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Social Distancing

“The snow’s going sideways, it’s swirling,” said Billy Barr, from the abandoned silver mine he lives in almost 10,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains.

We’re all social distancing these days, and it’s unclear when exactly that will end. But Barr has been doing this for almost 50 years. He’s the only full-time resident of Gothic, Colorado. 

“I'm the mayor and chief of police,” he said. “I hold elections every year but I don't tell anybody when they are, so it works out really well.”

Photo of a woman reading in an apartment.

Updated 2:30 p.m. MDT 4/2/2020

We’re working to keep you up-to-date on all the most important news relating to coronavirus and guidance on what to do if you’re feeling sick.

In addition to that, we’re building a growing list of community resources tailored to this unique time. From ways to help local restaurant staffers who are out of work, to tips for keeping kids occupied while you work from home, to ideas for where to go to soak up some sunshine (while keeping at least six feet away from others). Read on for ideas that we hope will help keep you safe, healthy and connected to your community.