Fire chief will provide update on homeless population and pandemic


Farmington Fire Chief David Burke poses for a portrait, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Farmington Fire Department.

AZTEC — As the COVID-19 pandemic spread through congregate living facilities and concerns emerged about the population served by the Sobering Center, Farmington and San Juan County came together to partner with a local business to provide a place for people to quarantine who might not otherwise have a place to go.

This included homeless people and Sobering Center clientele.

Farmington Fire Chief David Burke will give an update to the Community Relations Commission at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 via Zoom about the homeless population in Farmington and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A link to the Zoom meeting is available at, however people wishing to tune in should contact the CRC secretary at 505-599-1379 or to obtain a meeting passcode.

Other meetings

The San Juan College Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 via Zoom. Discussion topics include student reengagement and debt deferral. A link can be found on the agenda posted on the board website.


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