820,000 to La Plata County businesses needing assistance with expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional details please visit 
  • December 17 - Durango City Council and community leaders hosted an online forum to hear from businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the recording here.
  • December 9 - City Offers Restaurants Partial Reimbursement of Delivery Fees. More details can be found at
  • December 8 - COVID-19 Outbreak Identified at Durango Transit - Read the news release (PDF).
  • November 23- City Council passes emergency ordinance supporting State orders requiring masks and providing other enforcement to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
  • November 20 - La Plata County Moves to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk. More details from SJBPH.
  • November 20 - Durango Public Library has reduced curbside pick-up hours to 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Library is offering curbside-only service at this time.Library customers can access databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks any time. Visit for information on ematerials.
  • November 19 - Reservations will be required to use the Recreation Center starting Fri, Nov 20 and Chapman Hill Ice Rink starting Sat, Nov 21. Reservations can be made online up to 7 days in advance. To make a reservation, visit
  • November 18 -  The newest Community Update video has been posted.
  • November 10 - COVID-19 Outbreak Identified at City of Durango 911 Communications Center - San Juan Basin Public Health and the City of Durango have identified a COVID-19 outbreak at the 911 Communications Center in Durango. SJBPH and City staff took immediate action to limit the further spread of disease. Read the news release (PDF).
  • October 22 -The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will launch its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system, previously announced by Governor Jared Polis in partnership with Google and Apple. Coloradans will receive a notice on their Android and Apple phones with instructions about how to opt-in.
  • July 16 - Governor Polis has issued a statewide mask order.
  • July 14 - During the July 14 study session, City Council decided to continue the virtual meeting setup until further notice.
  • May 21 - City of Durango Issues Face Covering Order
  • March 16- Emergency Declaration was issued by the Interim City Manager.
  • Find more information about City of Durango service adjustments.