Five charts that show how Colorado has fared after two years of COVID
The state has generally done better than the rest of the nation in preventing infections and deaths
What’s Working: Colorado tops labor lists — even for restaurant workers
Restaurants say hiring has improved, with 84% reporting hiring challenges now compared to 91%. So, not much. Plus: COVID-19 deaths by education level, marital status and more.
We may never know how many of Colorado’s missing workers died of COVID-19
Plus: New data shows what made Coloradans leave their jobs in recent months, a pandemic unemployment lawsuit has funds for 69,503 Coloradans and more!
Unvaccinated staff at the center of federal investigation into rising nursing home deaths in Grand Junction
At one facility in Mesa County, 42% of staff were still not fully vaccinated compared to only about 8% of residents
Colorado has the worst coronavirus case rate in the country as it ends most statewide restrictions
The state is still in the midst of its second-largest surge of COVID-19, and the variants of the virus that are circulating are harder to control
Pritchett: You’re going to die. So now what are you going to do about it?
Death can be a difficult topic, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. Avoidance is not a solution.
13 charts that show how Colorado has fared during coronavirus
Colorado has generally done better than other states during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are exceptions
For Indigenous rights activists in Colorado, coronavirus brought momentum and pushback
Like its viral predecessors, the novel coronavirus has torn through Indigenous communities with particular vehemence. For many of them, this year has brought new urgency to old protests.
JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley shuts down so workers can get COVID-19 vaccine shots
Workers at the plant where six employees and a corporate manager died from the coronavirus will receive 4 hours of pay plus a $100 bonus for getting the vaccine.
The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis
“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.
Workers at Greeley meatpacking plant where 500 were sickened by coronavirus will be vaccinated
The major meatpacking companies — JBS, Cargill, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods — say a number of states plan to begin vaccinating meat plant workers this week, including in Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky and Michigan.
Colorado’s “last responders” are exhausted after a year of coronavirus goodbyes
The unprecedented loss is taking a toll even on the medical providers best trained to handle it
For Coloradans who handle the dead, no rest and far less solace under cruel coronavirus rules
Even the peaceful keepers of Mount Olivet Cemetery felt overrun and overwhelmed by the way coronavirus forced them to carry out their sacred mission.
The coronavirus’ toll in Colorado: A year of bottomless grief and relentless division
The COVID-19 pandemic is among the largest mass-casualty events in state history, but the devastation was personal for some and just out of view for others.
Three family members tried to avoid coronavirus in their Colorado home. It found and killed them all anyway.
John C. Castillo, 84, died first. Within a month his two caregiver children, Johnny Castillo and Jean D. Chavez, succumbed to COVID-19 as well.
More than half of Colorado’s prison population has likely been infected with coronavirus, report says
More than 16,000 cases have been tied to outbreaks at prisons, jails and detention facilities in the state, a Colorado Health Institute analysis says
In latest coronavirus data, Colorado researchers can glimpse the end of the pandemic
As long as the state maintains current levels of social distancing, the risk of overrunning hospitals has likely passed, according to new modeling projections
Fueled by coronavirus, Colorado saw an extraordinary increase in deaths in 2020
COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the state in 2020, according to preliminary numbers
“Of course it feels unsafe”: Colorado prisons face staffing crisis as scores of guards, inmates catch coronavirus
Already, parole officers have been offered overtime pay to serve as prison guards and help with basic operations inside the locked facilities
Grand Junction woman transforms coronavirus’ staggering death toll into a comforting work of art
Artist Linda McBride began honoring the pandemic’s dead when the toll was 120,000. Now it’s over 300,000 and her work is far from finished.