Colorado mask mandate ending as Polis shifts to recommendations, not requirements

Coloradans who are two weeks out from their final COVID-19 shot can take off their masks in nearly all settings, Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday afternoon. And people who aren’t vaccinated no longer must wear masks in public settings — but it’s recommended they still do, the governor said. “We are going from mask-wearing requirements to mask-wearing suggestions and guidance,” […]

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Colorado to follow CDC guidance that vaccinated people can stop wearing masks indoors in most settings

Colorado’s mask mandate is going to change in the near future to align with new federal guidance that says vaccinated people can safely go without masks in most indoor settings, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday afternoon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that vaccinated people wear masks on public transportation, in hospitals and in […]

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Experts Urge Strict Workplace Air Quality Standards, in Wake of Pandemic

The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus. By Apoorva Mandavilli Clean water in 1842, food safety in 1906, a ban on lead-based paint in 1971. These sweeping public health reforms transformed not just our environment but expectations for what governments can do. Now it’s […]

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COVID-19 vaccines for kids: When and where to get them in Colorado

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency use authorization to administer Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12 to 15. It’s the first COVID-19 vaccine approved for this demographic and it has shown 100% efficacy for that age group in clinical trials, according to said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado’s state epidemiologist. “This is another important milestone […]

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The F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12 to 15.

By Apoorva Mandavilli The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States, a crucial step in the nation’s steady recovery from the pandemic and a boon to tens of millions of American families eager for a return to normalcy. The authorization caps weeks of anticipation among parents, […]

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Popping toys, the latest fidget craze, might reduce stress for adults and children alike – The Denver Post

The newest fidget craze is popping toys. Adults and kids all over the world have been buying up this endlessly reusable version of a longtime favorite fidget activity: popping bubble wrap. Made of silicone and coming in a range of colors, shapes and sizes, they are half-sphere “bubbles” that can be pushed in, making a satisfying soft popping sound. After “popping” them all, you […]

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From the Wastewater Drain, Solid Pandemic Data

The coronavirus could turn sewage surveillance into a mainstream public health practice. By Emily Anthes Marc Johnson saw trouble in the water. Dr. Johnson, a virologist at the University of Missouri, had spent much of 2020 studying sewage, collecting wastewater from all over the state and analyzing it for fragments of the coronavirus. People with Covid-19 shed the virus in […]

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Want a coronavirus vaccine? U.S. pharmacies say walk right in.

By Daniel E. Slotnik and Remy Tumin Just a few weeks ago people sneaked across state lines, designed websites to scour the internet and even tried to pay for coronavirus vaccination appointments. Now, in much of the United States, getting vaccinated can be as easy as walking into a pharmacy. Earlier this week, President Biden called for pharmacies to provide […]

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