Health

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TIMELINE: The moments that have shaped Colorado’s response to coronavirus

Since the state’s first case on March 5, Gov. Jared Polis and health officials have taken extraordinary steps to try to slow the spread of the disease

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Doctors fear for their families as they battle coronavirus with not enough protection

There's a growing chorus of American health care workers who say they’re battling the virus with far too little armor as shortages force them to reuse personal protective equipment, known as PPE, or rely on homemade substitutes. Sometimes they must even go without protection altogether.

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Colorado governor says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but says second person in their 40s has died

At least 53 people in Colorado have been killed by the coronavirus, which has infected more than 2,600 people and hospitalized more than 400

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Democrats in the Colorado legislature jostle over whether they must return to the Capitol to continue their coronavirus pause

Senate Democrats hoped to avoid returning to the General Assembly because of the public safety threat. House Democrats felt they needed to be at the Capitol in person to avoid legal troubles.

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Mental health care in Colorado has gone virtual thanks to coronavirus. For some patients, it’s long overdue.

Community mental health clinics are still open during the pandemic, but therapists are meeting with clients in privacy-protected online sessions.

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Months ago, Colorado trained to prepare for a pandemic. But not one like the coronavirus.

The nationwide Crimson Contagion training exercise shows how assumptions made in pandemic planning have hindered the response to COVID-19 in Colorado and the nation.

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Colorado coronavirus deaths hit 48 as disease spreads to at least 47 counties

The number of counties affected and number of people hospitalized by the virus have rapidly risen in recent days.

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How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis to keep themselves safe

The CDC doesn't know whether pregnancy increases chances of infection, but the fast spread of COVID-19 has some women very worried. Some are even considering delivering their babies at birthing centers to avoid infection-filled hospitals.