By Mary Jo Coulehan
Pagosa Springs Area
Chamber of Commerce
With more and more restrictions being lifted, events, both indoor and outdoor, are being planned. The Chamber is beginning to receive a steady amount of calls from organizations planning their events for later on this year and checking to see if they are competing with any other events.
There are still guidelines on hosting events due to COVID-19. Distancing in restaurants and public places are still required with 6-foot distancing. Indoor events are more closely regulated including wearing a mask unless all individuals are “fully vaccinated” or meet the exemptions for wearing a face mask. Outdoor events have very few restrictions at this time. However, positive COVID case numbers continue to rise in Archuleta County, where, at one time, we were maintaining good, low-transmission numbers.
There are plenty of opportunities through our various medical providers to get vaccinated should you choose to do so. Event promoters should continue to plan their events, indoor or outdoor, with safety protocols in place. San Juan Basin Public Health is available to assist event planners with guidelines and information. Businesses or event centers can also file for 5 Star status to allow variances for indoor events. To find out more about this 5 Star procedure, contact Robert Clark, Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation economic recovery coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanging baskets sold out
As mentioned in previous articles, the Chamber’s annual Pagosa Pride Hanging Basket program has been a huge success thanks to our many flower lovers.
At this time, both the 16-inch and 12-inch baskets are sold out.
We will take a few orders for the waiting list should anyone cancel their order; however, canceling is a rarity.
As a reminder, the 12-inch baskets are slated to be delivered to Pagosa on May 28. Orders should be ready for pickup from the Chamber sometime in the afternoon. We will email purchasers with more information as we get it from the company.
Thank you, Pagosa, for continuing to support this program for over 20 years and thank you to our flower providers for allowing us to continue beautifying Pagosa with these hanging baskets and your involvement.