Face covering information

May 18, 2021: City Council adopted Resolution #2021-26 allowing the emergency mask ordinance to lapse effective May 18, 2021. The resolution encourages vaccinations, and urges residents and visitors alike to comply with other health or mask orders and honor requirements individual businesses may have for wearing masks. 

Face coverings continue to be required on transportation networks, including Durango Transit, in Durango-La Plata County Airport and on commercial aircraft, per TSA rules.

May 14, 2021: San Juan Basin Public Health issued a pubic health advisory and allowed its previous public health order regarding masks to expire. See all SJBPH orders and advisories here

May 14, 2021: The state updated it's mask mandate. View the mask mandate amendment fact sheet here.

May 4, 2021: City Council has extended the mask ordinance until May 18, 2021 for further discussion at the regular City Council meeting. Meeting agenda and information is available at

April 30, 2021: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the U.S, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft and on buses through Sept. 13, 2021.

March 16, 2021: City Council passed Emergency Ordinance #2021-0007 supporting enforcement of state executive and public health orders requiring face coverings in the city. Ordinance #2021-0007 extends Ordinance #2021-01 and will expire May 14, 2021 unless extended. For more information, view the city's Face Covering FAQ.