COVID-19

At least 25% of Colorado renters are at risk of eviction in the coming months, new analysis finds

BY: - August 7, 2020

Between 436,000 and 596,000 people in Colorado — or 25%-36% of renters in the state — could be at risk of eviction by the end of the year, according to new analysis. The analysis, released on Friday by the nonprofit The Aspen Institute, estimates that 29 million renters across the country are at risk of […]

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Green space is essential during the pandemic. Not all Denverites have equitable access to it.

BY: - August 7, 2020

By Kristi Roybal As public officials continue to urge Denver residents to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of us may be walking our neighborhood streets and using our local parks more often. The pandemic puts green space front and center as a necessary urban amenity to deal with the current restrictions […]

‘Hit the reset button’: Colorado group calls for return to stay-at-home order

BY: - August 5, 2020

“Shut it down, start over, do it right.” That’s the message from a national coalition of health professionals and advocacy groups who say that it’s time for state and local governments — including in Colorado — to return to strict social-distancing measures like stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions to combat worrying trends in COVID-19 case […]

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Colorado’s low vaccination rates may complicate COVID-19 recovery

BY: - August 5, 2020

The novel coronavirus is a mere 120 nanometers in diameter. That’s roughly 700 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair. It’s hard to fathom something so small wreaking such big havoc, yet here we are, still facing unprecedented challenges caused by a tiny, spiky virus that as of eight months ago wasn’t […]

Colorado’s COVID-19 transmission is plateauing, Gov. Polis says

BY: - August 4, 2020

After a July that saw a spike in reported cases of COVID-19 rivaling April’s, the state’s three-day average of new reported cases appears to be plateauing or declining, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. From Aug. 1 through 3, the daily average of cases reported to CDPHE was 315 […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4

BY: and - August 4, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4, on Colorado’s response to COVID-19. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Watch below for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook. As of Aug. 3, Colorado had 47,968 cases of […]

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Sen. Gardner must stand for Coloradans over politics by supporting the HEROES Act

BY: - August 4, 2020

By Rachel Wall I thought things couldn’t get worse when Colorado suddenly shut down on March 24 with little directive from the government on how to proceed. Now, when our government has the opportunity to help its citizens, our senator, Cory Gardner, continues to let us down by not pushing for the next COVID relief […]

Census taker at door

Census Bureau to cut short door-knocking period

BY: - August 3, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to cut short the door-knocking period it told Congress would be necessary to gather responses from hard-to-reach Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. “We will end field data collection by September 30, 2020,” the Bureau announced in a statement posted Aug. 3. “Self-response options will also close on that date to […]

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

El Paso County limits indoor capacity following COVID-19 talks with state officials

BY: - August 2, 2020

Due to high coronavirus transmission and a test positivity rate close to 8%, El Paso County announced it will tighten restrictions on indoor capacity and event size. The county submitted a mitigation plan dated July 13 that explained to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment how it would lower the test positivity rate, […]

Medicaid funding increase sought by Colorado advocates as enrollment surges

BY: - July 31, 2020

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, it was hard enough for Joaquín Garcia, a student and father of two who lives in Alamosa, to find steady work to fit around his class schedule. With the economy suffering and his children home from school, it’s become harder than ever. “I basically have to stay (home), and […]

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Halt evictions in Colorado

BY: - July 31, 2020

When Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide eviction moratorium at the end of April, his executive order referred to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. “Many Coloradans experienced substantial loss of income as a result of business closures and layoffs, hindering their ability to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments and threatening their […]

‘14,000 attempts.’ Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders.

BY: - July 31, 2020

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they argue over whether to continue the supplement at $600 a week or some fraction of that, out-of-work Americans are left to worry whether they can survive on state benefits that […]