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Colorado Springs coronavirus vaccine clinic flouted safety, report says

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stopped vaccinations at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic after nearly 4,000 people got one or more dose of Pfizer or Moderna at the facility

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Unemployment fraudsters have cost Colorado at least $19.37 million

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been able to prevent another $437.16 million in fraudulent claims from being paid out, officials said Friday

Economy

Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Colorado’s coronavirus dial system ends Friday. As hospitalizations spike, it will be up to counties to respond.

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado has reached a point in the pandemic where local communities can decide what restrictions are right for them. But at the same time he’s pleading with the public to be careful.

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Officials advise 4,000 people vaccinated at Colorado Springs spa to get new coronavirus shots

The state health department stopped vaccinations at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic on Friday

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Johnson & Johnson pause may not affect Colorado’s vaccine equity efforts. But other issues persist.

Some community-based groups crucial to the state’s plans to reach underserved communities say they’re under-resourced and finding funding beyond government

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State stimulus tracker: We’re keeping tabs on Colorado lawmakers’ $800 million coronavirus aid package

The spending affects everything from transportation projects to mental health initiatives and helping the agriculture sector deal with drought

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Colorado halts distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after federal regulators recommend “pause” over blood clot reports

More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S., the vast majority with no or mild side effects. More than 120,000 Coloradans have received the J&J vaccine.

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Colorado’s fourth coronavirus wave will be different from the first three. Here’s why it’s still a concern.

Younger people are making up a bigger share of the cases this time — and some are getting really sick

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3,000 vaccine doses seized from Colorado Springs medical spa due to storage problems

Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic offers mostly aesthetic services such as facials, acne treatment and tattoo removal

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Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.

A bipartisan bill seeks to meet the costs of intensive tutoring across districts. Lawmakers say they’ll need more funds from the Colorado Department of Education.

Education

Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases

“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said

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Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020

Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.

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The best tips from The Colorado Sun’s readers for booking a coronavirus vaccination appointment

The Colorado Sun asked readers to share the tricks, hacks and gambits that have worked for them to get a COVID-19 shot. Here’s what they told us.

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What is and isn’t allowed in Colorado when it comes to compelling people to get a coronavirus vaccine

No one at the moment is pushing for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, either at the state or federal levels. But businesses and Gov. Jared Polis’ administration are trying out incentives.

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Fort Lewis College will require students to be vaccinated for coronavirus to enroll for the next academic year

Leaders at the southwest Colorado college say vaccination is the best hope for restoring in-person learning.

Education

Colorado finalizes decision to ease mask mandate as Biden administration begs states to stay the course

Gov. Jared Polis's new mask order allows people in about half of the state’s 64 counties — but only representing a fraction of Colorado’s population — to ditch their face coverings in the vast majority of public indoor places

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Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

Previously, the CDC had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people

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Durango’s COVID “cowboy” rounds up (maskless) spring break scofflaws

Leaders of this southwest Colorado city of about 19,000 are eager to hold COVID-19 at bay with a bit of old-time law and order on mask mandates — and even a little modern vaccine science

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Colorado is offering prison staff $500 to get COVID-19 vaccines in effort to boost low inoculation rates

The $500, subject to normal taxes and withholdings, will come from the agency budget to fund the bonus for those who complete vaccination by May 15

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