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Colorado orders 'non-critical' workplaces to cut in-person staff in half; urges public to stay home

After nearly two weeks of slowly escalating urgings and orders to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis fervently asked Coloradans only to leave their homes when absolutely necessary — … more

Mental health and COVID-19: Practice kindness, connect with others, journal

With a global pandemic closing schools, businesses, entire communities and threatening people's livelihoods in addition to their health, it can be difficult to stifle the anxiety, stress and fear … more

Amid shutdown, seniors battle loneliness

Rich Foerster doesn't know when he'll see his friends again. Foerster, 72, is on the board at the Parker Senior Center, which most days is filled with folks … more

'An empty church, but still saying Mass'

Two priests at St. Thomas More Catholic Church walked down the aisle of an empty church March 20 to begin their daily Friday Mass. Normally, daily services like these garner crowds of about 100 … more

Help available for families in need

Colorado families who have encountered economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for assistance. Families can apply for the Colorado Works County Emergency Disaster Program … more

Fitness center keeps its clients moving virtually amid pandemic

The future came fast for Priscilla Freed. The owner of Camp MissFits, a women's fitness center in Littleton, started her first virtual workouts March 17 in a new space large enough to accommodate a … more

Denver metro area hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

For the past two weeks, managers and administrators at Littleton Adventist Hospital have been meeting as many as six times a day. Those meetings, which are part of the hospital's emergency … more

Colorado delays taxes, urges wait on evictions; no clarity on possibility of shelter-in-place

After a rural southwest Colorado county became the first in the state to implement a shelter in-place order requiring people to stay home, Gov. Jared Polis stopped short of saying whether he would … more

Colorado economists: 'We're in uncharted waters' but no reason to panic

March 17 was the first day of Yume Tran's new normal. The owner of Indochine Cuisine in downtown Parker, a Thai and Vietnamese staple of 17 years, sat at one of the dozens of empty tables in the … more

Apartment association offers resources for renters amid COVID-19 pandemic

Following news of mandated closures throughout Colorado in the restaurant and hospitality industry, the Colorado Apartment Association has created a guide to help Colorado renters in the face of … more

Colorado extends dine-in service shutdown through end of April, closes salons, tattoo, massage parlors

Colorado extended its shutdown of dine-in restaurant and bar service through the end of April, also ordering horse track and off-track betting facilities, hair and nail salons, spas, and tattoo and … more

Children's Hospital Colorado closes Highlands Ranch therapy care clinic

Children's Hospital Colorado has elected to close some of its locations, including a therapy care clinic in Highlands Ranch, to encourage social distancing. The therapy care center, at 9139 South … more

Denver's theater scene speaks amid COVD-19 closures

I've written this column every week for more than two years, and I would be surprised if I went more than two entries during this tenure without mentioning some kind of theatrical production. There's … more

Colorado order limits gatherings to 10 or less; classes closed to at least April 17, but likely not to resume this spring

With Colorado's number of COVID-19 cases at more than 180 — with 20 hospitalized and two dead as of March 18 — Gov. Jared Polis announced the state will issue more “social distancing” … more

Polis announces statewide donation-based COVID-19 relief fund

Relief for laid-off workers. Keeping medical supplies at the ready. Support for homeless shelter staff. These are among the targets of a new COVID-19 relief fund announced by Gov. Jared Polis on … more

COVID-19: Spring sports now suspended through at least April 18

The Colorado High School Activities Association has extended the suspension of spring sports and activities through April 18. On March 12, CHSAA ordered games, practices and events to be suspended … more

Not everyone with COVID-19 symptoms needs testing, state says

As Colorado's number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 reached more than 180 — with nearly 1,800 tested — the state's public health office emphasized that tests need to be prioritized for … more

Colorado receives disaster relief for small businesses amid COVID-19

Colorado applied for a disaster designation from the federal government March 17, as thousands of livelihoods were being upended by the state's shutdown of sit-down service at restaurants and bars … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more
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