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One more warm day in Denver before the next storm hits


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:42:27 GMT

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We'll see one more warm day before the next storm hits, with highs near 70 degrees this afternoon.

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Coronavirus in Colorado: Latest COVID-19 updates from April 1, 2020


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:32:36 GMT

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As of Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said more than 16,800 people have been tested across 50 counties. Of those, 2,966 people tested positive. And of that total, 509 were hospitalized and 69 died.

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Mother donates lunch money to DPS foundation helping feed families struggling amid COVID-19 outbreak


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:22:23 GMT

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The novel coronavirus crisis has increased stress for parents who face the challenges of job loss, mounting bills, school closures and putting food on the table. One mother is paying it forward in hopes of inspiring other parents to follow in her footsteps.

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Denver man, stuck in Peru as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, told he's going home soon


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:02:55 GMT

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Joseph Eisele first arrived in Peru on March 12, three days before the Peruvian government shutdown the borders.

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Should the stay-at-home order keep people from going into the outdoors?


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:50:59 GMT

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After a statewide stay at home order was put in place, millions of Coloradans lost the ability to access gyms, recreation and other fitness activities for the foreseeable future. Denver7 goes 360 on striking a balance between adhering to the state’s stay at home order and going outdoors.

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Game Train in Highlands Ranch renting games, offering food delivery to keep business on tracks


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:51:48 GMT

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very business has a concept or a theme, but one Highlands Ranch business's concept is far from the idea of social distancing. The stay at home order is hard, which is why they want to say We're Open, Colorado.

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The mask debate: CDC considers advising more to wear masks to prevent COVID-19


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:39:29 GMT

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Public opinion appears to be shifting on masks, after months of hearing from experts about how Americans don't need to wear them amid the coronavirus outbreak that guidance is starting to change.

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Denver issues 5 citations for violating public health order surrounding COVID-19, including 1 business twice


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:02:38 GMT

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The city and county of Denver said Tuesday afternoon it had issued five citations to businesses for violating the public health order that closed non-essential businesses and had issued 601 warnings to people who were not complying with the order to stay at home.

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Why rural Colorado hospitals are getting hit hard before coronavirus patients even arrive


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:40:19 GMT

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Since shutting down elective surgeries this month, Lincoln Community Hospital has seen about a 70% reduction in revenue, Stransby said.

Read more: Why rural Colorado hospitals are getting hit hard before coronavirus patients even arrive


Homeless community says they have more space to move around downtown Denver amid stay-at-home order


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:11:59 GMT

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Even people who have lived in Denver for years say, they never remember it being so deserted.

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Denver jazz legend who died from COVID-19 complications leaves a music community in mourning


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:08:47 GMT

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A Denver Jazz legend who died from coronavirus complications is leaving behind more than a legacy in Denver’s music scene.

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Denver likely to extend stay-at-home order until April 30


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:45:13 GMT

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The city of Denver is considering extending its stay-at-home order, which currently is in place through April 11, until April 30, a city and county spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.

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One good thing from the COVID-19 lockdown: Cleaner air in Denver?


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:32:31 GMT

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You may have noticed the air around the Mile High City is a little cleaner. The skyline is visible from several miles away instead of it being shrouded by a thick layer of smog.

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Large fire burns Boyer’s Coffee location in Adams County


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:39:10 GMT

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Crews are fighting a large fire at a Boyer’s Coffee café in Adams County Tuesday.

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Chaffee County Sheriff: Domestic violence suspect spits at nurse after claiming to have COVID-19


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:10:55 GMT

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A domestic violence suspect who claimed to have COVID-19 spat at a nurse who was attempting to medically clear the suspect before he was placed into jail, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office.

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"We're fighting a global pandemic in the dark": The coronavirus challenge in rural Colorado


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:09:59 GMT

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More people were being tested for coronavirus in rural southwestern Colorado on Tuesday, but the overall lack of tests available has left officials unsure how COVID-19 in spreading in the community, where hospital capacity is limited to dozens of beds.

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Colorado officials incensed by Trump auto emissions standards rollback; Weiser says state will fight


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:24:18 GMT

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Colorado environmental, transportation and energy officials sharply criticized the Trump administration’s finalization of an auto emissions standards rule that rolls back an Obama-era climate change policy meant to improve fuel efficiency in new-model vehicles, and the AG said he would challenge it.

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Gunnison County will test fecal samples from sewer system to track coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:22:23 GMT

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Gunnison County will begin testing fecal samples in the sewer system to track the spread of coronavirus in the community, officials announced Tuesday.

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Boulder County releases COVID-19 recovery numbers, state totals remain unknown


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:45:51 GMT

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Boulder County has released the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered. This is one of the few times a Colorado county has reported the number of people to have recovered from the virus.

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Elway discusses addition of Gordon, departures of Wolfe, Harris


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:42:58 GMT

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The Broncos' busy offseason has instilled hope that the four-year playoff drought will end. Broncos general manager John Elway and coach Vic Fangio discussed the new additions and the upcoming draft.

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People exercising outdoors should stay much farther than 6 feet apart, CU Boulder professor says


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:22:26 GMT

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Jose Jimenez, a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder specializing in aerosol science, suggests that people keep significantly more than 6 feet of distance between themselves and others when indoors or outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shelter in place lifted in Aurora neighborhood, investigation continues


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:41:06 GMT

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On Tuesday morning, the Aurora Police Department asked residents to avoid the area around E. 13th Place and N. Jasper Street for a police investigation. Neighbors were asked to shelter in place for about an hour before the order was lifted around 8:45 a.m.

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About 36% of Colorado households have responded to the 2020 Census


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:14:14 GMT

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More than 36% of households in Colorado have already responded to the 2020 Census as of 6:45 p.m. Monday.

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Coronavirus in Colorado: Latest COVID-19 updates from March 31, 2020


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:16:30 GMT

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On Monday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis delivered some hopeful news: the spread of the virus appears to be approaching a doubling rate of every five days, compared to recent doubling rates of every two days.

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One more warm day, then a chilly change


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:35:30 GMT

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Mild, dry and very pleasant, but a change is coming!

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Longmont mayor defends slamming stay-at-home order and coronavirus comments


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:29:55 GMT

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The mayor of Longmont is getting backlash from local business owners after he slammed the governor's stay-at-home policy during a virtual City Council meeting, where he said he wanted "somebody to come over and spit in my mouth."

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Denver man with rare disease is asking people to donate blood during the stay-at-home order


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:25:27 GMT

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Despite Colorado's stay-at-home order, blood donation operations are considered an “essential health care activity.”

Read more: Denver man with rare disease is asking people to donate blood during the stay-at-home order


Bailey woman helping her mountain community get groceries to protect those at risk from COVID-19


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:05:53 GMT

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A retired registered nurse came up with a plan to help those who might be at risk from contracting COVID-19 and who can't simply get to a grocery store. She’s helping coordinate volunteers to pick up groceries for those in neighboring communities.

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Small doctor's offices are having to make cutbacks with fewer patients coming in for visits


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:48:57 GMT

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While hospitals across the state are trying to figure out how to accommodate the current and projected number patients who may have been exposed to COVID-19, some primary care providers are seeing their businesses decline dramatically.

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CDPHE: Due to limited number of current tests and PPE, COVID-19 testing prioritized in tiers


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:40:31 GMT

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Only hospital staff, hospitalized patients, those most at-risk who already have symptoms and critical health care workers and first responders are currently being prioritized for COVID-19 testing because of a limited number of tests and personal protective equipment, Colorado health officials said.

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