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5 Things You Need To Know - April 17, 2020

Creative ways senior communities connect loved ones with families
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Posted at 6:25 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 08:25:40-04

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.

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Creative ways senior communities connect loved ones during COVID-19

With coronavirus outbreaks sweeping some senior communities, visitors are no longer allowed inside, forcing families to miss out on valuable time with their loved ones. However, many facilities are finding creative ways to connect people, without risking the spread of COVID-19.
New Amazon positions to become available in Colorado

Amazon announced it is planning to hire 1,000 people in Colorado as part of its initiative to hire an additional 75,000 jobs, according to a release. The company said it has fulfilled its pledge to hire 100,000 people in various job types nationwide. Of these 100,000 positions, Amazon said they hired 3,600 Coloradans.
Dry and chilly today before scattered weekend rain showers

We had a few flurries hanging on this morning down around Walsenburg and La Veta, but most of us will be dry today with sunshine trying to break out through the morning. We'll be warmer today with highs in the 40s and 50s, but unless the sunshine comes out, it'll still feel very chilly.
Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over Colorado after USAFA ceremony

The Air Force Thunderbirds will be conducting a series of flyovers in the state to honor COVID-19 responders and their hard work after they finish the graduation flyover at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At this ceremony, Vice President Mike Pence will give this year's commencement address that will be held on the USAFA campus Terrazzo at 11 a.m. Saturday.
We're Open Colorado: ActivArmor works to create custom medical masks

ActivArmor, known for their work in 3-D imaging and printing of casts and splints are working to provide custom scanned and printed masks to help everyone stay safe. The masks are being rolled out across the country, as well as at home in Pueblo.
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