COVID-19

Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13

BY: - November 13, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Through Nov. 8, Colorado had 147,599 cases of COVID-19 and […]

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Colorado breaks another COVID-19 hospitalization record

BY: - November 13, 2020

Colorado on Nov. 11 reached another grim milestone: More people were hospitalized in the state with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 than at any point in the pandemic. The next day, the state broke the same record again. As of Nov. 12, 1,183 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases and 139 with suspected cases. The previous […]

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Trump’s final wake of COVID death

BY: - November 13, 2020

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell often refers to himself as the “grim reaper,” but it is President Trump who will have carried the scythe. The hole that’s been dug is deep. In the still-warm afterglow of a consequential rebuke of repeated lies and general malfeasance, the now disgraced one-term president will hand over the reins […]

Colorado service workers face health risks, high stress as COVID-19 cases spike

BY: - November 12, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis arrived at a virtual press briefing on the state’s coronavirus response on Monday with more bad news about the alarming spikes in cases and hospitalizations that have hit Colorado and much of the rest of the country in recent weeks. But despite another round of stern warnings about the need to improve […]

‘It was just chaos’: Former Sterling prison guard says COVID protocols were not enforced

BY: - November 12, 2020

When Jamie Amaral was called to transport an inmate sick with the coronavirus on April 27 from the Sterling Correctional Facility to a nearby hospital, she was only wearing a cloth mask. When they arrived, they were quickly ushered into a secluded room.  “Everybody that came in had face shields and masks and the whole […]

Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

BY: - November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place would […]

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Polis misses the mark without stay-at-home order

BY: - November 11, 2020

One of the things I’ve always liked about Gov. Jared Polis is his affinity for data. As a proud owner of tweed jackets with elbow patches, my brain lights up like a Christmas tree when he casually tweets about quantum mechanics or Schrödinger’s cat. Polis’ quirks aren’t new to me. I spent roughly 10 years […]

Gov. Polis extends statewide mask order for another 30 days — but no lockdown enacted

BY: - November 9, 2020

More than 1,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Colorado as of Nov. 9 — part of the grim situation that led Gov. Jared Polis to announce he would extend a statewide order requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces. “With the rate of the virus the highest that it’s ever been,” Polis said, “it’s […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9

BY: - November 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Through Nov. 8, Colorado had 130,984 cases of COVID-19 and 2,168 deaths due […]

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Denver Mayor Hancock announces ‘home by 10’ order as COVID-19 cases rise

BY: - November 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to spike, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced that all residents would need to be home by 10 p.m. except for essential business, under a 30-day public health order that applies starting Nov. 8. The mayor insisted the order was not a curfew, but a public health order — though […]

Colorado breaks April record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

BY: - November 5, 2020

Colorado on Nov. 5 broke a record set in April for the most people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 on a single day. As of Nov. 5, 894 people were in the hospital with confirmed cases, Gov. Jared Polis said at a virtual news briefing. The previous record of 888 was set April 14 during the […]

Colorado unemployment claims tick up again amid COVID-19 spike

BY: - November 5, 2020

First-time unemployment filings in Colorado have reached their highest level in three months and remain above the levels seen in all but the worst weeks of the 2009-10 recession, state officials reported Thursday. Initial claims for regular unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 31 totaled 7,116, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said […]