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Colorado activated the National Guard to help with coronavirus. The lowest rank makes just $1.67 an hour.

The Colorado legislature approved a bill to increase pay, but Gov. Jared Polis has not yet signed the measure and it won’t take effect immediately

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10 days, no answer: How one Colorado man’s story exemplifies the state’s struggle with coronavirus testing

Colorado has run more tests than most other states, but long waits for results have become the norm for many people

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A special committee advises the governor on how to respond to an epidemic. They’ve never faced a test like this.

At its first formal meeting since the coronavirus epidemic hit Colorado, the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee debated how far the state should go to stop the disease.

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Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, reusing masks in preparation for a coronavirus surge

Hospitals and urgent care centers are already seeing numbers rise as more people who aren’t infected but are worried about COVID-19 come to get examined

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Gunnison County bans restaurants, bars from serving people 60 and older to slow coronavirus spread

The order initially appeared to ban people vulnerable to the new coronavirus from grocery stores. Health managers say that’s not a bad idea.

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Northern Colorado hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19, prompts possible self-quarantine for colleagues

Banner Health tells employees that a co-worker is among those with the coronavirus. A source says she works at hospitals in Greeley and Larimer County.

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Colorado opened one of the nation’s first drive-through testing sites for coronavirus. This is what it looked like.

Gov. Jared Polis said the state must “exponentially scale testing as immediately as we can.”