Polis urges Coloradans to avoid large July 4 gatherings

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday urged Coloradans to take actions to limit the spread of the new coronavirus — including forgoing large parties or cookouts to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — after several counties have reported spikes in cases of COVID-19. Statewide, the number of new coronavirus cases increased last week for the first time since late […]

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Homeless camp grows around Denver school as COVID-19 cases increase

The colorful tents that line the street next to a Capitol Hill school exemplify Denver’s struggle to serve people experiencing homelessness as the coronavirus pandemic stubbornly sticks around. The encampment around Morey Middle School has grown in the past seven weeks or so, prompting neighbor Brendan McCormick and his wife to call the police multiple times. They’re concerned for their […]

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Eagle County reports cluster of COVID-19 cases among young people

Eagle County public health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults after at least 11 people tested positive for the respiratory disease following social gatherings. However, Eagle County Public Health and Environment said its investigators who are performing contact-tracing have found some individuals and families are unwilling to isolate at home or […]

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B.C.’s unlicensed cannabis producers brought in $1.24B in 2019

More than a year after legalization, B.C’s unlicensed cannabis production still hadn’t caught up to the revenue generated by unlicensed producers, according to Statistics Canada data supplied by the province. Unlicensed cannabis producers in B.C. last year brought in $1.24 billion in revenue in 2019 — about a third more than the $765 million brought in by licensed producers. The […]

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Colorado confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Eagle Lake Overnight Camp

Colorado public health officials on Friday reported an outbreak of the novel coronavirus among staffers at a residential camp that borders El Paso and Teller counties. At least four cases of the respiratory disease COVID-19 have been confirmed, officials said. Another seven workers at Eagle Lake Overnight Camp are considered to have potential cases of COVID-19. And an additional 40 […]

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Seven new COVID-19 cases in B.C., as province goes a week with no deaths

British Columbia has gone another week without a COVID-19 death. The province did not hold a live briefing, but announced seven new test-positive cases of the virus in a statement Friday. The province has confirmed 2,784 positive cases of the virus, and another six “epidimiologically linked” cases in total. [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest […]

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Coronavirus pushed nursing home to limit as it preyed on Colorado’s most vulnerable

Kirby Weeden visited his wife, Darlene, at Fairacres Manor in Greeley just about every evening over the past five years, but when he arrived March 10, the doors were locked. Fairacres’ decision to bar visitors coincided with news its leaders had been dreading: An administrative worker across the street from the residents had developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Weeden shrugged at […]

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No, warmer summer weather isn’t stopping coronavirus’ spread – The Denver Post

While virologists and epidemiologists have hypothesized that summer would subdue the worst of COVID-19’s transmissibility, recent case spikes in places like Arizona, Florida and Texas make it clear that the warmer summer season itself will not stop the virus from spreading. “At this point, we need to do more in understanding the underlying determinants of spikes—and these are complex including […]

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Europe reopens, Beijing outbreak revives need for vigilance

BERLIN — European countries reopened their borders Monday after a three-month coronavirus shutdown, although international visitors are still being kept away and there was uncertainty over whether many Europeans will quickly embrace travel outside their home countries. The virus is still far from being wiped out, and the need for constant vigilance came into sharp focus again as China, where […]

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Alarming rise in coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns

NEW YORK — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has […]

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