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As students return, Colorado State University works to help them adjust to campus life during COVID

After a pandemic year, students across Colorado and the country are struggling to figure out a return to college life

Education

Nicolais: Returning to church service in person brought me an unexpected surprise

After almost two years watching video feeds of services from home, last Sunday seemed to have a special reminder for me

Opinion Columns

Boulder County now requires masks indoors — whether you’re vaccinated or not

The county is among the first few in the state that now require mandatory masking indoors for the general public since the statewide mandate was lifted earlier this year

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Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition

Health

Colorado offers gift cards to students who sign up for COVID testing

Students will be eligible for a $25 gift card for the first test and $10 for each subsequent test.

Education

Colorado wants more family doctors to be able to administer coronavirus vaccines

Gov. Jared Polis announced a new $60 million grant program that could enroll hundreds more primary care providers in the vaccination effort

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Colorado’s standardized test scores are in. But did your kid even take the test?

One thing is clear: Many students struggled academically last year.

Education

Colorado is betting big on vaccine influencers. It’s unclear if people will “like” their message.

This is a new frontier in public health messaging, testing the argument that the most persuasive voice is the one that’s most trusted in a community.

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Weekly testing could limit COVID’s spread in Colorado schools, state officials say as cases among kids surge

Cases among children ages 6 to 11, who are too young to be vaccinated, started increasing in July. Since mid-August, when students returned to school, cases in the age group have risen sharply.

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Denver schools don’t have enough nurses despite extra funding

Sixty one schools started the year last week without a nurse

Education

Tri-County Health mandates masks for people in schools, removes ability of counties to opt out

Health agency invalidates decisions by Douglas, Adams counties to opt out of school masking rules

Education

State board requires COVID vaccines for staff at Colorado hospitals and other health care facilities

The rule requires health care workers at thousands of facilities to get their first dose of vaccine no later than Sept. 30, though state regulators indicated they will be lenient about the deadline

Health

Arapahoe, Douglas and Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

In mid-August, Tri-County Health Department issued an order that requires masks for all children ages 2 through 11

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Nicolais: I worked with COVIDCheck Colorado for 6 months — and will always celebrate all we accomplished

Even as COVID-19 spreads, we can recognize the extraordinary work by governments, private groups and individuals to deliver vaccines to Coloradans

Opinion Columns

COVID hospitalizations in Colorado reach their highest level since January

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported there were 705 people hospitalized because of the virus at the end of this week

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Desperate for teachers and staff, some rural Colorado schools are offering their workers child care

Faced with persistent staffing shortages, some rural school districts have decided to open child care centers themselves.

Education

For Colorado health workers, the latest COVID surge is a special kind of exhausting

“We started to see an end to the tunnel,” said Josi Hamill, a nurse ICU manager. “Everyone was getting really excited. We were down to one to two COVID patients in our unit.”

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Adams County opts out of Tri-County’s students mask mandate

The vote followed an anti-mask rally outside the Adams County Government Center in Brighton and a 30-minute discussion among the board that drew raucous responses from the audience

Education

Colorado voters split along party lines on mask and vaccine mandates in schools

Parents as a whole were almost evenly split on whether masks should be required in schools, a new poll finds

Education

School or “Russian Roulette”? Amid delta variant and lax mask rules, some Colorado parents see no difference

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