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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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Colorado’s school custodians clean through staff shortages and uncertainty to keep buildings safe

Tony Arnold, Jeffco’s director of custodial services, said he wouldn’t describe the past year as changing the job, but just some of the focus

Education

Colorado will open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older starting on Friday

The state was planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public starting in mid-April. Colorado will join at least 12 other states across the country that have already expanded eligibility to the general population or will do so by the end of the week.

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In the Denver Health emergency department, patients and caregivers are scarred by a brutal year

Patients’ wounds hinted at links to the pandemic. So did the emotional damage to workers.

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Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance

About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.

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How CU scientists identified coronavirus “super-carriers” by collecting gallons of students’ spit

Two recent studies from the University of Colorado Boulder may have solved a pandemic mystery: Why were so many dorm roommates of COVID-positive students not also getting sick?

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More than 20 Colorado counties are poised to move to the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions

The changes come as the state implements "Dial 3.0," which makes it significantly easier for counties to achieve less-restrictive status

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Coronavirus vaccines are rolling out across the world. So why are CSU scientists still working to develop new ones?

Researchers at Colorado State University are working on four COVID-19 vaccine candidates, one of which is nearing human clinical trials

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Colorado’s new coronavirus vaccine phase, plenty of available shots draws people to rural Colorado

Hugo in Lincoln County hosted a mass event at the fairgrounds and elated Front Range drivers stayed overnight at a truck stop to be ready

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Citizen group asks Rangely, Rio Blanco County to invoke “Constitutional Sanctuary”status

County attorney is reviewing the resolution for "unintended consequences." Meanwhile, the board governing the northwest Colorado county declared sanctuary status to protect itself from wolf reintroduction.

Politics and Government

Colorado resorts expect next ski season to be pretty normal, but some coronavirus changes may stick around

Vail Resorts chief Rob Katz on Friday told passholders that the company is not planning to use its reservation system in the 2021-22 season

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Colorado will loosen its coronavirus dial system next week, allow bars to reopen across much of the state and end personal gathering limits

Colorado is also removing its limit on personal gathering sizes, though CDPHE notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still strongly recommends avoiding larger gatherings and crowds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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