COLORADO — The statewide total of COVID-19 cases stands at 27,615 as of Friday afternoon, with 1,524 deaths among people who had the virus. Of those, 1,274 are directly due to COVID-19. To date, 4,472 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.
Check here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Colorado Springs and Pueblo have both set up hotlines for people to call with questions about COVID-19. In Colorado Springs, call 719-575-8888 or the United Way 2-1-1 hotline. In Pueblo, call 719-583-4444.
Below, we're updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Colorado.
Saturday, June 6
12:00 p.m. | COVID-19 death in Pueblo
Health officials from the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week the death of one Pueblo County resident related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of Pueblo County deaths to 20. The most recent death was a 52-year-old man who was reported as confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Friday, June 5
3:50 p.m. | Some Colorado Springs city facilities reopening in coming weeks
City of Colorado Springs officials say many Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services facilities that have been closed or suspended due to COVID-19 will reopen over the next few weeks, with modifications to help prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with symptoms are asked to stay home. All visitors are reminded to practice handwashing and other hygiene practices and maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others, and to wear a face covering if the activity allows.
Complete details are available on the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation website.
On Friday, the City of Colorado Springs announced their partnership with the El Pomar Foundation to expand summer employment opportunities.
1:00 p.m.| D60 announces Summer Drive-Thru Meal Program
Starting June 9 through July 31, District 60 schools will transition to their Summer Drive-Thru Meal program.
President Donald Trump signed a new law Friday that adds new flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): a coronavirus relief program for small businesses.
The Pueblo Zoo is set to reopen to members and the general public next week, according to an announcement made Friday. For Monday and Tuesday, members will be allowed to visit the zoo while the general public can begin visiting the zoo Wednesday.
As the Colorado COVID-19 curve flattens and more patients are released from the hospital after beating the virus, the next step for many becomes paying for their treatment.
Playgrounds in Pueblo and Colorado Springs will reopen on Friday, according to the City of Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Both cities have specific guidelines to use the playgrounds, which include masks and 6-foot “social distancing” requirements.
Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.