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5 Things You Need To Know - April 2, 2020

"Tell somebody you trust:" Domestic violence services offered throughout pandemic
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Posted at 6:02 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 08:09:16-04

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

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Free mentors, resources for parents using online teaching

If you're a parent who's suddenly been thrown into the world of online teaching and you're feeling overwhelmed, there's a non-profit that wants to help. Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families is working around the clock to connect parents with mentors, so they can find the free guidance and tools they need.
"Tell somebody you trust:" Domestic violence services offered throughout pandemic

Already this year, Pueblo has seen four domestic violence-related deaths. Colorado's Stay at Home order is entering it's second week, and while some people may be itching to get outside of the house, others might see it as their only escape from an abusive home.
High fire danger with snow overnight

We have an active day across southern Colorado with cloudy skies, stronger winds, and rain to snow that will move in late today and overnight tonight. This system seems to have sped up and intensified, which means we're probably going to get more snow in the Pikes Peak region, but it will likely move out of the way by Friday morning
Isolation center to open in Colorado Springs to help homeless amid COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Colorado Springs announced Wednesday they are opening a isolation shelter at City Auditorium to help the homeless community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference, Mayor John Suthers announced the isolation shelter will serve people who show symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19 but who do not need hospitalization.
We're Open Colorado: Veteran-run Duct Brothers supports local kindergarten teacher

Duct Brothers, a veteran-operated plumbing, heating, and cooling business, installed a water heater and PRV valve for free this week in the home of a Colorado Springs kindergarten teacher. Tabitha Frazer's water heater was in need of repair, and with the current crisis placing financial and occupational strain on herself and her family, the gift of a new water heater was a more than welcome surprise.
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