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State reports new COVID-19 outbreaks in La Plata County

Local grocery store, downtown hotel join list of 16 active cases

Several new COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in La Plata County, including at a local grocery store, a popular downtown hotel and a community corrections center.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment releases a list of new outbreaks at workplaces and businesses every Wednesday. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases in a 14-day period.

In La Plata County, there are 16 active outbreaks, according to state data. New outbreaks reported this week include:

City Market north, where an outbreak was determined Nov. 25 after three people tested positive.Hilltop House community corrections center, where an outbreak was determined Nov. 28 after 15 residents and four staff members tested positive.Rivergate Pharmacy, where an outbreak was determined Nov. 20 after two people tested positive.The Strater Hotel, where an outbreak was determined Nov. 24 after eight people tested positive.Evening’s Porch Assisted Living in Bayfield, where two residents and three staff members tested positive. It’s also believed two more staff members have COVID-19, though there is no lab confirmed test. An additional person who visited the center also tested positive.Previously reported active outbreaks include: Applebee’s Grill and Bar, Durango 911 Communications Center, Durango Fire Protection District, Durango VFW 4031, 11th Street Station, Four Corners Health Care Center, Needham Elementary School, Serious Texas BBQ south, Ska Fabricating, Steamworks Brewing Co. and The Home Depot.

jromeo@durangoherald.com

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