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Coronavirus variant from Brazil detected for first time in Colorado

By: - April 7, 2021

Colorado public health officials announced Tuesday that the first cases of COVID-19 infections from the P.1 coronavirus variant had been detected in the state. Two P.1 cases were identified in patients who are residents of Boulder County, according to a news release. The P.1 variant is associated with devastating virus spread in Brazil. It had […]

Vaccination capacity increases at Pueblo site with transfer to FEMA

By: - April 5, 2021

Capacity will increase at a community vaccination site that serves southern Colorado when the site’s administration is transferred to the federal government, state officials said Monday. The community vaccination site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, currently a state-run facility, will come under the administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency starting April 14 […]

Colorado’s mask mandate expected to be modified this weekend

By: - March 30, 2021

Colorado’s statewide mask mandate is expected to be altered this weekend. Gov. Jared Polis indicated during a news briefing Monday that he would prefer within the next couple of weeks to largely hand over mask-wearing requirements to local authorities. “Really the only types of events that will remain under state guidance will be large-scale events, […]

Lighter COVID restrictions go into effect in Colorado

By: - March 24, 2021

Colorado moves into a new set of lighter COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday. The changes both make moving between levels on the state’s “dial” system of restrictions easier for counties and ease the restrictions called for in each level. For example, counties starting this week can be eligible for the dial’s blue level, its second-least restrictive, if […]

Boulder shooting updates

By: - March 24, 2021

At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, a man arrived at a King Soopers grocery store in south Boulder and opened fire using an assault rifle. He left 10 people dead, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley. Law enforcement took the suspect into custody at the scene. Newsline will provide ongoing coverage of the […]

VP Harris visits Colorado Tuesday to tout pandemic relief package

By: - March 16, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emfoff are due to visit Colorado today. The visit is part of a tour to tout the recently enacted $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. Harris plans to visit a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Plan De Salud Del Valle in Fort Lupton and to attend a “listening session” […]

Every Coloradan expected to be vaccine eligible by mid-April

By: - March 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to be available to the general public in about a month, Gov. Jared Polis announced during a Friday news briefing. “We expect that every Coloradan will be eligible for the vaccine by mid-April,” said Polis, who was joined during the briefing by Brigadier General Scott Sherman of the Colorado National […]

Rep. Titone elected chair of Colorado Legislative LGBTQ Caucus

By: - March 11, 2021

Rep. Brianna Titone was elected on Thursday as the new chair of the Colorado Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, the caucus announced. Titone, an Arvada Democrat who represents the 27th District, is Colorado’s first openly transgender state lawmaker. “Our caucus has made great strides for LGBTQ Coloradans in the past few years, banning conversion therapy, updating laws […]

South African coronavirus variant, said to be more vaccine resistant, found in Colorado

By: - March 8, 2021

Colorado public health officials announced Sunday night that a concerning new coronavirus variant had been detected in the state for the first time. Staff of the Colorado State Public Health Laboratory detected three cases of the variant — known as B.1.351 and first discovered in South Africa in October 2020 — at the state’s Buena […]

JBS pauses operations at Greeley beef plant during vaccine clinic for workers

By: - March 5, 2021

Operations at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley paused Friday to allow workers to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. The vaccination clinic included a visit from Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg. Employees made their way past safety measures now in place at the plant, including signs in multiple languages […]

State meets vaccine goal for age 70-plus as Polis forecasts ‘final months of the pandemic’

By: - March 2, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis, at a pivotal time in the evolution of the pandemic in Colorado, led a cautiously optimistic news briefing Tuesday during which he referred to the state being in “the final months of the pandemic” and announced the state had reached its vaccination goal related to people 70 and older. With the aid […]

Vaccinations in long-term care facilities lead to drop in COVID cases

By: - March 2, 2021

State public health officials have registered a decline in cases of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities since vaccinations began in those locations, officials said during a news briefing on Monday. Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said 100% of clinics for first and second vaccine doses […]