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There’s a shady (and leafy) divide between Denver’s whiter, wealthier neighborhoods and everyone else

Trees and green spaces can make people healthier and happier, but maps show communities of color and low-income neighborhoods across the city have less access to shade.

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Colorado governor urges coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workforce amid new requirements for prison guards

Polis asked the state Board of Health to impose a mandate for hospital and nursing home workers

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Jefferson County health officials order masks for all in schools regardless of vaccination status

The Jefferson County Public Health Department issued an order Monday that requires masks for anyone age 2 or older when in childcare and K-12 schools

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Should I let my kids outside? and other Colorado air pollution questions

A near-record string of high pollution days on the Front Range has parents asking everything from “Does a mask help?” to “Do they have to stay inside at recess?” We sought expert advice for answers.

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More Colorado health leaders are urging mask, coronavirus vaccine mandates

Children’s Hospital Colorado and SCL Health became the latest hospital systems in the state to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

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Few Colorado families have chosen remote learning for the upcoming school year, though some are still deciding

In 10 districts surveyed by Chalkbeat, only between 1% and 2% of students chose the fully remote option for the 2021-22 school year

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Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is behind schedule to sign contracts for a weekly COVID-19 rapid testing program available to schools statewide

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Are Colorado’s latest efforts to get more people vaccinated working?

$100 Walmart gift cards are increasing participation at pop-up vaccination sites by threefold. And Denver Health navigators have called 10,000 refugees and immigrants.

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12 cases, 3 deaths linked to COVID outbreak at Durango car dealership

The outbreak related to the Nissan of Durango dealership include five cases of the highly contagious delta variant

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As employers and universities adopt vaccine mandates, Colorado school districts mostly quiet

One local district, the Aurora Public Schools, announced as far back as May that it planned to require the vaccine for employees as soon as it received full federal approval

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Thousands of Coloradans may have already received an extra dose of coronavirus vaccine

Federal authorities have yet to authorize COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but an influential committee is meeting Friday to discuss the possibility

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Answers to readers’ questions on the coronavirus vaccine, masks and the delta variant in Colorado

Yes, your vaccine is still effective, but you need to take precautions for unvaccinated children

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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”

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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

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