Posted inCOVID, Opinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: I’m the owner of seven Denver restaurants. Coronavirus just forced me to lay off 200 people.

I’ve been in the restaurant business for over 30 years, and 12 of those have been here in Colorado, a place I am proud to call home.  I have built a mini restaurant group with seven locations (12@Madison, Osaka Ramen, Sushi-Rama, and The Empire Lounge & Restaurant) with close to 200 family members by my […]

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Colorado blood supplies approach critical levels as coronavirus-wary donors stay home

Blood banks and hospitals say supplies of platelets and certain blood types have dropped to critical levels in Colorado, while donation drives are being canceled amid fears of the new coronavirus. “Now that the president has come out and announced that gatherings of no more than 10 people are recommended, I expect that there will […]

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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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Silverman: Let’s stay away from each other, Colorado

Hello, Team Colorado. As President Donald Trump accurately stated, “We’re all in this together.”  Thank you sir, but I’m taking my lead from Jared Polis. Colorado’s governor has been calm, credible and introspective during this coronavirus catastrophe.   Immediately after Colorado experienced community spread, Polis acted decisively, declaring an emergency. Colorado created the first public drive-through COVID-19 […]

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Northern Colorado hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19, prompts possible self-quarantine for colleagues

A health care professional who works at hospitals in Weld and Larimer counties has been identified as one of the nearly three dozen people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Colorado, The Colorado Sun has learned. People who came into prolonged, close contact with the woman in a Banner Health emergency room are being […]

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“A test of our Colorado character”: High country will be hardest hit by coronavirus, governor warns

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued a stark warning to the state and the high country in particular as the new coronavirus rapidly spreads. “This will get worse before it gets better,” he told reporters, calling the outbreak a “test of our Colorado character” that has no end in sight. He bluntly added: “There […]