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Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado

By Allison Sherry, CPR News Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic and amid the state’s largest surge in critical cases, how much protection jail inmates get from the virus depends a lot on where they’re incarcerated. CPR News has found that jails across the state have varying policies on both supplying masks and requiring inmates […]

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

Across Colorado, there is a mystery brewing in mortality. At least 1,200 more people died last month in the state compared to in April 2019, according to official — though preliminary — figures. But only a fraction of that increase is currently being attributed to the novel coronavirus. So, in a time of unprecedented public […]

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Counties fear being left behind as Colorado begins granting variances to its coronavirus safer-at-home order

As Colorado shifted from beneath its month-long stay-home order to slightly less restrictive guidelines, it offered a glimmer of hope to communities where COVID-19 cases were few and far between: Draw up your own rules for reopening and apply for a variance. Mesa County filed its application April 27 – the day Safer at Home […]

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Colorado’s governor says state can still shut meatpacking plants down as union calls for protections

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he believes Colorado can still shut down meatpacking plants where there are outbreaks of the new coronavirus, even after an order from President Donald Trump mandating that they stay open. “If they need to be closed again, we are confident that we have the tools to be able to […]

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The Colorado county with the highest coronavirus infection rate is now on the Eastern Plains

When the coronavirus began its deadly rampage across Colorado, the hardest hit communities were in the high country, where visitors brought the disease from across the globe, and on the populated Front Range, where it easily spread from person to person in crowded urban areas.  But now the county with the highest coronavirus infection rate […]