LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18


    (Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

    Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at Front Range Community College in Westminster.

    Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

    Polis is visiting Longmont, Lafayette, Broomfield, Westminster and Boulder on Sept. 18 to visit organizations supported by the COVID-19 Relief Fund and meet with local business people and elected officials.

    At the COVID-19 briefing, he’ll be joined by Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera; state Sen. Faith Winter and state Rep. Shannon Bird, both Democrats from Westminster; and Betsy Markey, executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

    Through Sept. 16, Colorado had 63,145 cases of COVID-19 and 1,911 deaths due to the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The three-day moving average of daily new cases in the state is 409, up from 246 a week ago.

    Logan, Boulder, Phillips and Yuma counties have reported more than 200 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people over the previous two weeks, meaning they could be required to implement more capacity restrictions if they don’t get case incidence back down in the next few weeks.

    Watch the governor’s briefing here:

    COVID-19 UPDATE: I’m at Front Range Community College in Westminster for my Friday update on the state’s response to COVID-19.

    Posted by Governor Jared Polis on Friday, September 18, 2020