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Colorado governor announces wave of new measures to protect nursing homes, senior care centers from coronavirus

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday announced new steps to protect residents of nursing homes and senior care centers from the new coronavirus, the group that has been hardest hit by the disease in Colorado. Through Wednesday, as many as half of the state’s fatalities were residents of those facilities. Hundreds of residents and staff members […]

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Colorado coronavirus deaths reach 329 as confirmed cases near 8,000; hospital volumes flattening

Coronavirus-related deaths in Colorado reached at least 329 on Tuesday as state health officials said they were seeing signs that the disease may be starting to plateau. The total number of confirmed cases in the state jumped to 7,941, an increase of about 250 over Monday. Cumulative hospitalizations have reached at least 1,556. The Colorado […]

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Governor exploring how to better protect Colorado nursing homes from coronavirus as resident deaths near 100

Gov. Jared Polis said Monday he is exploring taking additional action to better protect Colorado nursing homes and senior care centers from the new coronavirus as the number of residents of those facilities who have died from the disease nears 100.  But he didn’t provide many specifics on what those steps may be. Polis highlighted […]

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Inside the 2,000 bed, multimillion dollar coronavirus hospital being built in the Colorado Convention Center

It’s difficult to hear over the whirring drills and ringing metal. It’s difficult to walk around as workers clad in hard hats and safety vests scurry from place to place. But it’s easy to detect the urgency behind the massive, multimillion dollar project underway inside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, where state public health […]

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Sunriser: Investigating nursing home coronavirus deaths / Planning for who gets care, who doesn’t / PPE holdup + much more

Hello and good morning, folks. In case you weren’t quite sure, it is, in fact, Monday morning. How was your weekend? Did you spend it in line outside a grocery store like it was a hot night club or making your own facemask (with or without sewing) or getting creative with your pantry? No matter […]