Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations hit highest level since early January as virus deaths rise

New COVID-19 cases in Colorado are at their highest level since the second week of January, with hospitalizations approaching the spring 2020 peak. Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment showed 12,877 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. As of Tuesday afternoon, 957 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The last […]

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Colorado COVID outbreaks fall in nursing homes

Nearly all settings in Colorado reported fewer outbreaks of COVID-19 this week, with the exception of schools, which essentially held steady. The biggest improvement was in long-term care facilities. As of Aug. 25, 73 nursing homes and assisted living facilities had reported outbreaks among residents or staff. This Wednesday, that total dropped to 35 active outbreaks. Improvement in long-term care […]

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Biden to require COVID vaccines for nursing home staff – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Biden unveiled the new policy Wednesday afternoon in a White House address as the administration continues to look for ways to use mandates to encourage […]

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How to add your COVID vaccine record to the myColorado app on your phone

As more restaurants, bars and concert venues — not to mention employers  — begin requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19, Coloradans have a few ways they can prove they’ve gotten their shots. They can either show their official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card — the one with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo on it — in person or […]

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CDC: Kids’ long COVID often involves fatigue, headache

Former acting CDC director says to prepare for more school closures this year Richard Besser tells ‘Your World’ that he thinks ‘there are settings where requiring vaccination makes a lot of sense.’ Children experiencing lingering symptoms weeks to months after initial COVID-19 infection, or so-called long COVID, most often face fatigue and headache, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers […]

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The C.D.C. endorses Covid vaccinations during pregnancy.

Federal health officials on Wednesday bolstered their recommendation that pregnant people be vaccinated against Covid-19, pointing to new safety data that found no increased risk of miscarriage among those who were immunized during the first 20 weeks of gestation. Earlier research found similarly reassuring data for those vaccinated later in pregnancy. Until now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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