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Colorado spreads testing kits to regional health centers

Monte Whaley | Mar 30, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado governor opens COVID-19 relief fund

Monte Whaley | Mar 18, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis today said a COVID-19 relief fund is helping those effected by the virus, including people who lost jobs because of business closures and small businesses that have been forced to close. The Colorado COVID-19 relief fund has already raised $2.8 million, Polis said Wednesday.    ...[ Read More ]

Colorado closes bars, restaurants to slow spread of COVID-19

Monte Whaley | Mar 17, 2020 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order Monday to close all bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos in the state to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The order went into effect today, March 17, at 8 a.m. for 30 days. Jill Hunsaker...[ Read More ]

Colorado opens community testing center for COVID-19

Monte Whaley | Mar 11, 2020 | Colorado

Upticks in reported COVID-19 cases have prompted the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to open the state’s first community testing center for the deadly virus. The drive-up testing center opened Wednesday morning, March 11, at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd., in Denver. The center will be open 10 a.m....[ Read More ]

Colorado clarifies where to get tested for COVID-19

Monte Whaley | Mar 10, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado health officials are clarifying where people can be tested for COVID-19, the state lab’s priority for testing and its testing capabilities. The Colorado Department of Public and Health and Environment said people should not try to get tested for COVID-19 at the department’s administrative offices Glendale, a suburb located...[ Read More ]

Colorado deals with two COVID-19 cases

Monte Whaley | Mar 6, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado health officials are dealing with two presumptive cases of COVID-19, with both patients now in isolation. Both had recently traveled outside of Colorado including to Italy where the virus is wide-spread. Both are also presumptive positive because testing was conducted at the state level. The cases will be sent...[ Read More ]

Flu virus dwarfs the impact of coronavirus in Colorado, elsewhere

Monte Whaley | Feb 11, 2020 | Colorado

The typical flu in Colorado is still responsible for more hospitalizations and pediatric deaths than the headline-grabbing novel coronavirus, say health officials. The coronavirus has sickened more than 43,000 people since it first emerged last month and killed at least 1,018, according to world health officials. The Centers for Disease...[ Read More ]