Coronavirus in Colorado, June 5: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Gov. Jared Polis gave Colorado businesses the authority Thursday to refuse service to customers not wearing masks as state health officials issued new guidance allowing houses of worship, gyms, parks and swimming pools to reopen to limited capacities.

The state’s guidance documents for personal and outdoor recreation, as well as churches, synagogues and mosques, are similar to drafts issued earlier this week, but with some changes — marking the latest step toward restoring civic and recreational functions that were curtailed this spring in the push to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Colorado has now tested more than 200,000 residents for the new coronavirus, and found 300 additional cases between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

So far, 27,360 people have tested positive for the virus, out of 200,912 people who were swabbed. That means about 14% of tests were positive — still higher than the 10% threshold some experts say signals a state is doing enough testing.

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What’s new

  • Proposed bill would allow to-go booze, alcohol delivery to become the new norm for Colorado bars, restaurants
  • Unemployment dips to 13.3%, U.S. adds 2.5 million jobs in May as impact from coronavirus eases
  • Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans
  • Golfers in Aurora have been waiting for today, practice areas are back open


  • Denver’s free COVID-19 testing at Pepsi Center now open to anyone who may have been exposed
  • These Colorado grocery stores, retail outlets and restaurants have coronavirus outbreaks
  • More symptoms, no slam-dunk drugs: What we now know — and still don’t know — about the coronavirus
  • Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
  • Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

The numbers

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