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Worker at Colorado emergency operations center, where governor briefs media, tests positive for coronavirus

A member of Colorado’s Unified Command Group at the State Emergency Operations Center in Centennial just outside of Denver has tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials say. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the worker tested positive on Saturday. Spokeswoman Micki Trost said staffers who determine they worked in the […]

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Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, reusing masks in preparation for a coronavirus surge

Some Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, imposing greater restrictions on visitors and telling staff to reuse protective respirator masks that are intended for one-time use. The moves come as health care systems in the state change their focus from testing for transmission of the new coronavirus, to trying to slow the spread of COVID-19 […]

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HIV-prevention funding is being slashed in Colorado, even as a growing number of people are diagnosed

An alert went out to health agencies in late summer: the number of Coloradans diagnosed with HIV was on the rise, especially women.  The state health department is now predicting 455 people will receive HIV diagnoses by the end of 2019, up from 409 last year. And this comes after more than a decade of […]