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Coronavirus may have reached Colorado as early as January, weeks before the state had the ability to test

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it wasn’t until Feb. 27 that the state could test people for COVID-19. “We were really in a reactionary mode instead of being able to be in front of it,” one top official says.

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Why are Colorado hospitals sending people with coronavirus home? There’s not much they can do.

Colorado hospitals say they need to prevent being overrun with patients but also that, unless someone with COVID-19 is in serious distress, medical options for helping them are limited. The majority of those infected will recover on their own.

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How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis to keep themselves safe

The CDC doesn't know whether pregnancy increases chances of infection, but the fast spread of COVID-19 has some women very worried. Some are even considering delivering their babies at birthing centers to avoid infection-filled hospitals.

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

Dozens of blood drives have been canceled, and donors are now being asked if they have been in countries beset by COVID-19

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Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, reusing masks in preparation for a coronavirus surge

Hospitals and urgent care centers are already seeing numbers rise as more people who aren’t infected but are worried about COVID-19 come to get examined

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Colorado opened one of the nation’s first drive-through testing sites for coronavirus. This is what it looked like.

Gov. Jared Polis said the state must “exponentially scale testing as immediately as we can.”

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From rationing masks to polishing emergency plans, here’s how Colorado hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus

Hospitals are required to have plans for emergencies like a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

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Colorado hospitals accuse Polis administration of hurting Medicaid patients, as health fight grows nastier

In a letter to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, hospital executives say onerous rules, outdated processes are putting patients at risk