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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:

The Trump administration has so far resisted calls to use a Cold War-era law to help fill gaps in medical supplies that are badly needed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Many governors and health officials have been pleading with President Trump to use his authority under the Defense Production Act to get the federal government more directly involved in the buying and distribution of items like ventilators and face masks — items that have been in short supply, with states competing for them.

Governors of several states have closed gun shops and dealers as part of their orders shuttering “non-essential” businesses to the public in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing the ire and legal firepower of gun rights groups. Adding to the confusion, businesses selling firearms are exempted from these orders in states like Connecticut, Ohio and Illinois.

Although former tech executive Andrew Yang dropped out of the presidential race in February, the ideas that captured his supporters’ imaginations seem more relevant now than ever.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration said it planned to work with Congress to pass an aid bill that would see checks worth thousands of dollars mailed to Americans.

Updated at 11:47 p.m. ET

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a $2 trillion relief package Wednesday night designed to alleviate some of the worst effects of the swift economic downturn currently underway as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahead of the 96-0 vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told lawmakers, "Our nation obviously is going through a kind of crisis that is totally unprecedented in living memory."

Coronavirus home cooking is now a part of American life.

Across much of the nation, health care workers report ongoing, dire shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including hospital gowns, face shields and especially respiratory N95 face masks.

President Trump says key help is on the way from the strategic reserve and from private industry ramping up production, including big shipments from 3M.

COVID-19 fears have forced a lot of bars and restaurants to close across the Mountain West. That leaves workers in a tough spot. But some communities have found a creative way for would-be customers to chip in.


Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll bring you the latest on COVID-19 in our state, from how one local company is working to produce personal protective equipment for hospitals, to attempts to create a vaccine for the virus. We will also learn about suicide risk during stay-at-home orders, and how remote learning works for students with different needs.

On a recent cold and rainy morning at Zion National Park in Southern Utah, Andrew Smith and Blake Cubria throw a blue tarp on top of their tent to keep the water out. They’re in the midst of an impromptu vacation out West that began after they both lost their restaurant jobs in Chicago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt Bloom / KUNC News

José Casillas knew something was wrong based on the number of burritos he was selling. As manager of Mi Gallo Giro, a small Mexican restaurant in Evans, he typically filled five big orders a week for oil and gas companies’ safety meetings, making 50 to 100 burritos for each one.

But last week, two of his regular customers called to cancel their orders. Another cut their request in half.

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