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Gov. Polis calls for counties to be moved to less restrictive COVID-19 level

By: - December 31, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday evening that he asked the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move counties in the state’s “red” level of COVID-19 restrictions to the less restrictive “orange” level. The move would allow restaurants in current red-level counties to resume limited indoor dining, which is prohibited in the red level. […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 10 a.m., Dec. 30

By: - December 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing at 10:15 a.m., Dec. 30, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The briefing will include an update on the state’s response to the pandemic, including Colorado’s first case of the of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7. It will also include information about adjustments to the state’s vaccine distribution […]

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U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert says she will object to Electoral College results

By: - December 24, 2020

Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert announced that she intends to object to the results of the Electoral College after she is sworn in as a member of Congress. “Guided by the US Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th,” Boebert wrote on Twitter Thursday. Guided by […]

Veterans at Fitzsimons long-term care facility vaccinated

By: - December 23, 2020

Most of the residents of the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons received the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming some of the first seniors in the state to be vaccinated. The long-term care facility, with 107 residents, is home to veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. The facility received […]

Briefing on COVID-19 at 12:05 p.m. Dec. 23

By: - December 23, 2020

There will be a live briefing at 12:05 p.m., Dec. 23, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The briefing will be provided by Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist; and Brig. Gen. Scott Sherman, of the Colorado National Guard. The Colorado Department of […]

State employees to benefit in 2021 from new paid family and medical leave program

By: - December 21, 2020

Colorado voters last month approved a wide-ranging paid family and medical leave program for workers. The program had been proposed in various forms among Colorado lawmakers and worker advocates for years, and success of the proposition was seen as a triumph for Colorado wage earners. Benefits from the new program, however, aren’t due to be […]

COVID-19 vaccine

Colorado public health officials launch vaccine tracker

By: - December 18, 2020

State public health officials for many months have supplied daily data updates about COVID-19 in the state. The data include infection rates, number of deaths, number of hospitalizations and other statistics that enable residents to track the spread of the coronavirus. Now those officials are providing a similar resource for vaccinations. The Colorado Department of […]

Colorado among states to sue Google over alleged monopoly

By: - December 17, 2020

The tech giant Google illegally maintains a monopoly over search engines and internet search advertising, say 38 attorneys general. The attorneys, led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a news release from Weiser’s office. The suit seeks […]

Medical supplies

First COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive in Colorado Monday morning

By: - December 14, 2020

Colorado officials expect to receive the state’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses Monday morning, and the first Coloradans will be inoculated early Monday afternoon, according to the office of Gov. Jared Polis. The first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine left the company’s Portage, Michigan, manufacturing plant early Sunday. The vaccine earned emergency use authorization […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 11

By: - December 11, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing on COVID-19 at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 11 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded an average of 4,019 new cases of COVID-19 each […]

First gentleman taken to hospital after COVID symptoms worsen

By: - December 6, 2020

First Gentleman Marlon Reis was transported to the hospital by his partner, Gov. Jared Polis, after Reis experienced worsening symptoms of COVID-19, the governor’s office said in a statement Sunday evening. Polis and Reis announced Nov. 28 they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Reis “started to experience a slightly worsening cough and shortness of […]

More than 2,000 additional COVID deaths projected in Colorado by new year

By: - December 3, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread through Colorado at a rate that’s killing hundreds and sickening thousands as December holidays threaten to worsen the trends if residents are tempted to congregate despite public health warnings against gatherings. That was the message during a remote news briefing on Thursday that included comments from state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy […]