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COVID-19 COLORADO TRAVEL ALERT - May 2021

Visit Durango is committed to providing accurate and updated information about public health conditions in Colorado. We encourage all those who meet the CDC vaccination requirements to get vaccinated prior to traveling to Durango, CO.

Durango hotels, restaurants, and shops are open for business. Live music and events have also returned to Durango. Local businesses set their own mask policy, and we ask that you please be respectful. For individuals who are vaccinated, face coverings are no longer required outdoors. 

Current travel recommendations for Colorado

  • If you are sick, do not travel.
  • If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (older adults and people with chronic medical conditions), avoid non-essential travel.
  • Follow CDC recommendations on travel to areas where there is widespread transmission of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Updated case counts and local public health info: 
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Durango/La Plata County Business Updates

Stay informed and take simple preventive actions:

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

If you are visiting Colorado and believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and start showing symptoms (fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), follow the steps below:

  • Stay inside your lodging/residence: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be able to isolate at their lodging/residence during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your lodging/residence, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Avoid public areas as much as possible.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Separate yourself from other people. As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Call ahead before visiting a doctor. Call your medical provider or a nurse line first and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

International Travel Restrictions 

  • All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

  • Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

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