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Tri-County Health Department will “reconsider” its opt-out policy for school mask mandate

The local public health agency overseeing Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties will hold another meeting about its school mask order Monday, during which it may reconsider its policy allowing counties to opt out of the mandate. An agenda for the meeting shows a “reconsideration of current opt out policy” is one of the items set […]

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Douglas County School District town hall on COVID-19 plans turns raucous

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District Wednesday evening quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19 this school year. The crowd first erupted with boos when Superintendent Corey Wise displayed a slide saying the district is recommending universal masking when school begins next week. […]

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Backlash stalled Douglas County School District’s plans to conduct diversity and equity training, records show

Plans between Douglas County School District and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now the district is preparing to continue equity work in 2021-22, but district leadership said DCSD is not ready to release details. “We heard and […]

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Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus

Joni Reynolds, the head of Gunnison County’s public health department, entered kind of a routine as the coronavirus crisis descended on Colorado earlier this year: Long hours. Sleepless nights. A police escort home. A wave of threats over her efforts to keep her community safe amid the pandemic made her fear for her safety. There […]