COVID-19

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 […]

Michael Hancock

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 […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers could spur more county curfews, health officials say

BY: - November 4, 2020

Rising cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 could mean Colorado counties will have to take drastic measures to avoid hospitals being overwhelmed in the next few weeks. The metrics are bad enough in several counties that they could soon move to more restrictive levels of CDPHE’s COVID-19 dial system — and may even be forced […]

Gov. Polis’ proposal kicks off Colorado budget process amid uncertainty over pandemic, federal aid

BY: - November 2, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday unveiled a $35.4 billion state budget proposal that he said would restore many of the most painful cuts made amid the fiscal crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. But with the virus surging again and a pivotal election about to determine the balance of power in Washington, […]

Colorado has avoided COVID-19 outbreaks at polling centers — but election officials are prepared for the possibility

BY: - October 30, 2020

No Colorado county has experienced a COVID-19 outbreak at any of its voter service and polling centers or ballot processing facilities, a spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases among staff at a facility within two weeks. Still, such an outbreak could […]

Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar

‘Public health disaster’ in Pueblo prompts 10 p.m. curfew as COVID-19 cases rise

BY: - October 29, 2020

In an attempt to curb a sharp increase in cases of COVID-19, city of Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar announced a two-week curfew. Under the order, which applies starting Oct. 30, Pueblo residents must remain in their homes except for essential business after 10 p.m. “What we are facing in Pueblo is a public health disaster, […]

Colorado health officials allow Denver to keep gyms open at 25% capacity

BY: - October 28, 2020

On Oct. 27, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the state had ordered the city and county of Denver to implement restrictions under Safer at Home: Level 3 of the COVID-19 dial system, following an increase in cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive. This won’t mean closing gyms, according to an announcement later […]

Here’s how the state’s dial of restrictions applies to Colorado schools

BY: - October 28, 2020

“Here’s how the state’s dial of restrictions applies to Colorado schools” was originally published on Oct 27, 2020, 6:59 p.m., by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters” As several Colorado counties roll out new restrictions based on higher COVID-19 cases and transmission, schools across the state […]

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Restrictions tighten for Denver, Adams counties following increase in COVID-19 cases

BY: - October 27, 2020

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Oct. 27 that the city and county would enter a more restrictive level of the state’s COVID-19 dial system following a weeks-long increase in cases and a rising percentage of tests coming back positive. “We will work to implement this state order in the best way we can to protect […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27

BY: - October 27, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 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. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by Scott Bookman, who is the […]