Published on: 11/24/2020
Penalties start at $50 but could go up to $500
By Jonathan Romeo County & environment reporter, Durango Herald
Monday, Nov. 23, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and Southwest Colorado’s health care systems appear to be maxing out, the Durango City Council on Monday adopted stricter regulations to enforce the mandatory mask order…
While San Juan Basin Public Health, La Plata County’s local health department, has an avenue to enforce the state public health order, the agency has said it does not have the resources to take the lead on enforcement.
Instead, in recent weeks, the city of Durango has considered whether it should create a new local law that requires masks, which would provide the city and Durango Police Department with a more direct way to enforce face coverings.
City councilors Monday voted 4 to 1 to adopt the emergency ordinance, with Councilor Kim Baxter in opposition. Read More…-->>