Colorado’s COVID outbreaks continue in jails and prisons

Colorado’s prison and jail COVID-19 outbreaks continued to grow in the second week of August, though some showed signs of slowing down. Sterling Correctional Facility added one new case, bringing its total to 606 cases and three deaths since the outbreak was discovered April 14. It was the third week of new cases in the single digits at the state […]

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Colorado churches grapple with reopening, mask requirements

By Jakob Rodgers, Kaiser Health News COLORADO SPRINGS — The lights dimmed. Guitars thrummed. And a nine-piece band kicked off what amounted to a rock concert inside an amphitheater of a church. “Shout for joy to the Lord,” one musician called out, quoting Scripture. Any such shout could release the coronavirus to congregants. With some 500 people singing along, though, […]

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Scientists want to know more about using UV light to fight COVID-19 spread

By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News High up near the ceiling, in the dining room of his Seattle-area restaurant, Musa Firat recently installed a “killing zone” — a place where swaths of invisible electromagnetic energy penetrate the air, ready to disarm the coronavirus and other dangerous pathogens that drift upward in tiny, airborne particles. Firat’s new system draws on a […]

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2 children have died in Colorado of MISC-C, rare syndrome tied to COVID-19 – The Denver Post

Seven children in Colorado have contracted a rare new syndrome believed to be associated with COVID-19 and two have died from the condition, state public health officials said Thursday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the seven cases of what’s being called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, have been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for […]

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Colorado coronavirus reopening at risk in 15 counties if COVID-19 spread not slowed

As novel coronavirus cases increase across Colorado, the state health department has warned 15 counties that they will have to reverse parts of their reopening if they are unable to curtail the spread of the disease. The counties at risk of losing their variances include Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, El Paso, Jefferson, Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties, according to the […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 cases rise for fifth week, hospitalizations below peak

Cases of COVID-19 rose in Colorado for the fifth week in a row following a long decline, reaching levels not seen since April. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 3,113 new cases of the coronavirus in the week ending Sunday. The state had recorded 3,760 cases during the peak week for infections in late April. The increase […]

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Colorado statewide mask order: Read Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order here

Below is the text of Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order requiring all people, over the age of 10, to wear masks when in public indoor spaces in Colorado. See the full document here and read more about the details of the order in our story: Colorado governor issues statewide mask order as COVID-19 cases rise. Amending and Extending Executive Orders […]

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German study shows low coronavirus infection rate in schools

Very few of 2,000 school children and teachers tested in the German state of Saxony showed antibodies to the novel coronavirus, a study found on Monday, suggesting schools may not play as big a role in spreading the virus as some had feared. Germany began reopening schools in May, though debate continues as to the role children may play in […]

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