Coronavirus Updates and Resources: Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners

Mar 13, 2020

Updated at 9:30 a.m., January 8.

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COVID-19 Cases in Montezuma and Dolores Counties

  • Status: Level Orange.  Montezuma County has reported 1,292 cases, 813 of which are active. The Montezuma County Public Health Department is updating case data on its Facebook page and on the county website. MCPHD has now reported 11 deaths due to COVID-19 and six deaths that tested positive for but were reportedly not caused by COVID-19.
  • Status: Level Orange. As of December 29, Dolores County has reported 50 cases, three of which are active. Dolores County Public Health is sharing data on its Facebook page.
  • Outbreak data is updated each Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for all counties. 
  • Case data for surrounding counties can be found below under "Coronavirus Information."

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Southwest Health System EMS Building in Cortez:

  • 10am-2pm every Wednesday
  • Drive-up
  • No symptoms nor appointments required
  • In partnership with the Montezuma County Public Health Department

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Montezuma and Dolores Counties, Colorado

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

  • On Dec. 7, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe entered "Purple Level" restrictions and further limited in-person work for tribal employees.  25-mile-radius travel restrictions and a curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. remain in effect.
  • Chairman Manuel Heart has clarified that Colorado's mask mandate applies to both Towaoc and White Mesa. 
  • All Ute Mountain Tribal Park tours have been canceled through March 30, 2021. A public letter from Vice Chairman Selwyn Whiteskunk says the decision was made between the council and the tribal park director.

San Juan County, New Mexico

The State of New Mexico has travel restrictions in place for visitors from nearly every U.S. state, including Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Self-quarantine regulations for visitors (and the updated listed of applicable states) can be found on the state health department's website.

San Juan County, Utah

Navajo Nation

  • On Dec. 7, the Navajo Nation enacted a stay-at-home order through the next three weeks due to an ongoing surge of coronavirus infections. Exceptions are made for essential workers, emergency situations, getting food and supplies, outdoor exercise, wood gathering and livestock tending. Essential businesses, including gas stations and grocery stores, are limited to staying open between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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