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Colorado has just 120 intensive care beds available statewide as COVID hospitalizations rise

Gov. Jared Polis urgently pleaded with Coloradans to get vaccinated as more than 1,100 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19

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FDA signs off on extending booster shots to Americans who got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration's decisions mark a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign

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Adams, Arapahoe counties to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department after Douglas County’s exit

Per its legal obligation, Adams County will remain a part of TCHD through December 2022

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Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program

As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus

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Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state

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The story of the historic COVID vaccine trial for kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado

A small army of clinical research nurses who organized and ran the trial called it their Super Bowl, operating under an energy not lost on the 252 kids who were enrolled

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Colorado health officials back off plan to weaken coronavirus vaccine mandate for hospitals

The head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the state would instead wait until a forthcoming federal mandate is finalized

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Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce

Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.

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Colorado businesses relied on sidewalk extensions to make a profit during COVID. They may be here to stay.

Parklets that became commonplace during the pandemic could become permanent fixtures on revitalized Main Streets across the state.

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More video visits and more doctor burnout: How the pandemic has changed health care in Colorado

Highlights from The Colorado Sun’s panel discussion on the future of health care

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Some hospitals resorted to crisis triage during the pandemic. A Colorado doctor says more should have.

A Q&A with Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist at the University of Colorado, on why more states did not enact “crisis standards of care” when their hospitals were strained

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From sewers to golf courses, cities like Pueblo see green with federal COVID relief dollars

States received $195 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act. They had gotten other stimulus funding in earlier relief packages, including the CARES Act last year.

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Douglas County Health Board approves opt-out of masking mandates

Douglas County Health Board President Doug Benevento said during the Oct. 8 special board of health meeting that he would not hand down any masking mandates for children without what he called “clear and convincing evidence of the benefits of masking"

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A Colorado Springs wellness clinic is now barred from providing coronavirus vaccines

CDPHE barred Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic leaders Friday from providing COVID-19 vaccines following a months-long investigation

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The story of the Colorado woman who won’t get vaccinated despite being denied kidney transplant

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Pfizer asks FDA to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

While kids are at lower risk of severe illness or death than older people, COVID-19 does sometimes kill children and cases in youngsters have skyrocketed as the extra-contagious delta variant has swept through the country

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Colorado schools fought to retain teachers during COVID. The struggle isn’t over.

The state actually retained more teachers during the 2020-2021 academic year than in the past, but officials fear more teachers will exit the field as the pandemic drags on.

Education

University of Colorado’s health system fires 119 unvaccinated workers

Among those fired, 54 employees were from the Denver region, 33 from northern Colorado and 32 from the southern part of the state

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Colorado officials may weaken coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers

The proposal would require only 90% compliance for hospitals and nursing homes and would give more latitude to religious exemptions

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At least 92% of Denver city workers are vaccinated after mayor enacts mandate

Employees were required to either prove they were vaccinated or obtain an exemption to the mandate by the end of Thursday or face possible termination.

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