People clean up their encampments along Lincoln Park, which is being closed on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020, because of public health concerns. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

600 beds will open at Denver’s National Western complex to give homeless men safer space during coronavirus outbreak

The shelter will provide safe shelter for 600 men who were bunking at Denver Rescue Mission shelters that will temporarily close on Thursday. A similar space for women is being developed.

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Colorado’s governor extends order requiring 30-day warning before an eviction

While the extended order doesn't outlaw evictions, it's aimed at giving tenants more time to secure enough money to prevent being removed from their homes.

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Colorado, like other states, trims health programs amid health crisis

Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending.

Littwin: As schools prepare to reopen, anyone who isn’t nervous isn’t paying attention

In Denver, five-day, in-school plans were first being made when it looked as if the coronavirus were in hand. Now Gov. Polis is telling us cases are resurgent in Colorado, which is why systems have also built in alternatives.