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Colorado’s coronavirus surge isn’t limited to college students, is similar to spike after July 4

Coronavirus cases in Colorado have reached their highest levels since July. Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state's epidemiologist, called the spike "very concerning."

Politics and Government

CU Boulder switches to remote learning for at least two weeks amid coronavirus surge

The decision to suspend in-person classes comes after Boulder County Public Health last week asked all CU Boulder students to voluntarily quarantine for two weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Six months after Colorado’s first coronavirus case, here’s how we compare to other states

Colorado health officials say they have learned a lot about fighting COVID-19 -- and have a lot more to learn


Denver survey shows Black and Hispanic families more likely to prefer virtual learning

Denver Public Schools plans to offer an online-only option for its students. The parents of 23% of students prefer 100% virtual instruction. But a greater percentage of minority parents want their kids to learn from home.


Colorado governor orders alcohol sales to cease at 10 p.m. in effort to slow spread of coronavirus

Last call: Colorado governor targets young adults and says "this is not the summer to party"


Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?

Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s governor thinks it’s stupid to not wear a mask. So why isn’t he requiring you to do it?

As a growing number of states and Colorado counties and cities require mask-wearing, Gov. Jared Polis has declined to issue a statewide mandate requiring Coloradans to don a face covering in public.


How genetic sequencing is helping solve the mystery of coronavirus’ spread through Colorado nursing homes

A research team at Colorado State University analyzed dozens of samples to figure out whether the virus is being transmitted within the facilities or spread primarily from outside them


Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

The decision comes as Colorado has seen a slight uptick in cases over the past two weeks. Polis said that there has been a rise in infections in 9 of the past 14 days.


The hidden deaths from coronavirus: People are dying after the pandemic removed their safety nets

Sara Wittner, of Broomfield, began using narcotics again after the COVID-19 pandemic dismantled elements of her sobriety support system. She died of a suspected fentanyl overdose.


Colorado bars can begin reopening on Thursday; outdoor concerts, fairs and receptions can soon resume

Gov. Jared Polis also said conventions and other indoor gatherings can resume by the end of the week with restrictions.


Coronavirus is killing fewer Colorado nursing home residents, but officials warn the state hasn’t “turned a corner”

Colorado health leaders are working on a plan to lift a three-month ban on family members visiting their loved ones


Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes slow, reach 737; outbreaks at restaurants, stores continue to climb

The Sterling Correctional Facility in northeast Colorado is the site of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak. At least 539 inmates there have tested positive for the disease and two have died.


Colorado likely won’t have an accurate coronavirus death count for months, or even years

17% more deaths occurred in Colorado in March and April compared to last year — and only a fraction are listed as COVID-19 victims. Here’s what we know about the “excess deaths.”


Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes, senior facilities reach 711; outbreaks reported at restaurants and stores

While the coronavirus continues to kill residents of nursing homes and senior care centers, Colorado health officials say the number of facilities reporting outbreaks each week has started to slow. The disease, however, is now spreading at other locations.

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