covid-19

Colorado’s unemployment rate remains flat at 6.2%

BY: - July 16, 2021

Unemployment in Colorado remained essentially flat in June, the state’s labor department said Friday, marking the 15th consecutive month that the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has kept the statewide unemployment rate above 6% — a level more than double the pre-pandemic rate, which averaged 2.7% in 2019. Colorado employers reported adding roughly 10,500 […]

Health care worker wins first $1 million prize in Colorado vaccine cash drawing

BY: - June 4, 2021

A health care worker from Mead was announced on Friday as the first vaccinated Coloradan to win a $1 million prize as part of a weekly cash drawing aimed at boosting the state’s flagging vaccination rate. Sally Sliger, who received her first dose of the vaccine in March, said she was notified that she’d been […]

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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 […]

Colorado unemployment rate remained at 6.4% in April as state launches back-to-work incentive

BY: - May 21, 2021

For the second month in a row, Colorado’s unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.4%, down from a high of over 12% in the worst months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the April figure was still more than double the state’s average monthly jobless rate in 2019. The number of individuals employed in Colorado climbed by […]

COVID-19 vaccine

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colorado renters remain protected by federal eviction moratorium until at least the end of June

BY: - March 29, 2021

The Biden administration announced Monday that it is extending a federal eviction moratorium that aims to keep tenants who have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic in their homes. The ban, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year, was scheduled to expire on Wednesday but now extends through the end […]

Lighter COVID restrictions go into effect in Colorado

BY: - March 24, 2021

Colorado moves into a new set of lighter COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday. The changes both make moving between levels on the state’s “dial” system of restrictions easier for counties and ease the restrictions called for in each level. For example, counties starting this week can be eligible for the dial’s blue level, its second-least restrictive, if […]

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 […]