John Cumalat, owner of Cannon Mine Coffee in Lafayette, Colorado, hands a drink across the counter to a customer on March 17, 2020. The shop has a liquor license and typically hosts evening music and community events, but in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus, hours have been reduced and people are not allowed to linger. (Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

Unemployment claims skyrocket as thousands of Coloradans lose their jobs

Colorado's unemployment fund has enough to cover 18 months of unemployment pay -- but only in a regular recession. There’s concern the coronavirus will cause an extraordinary downturn and that the program is underfunded.

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Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home, senior-care center residents rise to at least 64

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is still not releasing the fatality data, citing jurisdiction and privacy issues

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Coronavirus may have reached Colorado as early as January, weeks before the state had the ability to test

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it wasn’t until Feb. 27 that the state could test people for COVID-19. “We were really in a reactionary mode instead of being able to be in front of it,” one top official says.

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Coronavirus is forcing a whole new social contract on Colorado’s city sidewalks and suburban open space

What’s the new social etiquette for dog-walking and trail running? Here are some answers from park managers and health officials.