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Coronavirus In Colorado: News And Resources

KUNC is here to keep you up-to-date on the news about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and answer your questions about Colorado's response to its spread in our state.

For the latest updates, follow along on KUNC's live blog here 

Questions And Answers
Does It Live On Clothes? Can My Dog Infect Me? Any Advice On Wipes?
Quarantine? Self-Isolation? Social Distancing? What They Mean And When To Do Them
Coronavirus FAQs: What's 'Flattening The Curve'? Should I Travel?
Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now
How Safe Is Public Transit As The Coronavirus Spreads In Colorado?
Common Questions About The Coronavirus In Colorado, Answered
Submit Your Questions To Curious Colorado

Resources
• Colorado's Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Explained
A Quick Glossary Of Coronavirus Terms
What COVID-19 Numbers Can (And Can't) Tell Us
Here Are The Front Range Schools Offering Meals To Students Amid COVID-19 Closures
The New Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For 2-3 Days — Here's How To Clean Them
Coronavirus Symptoms: Defining Mild, Moderate And Severe

Official Documents
CDPHE Downloadable COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Versión en español)
Colorado Stay-At-Home Executive Order
City of Boulder "Stay At Home" Emergency Order
City of Denver "Stay At Home" Executed Public Health Order
State Public Health Order Closing Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gyms And Casinos

Testing Data
Daily updates from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Education on positive COVID-19 cases in our state are available here.

Regional data compiled by the Mountain West News Bureau can be seen below:

Updated at 7 p.m. ET

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Olympia, Wash., on Thursday to meet with the governor and health officials and express support for the region that has been hit hardest by coronavirus.

"By being there on the ground, I want to assure the people of Washington State, people of California, people that are in the communities that are being impacted by the virus, that we're with them," Pence told reporters, pledging federal resources to help.

Anna Shvets

Today on Colorado Edition: We sort through yesterday's primary election results. Plus, we analyze Colorado's electorate with Secretary of State Jena Griswold. We also explore what impact the novel coronavirus has on our state's economy and take a look at how political ad spending played out on Super Tuesday.

Scientists who use math and computers to simulate the course of epidemics are taking on the new coronavirus to try to predict how this global outbreak might evolve and how best to tackle it.

But some say more could be done to take advantage of these modeling tools and the researchers' findings.

Anxiety thrives on uncertainty.

And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful. "Will it come to my community" or "Am I at risk?'

"We've got national anxiety at the moment, a kind of shared stress, and we are all in a state of extreme uncertainty," says Catherine Belling, an associate professor at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, who studies the role of fear and anxiety in health care.

After passengers filed off a flight from China five weeks ago, cabin cleaners at the Los Angeles International Airport were sent in to clean the plane. One of the workers, fearing she might contract the coronavirus, refused.

"I was scared to death," said Barbara Gomez of Inglewood, Calif. "I start crying."

Gomez said her boss told her that if she didn't board the plane, her job would be on the line. Still, she refused.

Matt Bloom / KUNC News

Colorado oil and gas drillers could slow down some operations as quarantines and flight cancellations due to the coronavirus reduce global demand for oil, analysts warn.

Updated at 6:52 p.m. ET

The U.S. health care system is trying to be ready for possible outbreaks of the new coronavirus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned communities this week to prepare for the kind of spread now being seen in Iran, Italy, South Korea and other areas outside the virus' epicenter in China.

Updated at 10:17 p.m. ET

Hours after the White House rejected the idea of appointing a coronavirus czar, President Trump on Wednesday put Vice President Pence in charge of the administration's response to the disease.

"We're doing really well, and Mike is going to be in charge," Trump said, noting that Pence's experience as governor of Indiana made him adept at working with state and local health authorities.

"This is not a czar," the president later added.

Lambe PR

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear a Colorado perspective on disruption caused by the coronavirus. Plus, we’ll learn about ‘Safe Lots’ in our state, and the history of Denver’s first African American female physician, Dr. Justina Ford.

Thousands of cases of the coronavirus have been reported worldwide, with most occurring in China. However, the outbreak is sure to have big economic impacts in the U.S.

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