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Colorado reenacts mask mandate for nursing homes, regardless of vaccination status

The restriction is another hint at the worsening coronavirus situation in Colorado and across the country, driven by spread of the more contagious delta variant


Colorado’s low-income patients can’t find specialty health care, study shows

A 3-year study shows safety net clinics can find specialists for their patients if they work extremely hard, but systemic change is needed to make real cuts to wait lists


Colorado governor warns “we expect it to get worse” as delta variant drives spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

About 360 people were hospitalized in Colorado because of coronavirus on Monday, up about 100 over last week


Denver requires coronavirus vaccination for all city employees, hospital workers and teachers

The public health order is one of the most sweeping in the nation issued by a city


EPA plan to truck toxic mine waste through Telluride isn’t sitting well with locals

EPA says there will be short-term pain for long-term gain from moving final tailings pile on Telluride’s Valley Floor across town to a monitored mine-waste repository. 


Adopting CDC guidance, Colorado recommends everyone wear masks in school settings

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released its updated school guidance late Friday evening, three days after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed their own recommendations


Who are parks for? Proposed housing development has Westminster neighbors fighting for space.

Some residents fear being shut out of coveted parkland as developer eyes new subdivision at “The Farm”


Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s second-largest district, will require masks for children under 12

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masks for everyone in a school setting


Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area health officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy

A mobile clinic in the East Colfax neighborhood is part of a new push by Denver-area public health officials to find the neighborhoods where vaccinations lag behind state or county averages


As coronavirus cases rise again, not even Colorado’s most-vaccinated counties have been spared. Here’s why.

State and local health officials have had a mixed response to new federal guidance urging vaccinated people to start wearing masks again


How an Aurora doctor breaks norms to treat refugees and recent immigrants

Dr. P.J. Parmar designed the Mango House clinic to survive on the Medicaid payments that many doctors across the U.S. reject as too low


Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

The new policy amounts to a recognition by the Biden administration that the government — the nation’s biggest employer — must do more to boost sluggish vaccination rates


Two more hospital systems in Colorado will require workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus

The move by UCHealth and Denver Health increases the number of hospitals with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to nearly 20 in Colorado


See if your Colorado county is among those where the CDC recommends you resume wearing a mask indoors

A majority of Colorado counties have transmission rates high enough that the CDC's new guidance applies


Staff at five Colorado hospitals will have to get vaccinated against coronavirus. What about all the rest?

Banner Health became the first hospital owner in Colorado to issue a mandate, but others may be waiting on the FDA to give full approval to the COVID-19 vaccines


Colorado governor not pursuing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees as delta variant rages

Cases are rising across the U.S. and in Colorado as the delta variant, which is far more contagious than other strains of the disease, spreads


Colorado’s health department argues it can’t be sued in whistleblower lawsuit tied to botched HIV program

Colorado’s former head of disease control, fired last summer amid the pandemic, alleges state health officials retaliated against him after he blew the whistle on financial mismanagement

Politics and Government

At least 610,000 white flags will stand in D.C. in honor of those who died from coronavirus. A Coloradan is among those behind it.

The memorial will be the largest participatory public art installation on the National Mall since the AIDS quilt in 1987.


Wildfire smoke drives people in low-vaccinated areas indoors, raising outbreak fears

Smoke and unrelenting heat have driven people to seek refuge at libraries, movie theaters, museums and other indoor venues


Unvaccinated staff at the center of federal investigation into rising nursing home deaths in Grand Junction

At one facility in Mesa County, 42% of staff were still not fully vaccinated compared to only about 8% of residents

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