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
Coronavirus lockdowns in prisons test limits of Colorado’s rules on solitary confinement
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Corrections isolated inmates in single-person cells, sometimes for weeks or months. The state says people should be in solitary for no more than 15 days.
How CU scientists identified coronavirus “super-carriers” by collecting gallons of students’ spit
Two recent studies from the University of Colorado Boulder may have solved a pandemic mystery: Why were so many dorm roommates of COVID-positive students not also getting sick?
Ouray police officers turned down the coronavirus vaccine. Then almost the entire department fell ill.
Police officers and other responders were among the first people eligible in Ouray County to get the vaccine when it arrived at the end of December. Very few took the shot.
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
Climbing coronavirus cases in Colorado’s high country aren’t tracking back to ski resorts
Health officials in eight counties have not traced positive tests back to lift lines, chairlifts or ski slopes.
“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
Who should go next for the coronavirus vaccine? A possible answer has been in Boulder all along.
University of Colorado professor Daniel Larremore and his research team have modeled which vaccine allocation strategies save the most lives
Colorado school outbreaks nearly doubled in November as coronavirus cases surged
A Chalkbeat analysis found that K-12 schools account for 14% of outbreaks but only 5% of cases from outbreaks. Colleges and universities represent only 2% of outbreaks but 16% of cases.
Colorado’s final coronavirus vaccine preparations include practicing for high-stakes delivery road trips
There’s security to consider, as well as Interstate 70 traffic and snowstorms. “It’s getting (different) groups to come together to put the syringes in the arms at the end of the day,” one official said.
Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado
In El Paso County, site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state people who are jailed only recently started receiving cloth masks to protect themselves
Colorado governor unveils new coronavirus restrictions aimed at preventing lockdowns
Coronavirus is running so rampant in many counties -- including Denver, Adams and Jefferson -- they should already be locked down under metrics defining the state’s old dial system.
These Coloradans survived coronavirus during the first wave. Here’s what they want you to know now.
The Colorado Sun caught up with three COVID-19 patients who were infected early in the pandemic to see how they are doing and what their thoughts are on the disease’s resurgence
Colorado coronavirus updates: News from across the state
To help you stay updated as the situation evolves, The Colorado Sun has launched this live blog with updates on closures, restrictions, and other COVID-19 developments.
Why another statewide lockdown is unlikely, even as Colorado’s coronavirus situation worsens each day
The Colorado Sun interviewed Gov. Jared Polis about his thinking on how to handle the latest surge of COVID-19 in the state. “We’re learning a lot more,” he said.
Coronavirus is circulating in Colorado at its highest rate since the pandemic began, health officials say
There were 894 coronavirus hospitalizations in Colorado as of Thursday -- the highest-ever level. CU responds by going to online-only instruction starting Nov. 16.
The best coronavirus warning system? Poop and pooled spit, Colorado State University says
Emerging research suggests infected people start shedding the coronavirus in their poop early in their infection, and possibly days before they begin shedding it from their mouths and noses
Colorado child care centers see rise in coronavirus outbreaks as disease spreads across Denver area
Unlike schools, many child care centers have been open during most or all of the pandemic
Colorado has had coronavirus spikes before. Here’s why the current one could be different.
Rising numbers of hospitalizations. Cooler weather. Upcoming holidays. This is not the trajectory the state wants to be on right now.
Colorado’s current coronavirus hospitalizations equivalent to 25% of intensive-care capacity as cases continue to spike
Colorado’s seven-day average of new coronavirus cases has eclipsed anything the state has seen since the start of the pandemic