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

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has barred the Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Center in Colorado Springs from providing any more coronavirus vaccines through the federal COVID-19 vaccination program. The decision, announced Friday morning, comes after a months-long investigation that found clinic workers failed to properly handle and store their allotment of […]

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Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings as coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Denver area

Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings, Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday, marking one of the most significant returns to pre-pandemic life.  “We are going from mask-wearing requirements to mask-wearing suggestions and guidance,” Polis said at a news conference. “We have now reached a threshold where not enough people are […]

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Colorado plans mask-mandate changes after CDC says fully vaccinated people can stop wearing face coverings in most places

WASHINGTON — In a striking move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday moved to ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor […]

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Colorado finalizes decision to ease mask mandate as Biden administration begs states to stay the course

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday finalized his decision to ease the state’s mask mandate starting on Saturday, allowing people in about half of the state’s 64 counties, but only representing a fraction of Colorado’s population, to ditch their face coverings in the vast majority of public indoor places.  A new executive order requires people who […]

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CDC directs halt to most evictions through 2020 to prevent more coronavirus spread

By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Federal, state and local governments have approved eviction moratoriums during the course of the pandemic for many renters, but those protections […]

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For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus

Samantha Almeida was working at a furniture store the summer before her junior year at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, when her bosses started noticing signs that Samantha might have diabetes before she did. Almeida would ask for extra bathroom breaks from her cashier’s station because she was drinking so much water. She seemed tired […]

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Coronavirus may have reached Colorado as early as January, weeks before the state had the ability to test

Health officials now believe the new coronavirus was circulating in Colorado as early as mid-January, about six weeks before the state even had the ability to test people for the disease and even further out from when Gov. Jared Polis would launch his administration’s response in earnest.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided […]