Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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Telephone town hall meeting planned to help veterans during coronavirus crisis
Since March 19, regional veterans benefits administration offices have been closed. Walk-ins, counseling, and other in-person services have been canceled. Today, a different phone line will be available for veterans in Colorado who can participate in a town hall meeting to get their concerns and questions answered. This conversation will be held over the phone, and will feature experts and other officials who can help.
Gov. Polis outlines plan to lift Colorado stay-at-home order; strict measures will remain in place
Colorado public health officials said Monday that even once the governor begins to lift the stay-at-home order next week, strict physical distancing measures, the wearing of masks and better COVID-19 case detection and containment will be needed for months to avoid overwhelming the state’s ICU hospital beds.
Stronger storms with heavier rain today, tonight
There is a possibility of isolated severe storms in the southeast corner of Colorado later today and even some heavier rain up in and around the Pikes Peak region. We'll have showers in the morning moving out of the southern mountains and staying mostly around the Raton Mesa and plains, but a few isolated showers could try and creep toward Highway 50 east of Pueblo.
Workers and business leaders getting help to rebound
As our healthcare heroes push forward in the battle against the coronavirus, Colorado's small businesses and workers are hoping they'll soon see a rebound in an uncertain economy. The good news is leaders at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center say they are ready and willing to help. For workers in the Pikes Peak Region, there is hope. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has seen a huge uptick in calls and is already helping businesses and workers get back on their feet.
We're Open Colorado: Phantom Canyon to donate meals to those who need them
Phantom Canyon which is now working to donate meals to those in the Colorado Springs community. The restaurant/brewery that has been a local landmark for so long has launched a campaign that they are calling Extra Helpings. According to their website, for every to-go or delivery order that comes in, Phantom Canyon will deliver a free meal to help someone in the community.
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