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Colorado governor unveils new coronavirus restrictions aimed at preventing lockdowns

Gov. Jared Polis announced new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday aimed — at least temporarily — at preventing about half of Colorado’s counties from being forced into lockdown as COVID-19 sickens more people and fills more hospital beds each day. The new mandates are intended to give counties with a worsening COVID-19 situation another chance to improve […]

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Denver area to begin relaxing coronavirus restrictions on Saturday and align with rest of Colorado

Six metro Denver counties that are still under stay-at-home orders will on Saturday join the rest of Colorado in relaxing their coronavirus restrictions. Health officials from Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield and Jefferson counties, where about half the state’s population lives, announced on Tuesday they will follow Gov. Jared Polis’ less stringent “safer-at-home” guidance starting […]

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From very busy to barely anyone: What Colorado businesses looked like as they reopened after a coronavirus pause

Would it be a bonanza or a bust? As commerce across Colorado reopened its doors on Friday with about half the state’s population entering its “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus crisis, the business reboot produced something in between.  Barbers resumed cutting hair, an ice cream shop in Vail started serving customers again, a bookstore whose […]

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Colorado governor issues executive order providing details on new “safer-at-home” coronavirus phase

Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday evening issued a six-page executive order outlining Colorado’s new “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus crisis as he begins to gradually ease restrictions on people’s movement starting Monday.  The directive was issued just hours before his statewide stay-at-home mandate expired Sunday at midnight. “Together, Coloradans have been effective in leveling and […]

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Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order as governor eases statewide restrictions

Most of the Denver metropolitan area will remain under a stay-at-home order through at least May 8 even as Gov. Jared Polis relaxes his statewide restrictions on Coloradans’ movement starting next week.  Public health officials in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield and Jefferson counties on Friday followed Denver’s lead in keeping the stay-at-home mandate in place, […]

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Nicolais: Lessons learned from Stephen King’s classic novel “The Stand”

My most paradoxical pandemic guilty pleasure consisted of long walks through my neighborhood while listening to an audiobook version of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” Pacing through empty streets and foot paths, the 47-hour masterpiece acted as a surreal soundtrack to a world caught in stay-at-home orders. While the first part of the book seemed too […]

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Colorado governor orders schools to stay closed until at least April 30, will address stay-at-home extension later

CENTENNIAL — Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said all Colorado schools will be closed to in-person learning until at least April 30, extending an earlier order by about a week. The initial order, announced on March 18, was to expire on April 17. Polis said the extension is needed to continue to delay when COVID-19, […]

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TIMELINE: The moments that have shaped Colorado’s response to coronavirus

On Jan. 20, the U.S. confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus: a 35-year-old man who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak It didn’t take long for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, to make it to Colorado. Since the state’s first confirmed case on March 5, Coloradans […]