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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U.S. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue steady decline – The Denver Post

Average daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are continuing to fall in the U.S., an indicator that the omicron variant’s hold is weakening across the country. Total confirmed cases reported Saturday barely exceeded 100,000, a sharp downturn from around 800,850 five weeks ago on Jan. 16, according to Johns Hopkins University data. In New York, the number of cases went down […]

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Colorado ends “crisis standards of care” for hospital staffing, EMS

On Thursday, Colorado deactivated the state’s “crisis standards of care” that offered liability protection and guidance to hospitals and ambulance providers if they had to stretch their staff during the pandemic’s fall and winter waves. The standards for medical staffing had been in place since Nov. 9, when the state’s fifth wave was nearing its peak and the possibility of […]

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Boulder County drops mask mandate for public indoor spaces, schools

Boulder County residents, visitors and students and teachers in district schools will soon no longer be required to wear a mask. County health officials on Monday night voted unanimously to drop its mask mandates, becoming the last metro area county to do away with the face-covering requirement as COVID-19 rates continue to drop precipitously. Masks will no longer be obligatory […]

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Colorado plans for coming COVID lull, but conditions could change

Colorado should get a relative break from COVID-19 for the next few months, but it’s possible that residents could be asked to roll up their sleeves again or take other precautions in the fall, state officials said Thursday. The state’s modeling indicates as much as 80% of the population could have some immunity by the end of February because they’ve […]

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Dawn Comstock, Jefferson County health director, resigns after private meeting with board

Jefferson County Public Health Director Dawn Comstock offered her resignation Monday afternoon following a lengthy meeting with the county’s health board that was closed to the public. The Jefferson County Board of Health voted unanimously to accept Comstock’s resignation after about a year on the job. Comstock will be put on paid administrative leave for a time “to finalize the […]

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Colorado “cautiously optimistic” omicron has peaked in state

With new COVID-19 cases falling in Colorado, public health officials expressed optimism Thursday that the state’s omicron surge has peaked — but cautioned that the virus remains widespread and hospitalizations are still very high. The percentage of tests coming back positive and the number of new cases both have been falling for about a week, though it’s not clear whether […]

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Free N95 masks to be provided at Colorado libraries and community centers

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will offer free KN95 and surgical-grade masks at public libraries, fire stations, recreation centers, VFWs, YMCAs and high-traffic community centers beginning this week. Gov. Jared Polis’ administration announced the plan late Tuesday afternoon. Mask distribution sites are listed at covid19.colorado.gov/freemasks. “We are on a mission to help Coloradans keep themselves safe, and […]

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