Feds order new eviction ban in counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates

BY: and - August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a new, narrower moratorium on evictions through Oct. 3, which would protect struggling renters in areas of the U.S. that have been hit hardest by soaring COVID-19 infection rates. The targeted eviction ban comes days after a federal moratorium in place since September expired on Saturday. The Biden administration […]

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No mask mandate amid rising COVID-19 cases, but officials urge vaccination

BY: - August 2, 2021

Like many other states, Colorado is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as students prepare to return to school. But state and local leaders who gave public briefings on Monday appeared unlikely to impose new mask mandates or limit capacity at businesses and events anytime soon. From July 26 through Aug. 1, […]

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‘Colorado Comeback’ stimulus update: State bills close to passing

BY: - May 28, 2021

Colorado leaders on May 25 announced a vague plan for allocating $3.8 billion in federal economic stimulus money, which the state received from coronavirus relief legislation Congress passed in March. But first things first. Besides that $3.8 billion from the feds, lawmakers have another $800 million worth of state money, largely from surplus income and […]

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As more young people are hospitalized, Gov. Polis urges Coloradans of all ages to get vaccine

BY: - May 20, 2021

As Colorado begins to administer the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 following an expanded emergency-use authorization from the federal government last week, state officials are emphasizing that while COVID-19 has hit older Americans hardest, the risks to children are real. “It’s important to remember that some children and adolescents can get […]

You can toss your mask if you’re vaccinated, Colorado officials say

BY: - May 14, 2021

A news briefing from Gov. Jared Polis on Friday had a beginning-of-the-end flavor as he announced a shift in Colorado to a largely mask-free new phase of the pandemic. At one point, Polis said, “The pandemic is not yet over, but if you are vaccinated it is largely over for you.” Based on new guidance […]

Colorado gets ready to distribute COVID vaccine to kids 12 and older

BY: - May 11, 2021

Colorado is poised to make significant progress in its effort to vaccinate as many residents as possible now that the Pfizer vaccine will almost certainly be authorized for use in recipients as young as 12, Gov. Jared Polis said during a news briefing on Tuesday. “All Coloradans 12 and up are that much closer to […]

Here’s how much Colorado and its counties and cities will get in federal COVID-19 relief

BY: - May 10, 2021

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced the amount of money the federal government will allocate to individual states, counties and cities as part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that Congress passed in March. The package included $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments. The money […]

Walk-in vaccinations to begin at some community sites in Colorado, Gov. Polis says

BY: - April 20, 2021

Coloradans no longer need an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Wednesday, three community vaccination sites will accept walk-in or drive-in patients with no need to make an appointment, Gov. Jared Polis announced during a news briefing Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion. “In Colorado we’re seeing a 93 to 95% reduction in positive cases […]

Colorado ends statewide COVID-19 ‘dial’ mandate, returning control to local governments

BY: - April 16, 2021

Colorado’s COVID-19 dial system of restrictions has undergone constant evolutions since it was first introduced by state officials last September, but today marks its biggest change yet — from now on, the dial is merely advisory, with the final say on most public health restrictions left up to local governments. “With more and more people […]

‘Fourth wave’ of COVID-19 infections hitting Colorado, state health officials say

BY: - April 9, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis and top state health officials acknowledged on Friday that rising COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations constitute a “fourth wave” of the deadly pandemic that is impacting Colorado and much of the rest of the country. “This is a time of great concern in Colorado,” Polis said in a press conference on the […]

Over half of Coloradans now eligible for COVID vaccine but appointments hard to come by

BY: - March 19, 2021

With little fanfare, Colorado on Friday began a new phase of its vaccine rollout plan that expanded eligibility to over half of its population — but with vaccine demand still greatly exceeding supply, it could be weeks before many newly eligible Coloradans are able to secure an appointment. Phase 1B.4, the final group to be […]

Gov. Polis touts vaccine progress, warns of continued risk amid variant spread

BY: - March 9, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday shared more positive news about the state’s COVID-19 vaccine supply and efforts to administer doses to eligible groups, but urged Coloradans to continue following public health guidance as the virus — including the newly confirmed B.1.351 variant — continues to pose risks. After receiving an initial bulk shipment of about […]