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Colorado is planning a shift to an “endemic response” to COVID-19, possibly as soon as summer

As Colorado shifts toward an endemic response to COVID-19, the state health department is looking to the private sector for help in rethinking strategies to deal with the presence of the virus forever, and appears to be trying to shed its central role in limiting its spread in the process. The Colorado Department of Public […]

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Contractors walked out, used foul language as Colorado’s school COVID testing struggled, emails reveal

In the first weeks of Colorado’s COVID-19 school testing program, a team hired to perform testing showed up late to their assignment at an elementary school in Montezuma County.  When they arrived, they couldn’t get their technology to work, refused to perform work their company was responsible for under its deal with the state and […]

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Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away

Colorado plans to launch a massive, new coronavirus testing program available to schools statewide starting this fall, a measure health officials and educators say is crucial to minimize disruption to the education of kids too young to be vaccinated, particularly as a new Delta variant spreads across the state. Officials at the Colorado Department of […]