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Outbreak of COVID-19 cases reported at Durango’s Walmart

Six staff members test positive, state records show
An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been reported at Durango’s Walmart.

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at Durango’s Walmart, one of several businesses reporting new outbreaks as part of the state’s weekly update.

Every Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updates its list of outbreaks across the state. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases, transmitted within a workplace, in a 14-day period.

State records show an outbreak was confirmed at Walmart on Dec. 17 after six staff members tested positive.

Another death has been added to the Four Corners Health Care Center outbreak, bringing the death toll to 19 residents, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. To date, 94 residents and 50 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The outbreak at Hilltop House includes 26 residents and six staff members who have tested positive. One person has died.

And an outbreak at Bayfield High School shows one staff member and one attendee to the school tested positive.

Other new outbreaks this week include:

Discount Tires, where an outbreak was confirmed Nov. 25 after two staff members tested positive.Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory headquarters, where an outbreak was confirmed Dec. 15 after five staff members tested positive.Previously reported, but still active outbreaks include: north City Market, Durango Transit Center, East by Southwest, Evening’s Porch Assisted Living, Pizza Hut, Rivergate Pharmacy, Ska Fabricating, Sonic, Steamworks Brewing Co., Home Depot and Zia Taqueria south.


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