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Each Colorado coronavirus patient is spreading the disease to as many as 4 people, governor says

CENTENNIAL — Each Coloradan infected by the new coronavirus likely has spread the disease to three or four others, Gov. Jared Polis said Friday as he warned of how bad things may get in the state unless people start taking social distancing seriously. In explaining — and defending — his stay-at-home order issued earlier this […]

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Governor opts to ask — not mandate — that people stay home; requires some employers to limit in-person workforce by 50%

Updated on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 5:46 p.m.: Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order that goes into effect Thursday, March 26, and lasts until at least April 11. CENTENNIAL — Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday implored — but did not go so far as to require — Coloradans to go out in […]

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Colorado governor asks landlords to forgo evictions, penalties for late rent; forms business-response panel

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked landlords and banks to be lenient toward Coloradans and keep them in their homes as thousands in the state deal with employment as a result of the new coronavirus. “You should not lose your home or your utilities simply because a restaurant was forced to close down to prevent […]

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A Telluride couple is paying for their entire county’s coronavirus tests. They hope the results will stop the disease everywhere.

San Miguel County in southwest Colorado through Thursday had no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. But already it has sent a handful of people with severe respiratory ailments to hospitals where they’re receiving critical care for suspected infections.  In response and as a precaution, the county has taken some of the state’s most drastic […]

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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 […]