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The omicron variant may now account for as much as half of all new Colorado COVID infections

The omicron variant is rapidly gaining steam in Colorado, now accounting for potentially as much as half of all new infections, the state’s top epidemiologist said Wednesday. After several weeks of decline, COVID cases in Colorado have begun to rise again – though they are still about 50% below where they were in early November. […]

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

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we feared could happen is beginning to happen,” said John Douglas, executive director of Tri-County Health Department, during an Aug. 26 telephone town hall event. In mid-August, […]

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Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks

Colorado’s new school COVID-19 testing program isn’t yet up and running as hundreds of thousands of students — many of them unvaccinated — return to class amid a surge in cases and hospitalizations caused by the delta variant. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is running weeks behind schedule when it comes to […]

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Colorado governor warns “we expect it to get worse” as delta variant drives spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday warned Coloradans to brace for a worsening COVID-19 situation driven by spread of the more contagious delta variant, which has led in recent days to a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state. “We expect it to get worse before it gets better,” Polis said during a news […]