University of Colorado

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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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Three coronavirus models have very different takes on how Colorado’s outbreak will develop

Projections on the spread of COVID-19 from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus say the worst is yet to come, while a model from the University of Washington says Colorado has already hit its peak.

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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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School districts across the state — including Denver, Boulder, Aurora and Jeffco — announce closures in response to coronavirus

The closures come after universities and colleges across the state canceled in-person classes and after a CU Boulder employee tested positive for the virus

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Is Colorado College the first of many Colorado schools that will cancel in-person classes as coronavirus rages?

A number of other higher education institutions in Colorado are weighing a similar move to online instruction as COVID-19 infects an increasing number of people in the state.

Opinion: It’s time for a CU union

Opinion
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Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans in Colorado. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate single-use plastics

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Will Colorado’s college athletes soon be able to profit from their names and images?

If passed, Colorado’s act would become law in 2023. That presumably would allow an embattled NCAA and other collegiate sports groups to develop national standards on student athlete compensation.