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JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley shuts down so workers can get COVID-19 vaccine shots

Workers at the plant where six employees and a corporate manager died from the coronavirus will receive 4 hours of pay plus a $100 bonus for getting the vaccine.

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Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience

They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.

Education

Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines

111 rural counties, mostly between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy that can give the vaccines. But counties in Colorado pharmacy deserts still are getting vaccines to residents.

Health

From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings

The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure

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Three Colorado college programs aim to help people with disabilities join the workforce. The state is opening doors, too.

Real-life job skills honed over four years boost people with cognitive and developmental disabilities toward the independent future of their choosing.

Education

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.

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Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver

At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.

Education

When coronavirus attacked Colorado’s health, it changed the state’s health system forever

From telehealth and city dweller respite care in Hugo, to an explosion in Medicaid clients and a speedy overhaul of medicine itself, the pandemic is a game-changer

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Colorado nursing homes with the most coronavirus deaths were cited for poor infection control

A Colorado Sun investigation found that many of the nursing homes with the highest death counts were told multiple times to clean up hygiene protocols intended to protect residents.

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Colorado set to begin receiving roughly twice as many coronavirus vaccine doses starting in April

Gov. Jared Polis said he’s “confident that summer will be very close to normal”

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In Colorado’s uneven coronavirus economic recovery, some thrive while others can’t make ends meet

Economic indicators look pretty good a year into the COVID economy, but does that make sense, especially if you can’t pay rent?

Economy

Coronavirus crushed Colorado’s economy. But working women paid the highest price.

About 20,000 fewer women were working in Colorado by the end of 2020 than when the pandemic began. Moms were most likely to leave or lose their jobs.

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Workers at Greeley meatpacking plant where 500 were sickened by coronavirus will be vaccinated

The major meatpacking companies — JBS, Cargill, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods — say a number of states plan to begin vaccinating meat plant workers this week, including in Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky and Michigan.

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Colorado’s “last responders” are exhausted after a year of coronavirus goodbyes

The unprecedented loss is taking a toll even on the medical providers best trained to handle it

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For Coloradans who handle the dead, no rest and far less solace under cruel coronavirus rules

Even the peaceful keepers of Mount Olivet Cemetery felt overrun and overwhelmed by the way coronavirus forced them to carry out their sacred mission.

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The coronavirus’ toll in Colorado: A year of bottomless grief and relentless division

The COVID-19 pandemic is among the largest mass-casualty events in state history, but the devastation was personal for some and just out of view for others.

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Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine is approved for use

“This is great news — our country will quickly be equipped with another life-saving and crisis-ending vaccine to help us in the fight against COVID-19," Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said in a written statement

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Colorado changes vaccine plan again, moving down most essential workers to bump up older, sicker people

Gov. Jared Polis is prioritizing Coloradans between the ages of 60 and 64 and people with two or more high-risk conditions when a new distribution phase begins next week. Grocery store and agricultural workers will also get priority.

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Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

In Colorado, whether you want a coronavirus vaccine may depend on your party affiliation, new poll shows

Magellan Strategies found that only 55% percent of registered voters in Colorado who haven’t been inoculated want to receive a vaccine once it becomes available to them, including only 29% of Republicans

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