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Gov. Polis asks all Coloradans to wear cloth-based masks

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked all Coloradans to begin wearing masks when they leave home to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus as the number of people killed by the...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis extends order closing schools, will address stay-at-home extension

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said all Colorado schools will be closed to in-person learning until at least April 30, extending an earlier order by about a week. The initial order,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Colorado bridge club gave one county a high coronavirus death rate

El Paso County has one of the nation’s highest fatality rates of the new coronavirus, surpassing communities in other states that have been hard hit by the disease. At least 13 deaths have been...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats jostle over whether to return to Capitol to extend coronavirus pause

The question of whether state lawmakers needed to appear in person Monday at the Colorado Capitol to extend a pause in the lawmaking term because of the new coronavirus opened a rare public rift...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he was issuing a statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday morning to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

State Sen. Jim Smallwood announced Monday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. “I want to first let everybody know that I’m currently feeling great,” the Parker Republican said in a...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus now linked to at least 9 deaths in Colorado

The new coronavirus has now been linked to at least nine deaths in Colorado as the outbreak of the disease rapidly worsens. An El Paso County man in his 80s was killed by COVID-19, the disease...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis signs bill abolishing Colorado death penalty, commutes 3 death sentences

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed into law a bill abolishing Colorado’s death penalty , simultaneously commuting the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row. Polis converted the death...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver mayor issues stay-at-home order

A day after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said a mandate that people stay in their homes to prevent spread of the new coronavirus was unenforceable, the mayor of the state’s largest city issued an...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado announces seventh coronavirus death as patient numbers balloon

A seventh person in Colorado has died from the new coronavirus as the number of people infected with the disease in the state has ballooned to nearly 600. The death announced Sunday is the fifth...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis asks people to stay home; orders in-person workforce cuts

Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday implored — but did not go so far as to require — Coloradans to go out in public only if absolutely necessary as he tries to stem the spread of the new coronavirus and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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