Colorado COVID-19 vaccine plan will prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents

People working or living in nursing homes, hospital staff and first responders likely will be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, but even they may have to wait if supplies are short. State officials announced Friday they’d completed a plan to guide distribution of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, whenever one is proven safe and effective. […]

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Colorado has more active COVID-19 outbreaks now than any time since pandemic began

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 274 active COVID-19 outbreaks at schools, restaurants, stores, churches and other facilities across the state this week, setting a new record. The previous high mark was set last week, with 236 active outbreaks. The last time before that when more than 200 locations were linked to ongoing coronavirus outbreaks was early […]

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Colorado reports 1,000 COVID-19 cases in a day as positivity rate surpasses key 5% threshold

Colorado recorded 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and again Monday, raising concerns about hospital capacity over the coming weeks, Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday. Increased testing doesn’t explain the rise, because the percentage of tests coming back positive also has grown. Colorado’s three-day average positivity rate on Tuesday was 5.4%, Polis said. The World Health Organization recommends keeping […]

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Colorado health insurance costs to fall on average, but some counties see increases

The monthly cost of insurance bought through the exchange in Colorado will drop an average of 1.4% next year, according to filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance. Your costs depend on where you live, though. Some counties on the Eastern Plains will see 12% increases in their monthly premiums, while Park County residents could pay 12% less, on average. […]

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Colorado State University declared campuswide COVID-19 outbreak

Colorado State University followed the pattern set by the University of Colorado Boulder as several weeks of small COVID-19 outbreaks have grown into campuswide spread. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 33 cases linked to six fraternities and sororities at CSU on last week’s outbreak list. This week, the state reported 375 confirmed cases among students across […]

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Safe2Tell Colorado 2019-20 report : Suicide tips up 4% as overall volume fell

The number of potential suicides reported to Safe2Tell rose 4% during the 2019-20 school year, according to the Colorado program’s annual report, which provides for the first time a more detailed look at what happens after tips are made to the anonymous reporting system. Safe2Tell recorded 3,821 reports about students at risk of suicide, up from 3,668 such reports during […]

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Colorado sued over COVID-19 orders limiting attendance at religious gatherings

A legal organization representing Andrew Wommack Ministries sued Gov. Jared Polis on Monday in an effort to halt Colorado’s COVID-19 public health orders that limit the size of religious and other gatherings ahead of a conference the Woodland Park ministry is holding next week. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, asks for a temporary restraining order and […]

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Colorado teens haven’t cut back on vaping, but experts see encouraging signs

Colorado teens are vaping at about the same rate they have been since 2015, but there are some signs that could change. The Healthy Kids Colorado survey, given every two years, asks middle and high school students about their behaviors and feelings related to drugs, sex, nutrition and other topics. The survey first included questions about vaping in 2015. In […]

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Colorado COVID-19 model projects manageable increase in cases

A new report modeling the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado suggests the state could continue to see more cases in the short term, but they’re not likely to reach unmanageable levels unless people further relax their precautions. The model, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health, attempts to gauge how much […]

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