Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations still low but rising faster

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising faster in Colorado than in recent weeks — though they still remain at relatively low levels — as new infections and the rate at which people are testing positive for the virus continue their upward trajectory in the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 144 people were hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 as […]

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What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? – The Denver Post

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? Depending on your destination, it could result in an unexpected change in plans, such as being required to stay isolated in a hotel. It’s why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you have backup plans ready if you’re traveling abroad. You might have to stay longer than planned […]

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‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Matt Richtel Photographs by Annie Flanagan Matt Richtel spent more than a year interviewing adolescents and their families for this series on the mental health crisis. One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl […]

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Fliers, subway riders shed masks: ‘Feel free to burn them’ – The Denver Post

By CURT ANDERSON and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Travelers shed their masks and cheered as pilots and conductors announced that a federal judge in Florida had struck down a national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit. “Feel free to burn them at will,” a New Jersey conductor told passengers boarding a commuter train Tuesday, drawing light […]

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It’s not over: COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in U.S.

Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline. One big unknown? “We don’t know how high that mountain’s gonna grow,” said Dr. Stuart Campbell Ray, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University. No one expects a peak nearly as high as the […]

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George Washington High School student health clinic growing fast

The new student clinic at Denver’s George Washington High School is filling up its appointments after only four months open, an unusually fast start for a health center. The clinic, which opened in January, now sees about 75 students per week — a level that often takes more than a year to reach, said Dr. Steven Federico, who oversees Denver […]

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Officials warn of possible hepatitis A exposure at Wheat Ridge King Soopers

King Soopers’ Wheat Ridge location may have exposed customers to hepatitis A, according to a news release from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). An employee at the supermarket tested positive for hepatitis A, a disease transmitted by eating food handled by the infected person. The King Soopers in question is located at 5301 W. […]

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Colorado’s COVID cases tick up, hospitalizations fall more slowly

Colorado’s COVID-19 cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive both ticked up over the last week, though they remained near all-time lows. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 2,488 new cases in the week ending Sunday, up from 1,598 the previous week — the first week-over-week increase in new infections since the omicron surge peaked […]

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