The Food Coalition Turns to Democracy to Help Our Local Food System

12/21/20
NEWS BRIEFS
JAN 23rd---Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: ARCHULETA 594; test positivity rate 5.58%; LA PLATA 2,655; test positivity rate 6.44%; sjbpublichealth.org
Colorado COVID-19 totals from MARCH, 2020 to JAN 23rd, 2021--384,966 cases; 21,219 hospitalized; 5,482 deaths among cases; 4,709 deaths due to COVID-19; 2,343,097 tested; 7 Day test positivity rate for CO is 4.90%; colorado.gov
JAN 23rd--Archuleta County and La Plata County are at Level Orange ("High Risk")
Archuleta County has a CALL CENTER that can answer your questions related to COVID-19 and refer you to resources that are available to you, (970) 422-7084
Colorado activates 2-1-1: dial 2-1-1, online 211Colorado.org, or text your zip code to 898-211. This number can be used to navigate resources like housing, health, food during this time of the pandemic. Only use 911 for emergencies.

The Food System Food Equity Coalition of Archuleta County recently tested the use of a civic engagement tool called "Participatory Budgeting" to help them decide how to spend grant funds. The successful process engaged more than 300 community members in decision-making about our local food system.

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