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5 Things You Need To Know - April 22, 2020

Colorado to receive 7,500 COVID-19 tests specifically for health care workers, first responders
Coronavirus-confirmed healthcare workers can return to work without being testing negative
Posted at 6:05 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 08:05:15-04

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

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FEMA-sponsored testing site to be available in Pueblo County

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and El Paso County Public Health announced Tuesday that the FEMA-sponsored COVID-19 testing site in El Paso County will expand to Pueblo County. Additional testing resources are becoming available in El Paso County, so the FEMA testing site will expand testing capability and disease surveillance in Pueblo County, a statement from the two departments said.
Made in the USA: Colorado collaboration creating FDA approved PPE

Help countering the U.S. shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is on the way from a collaboration out of Colorado. “We pulled out all the stops to get the molds as fast as we could,” said Hyrum Anderson with Sovereign Plastics. Sovereign Plastics in Colorado Springs is teaming with Iconic Medical Group out of Denver to design, manufacture and distribute millions of PPE face shields to help combat COVID-19.
Windy and mostly dry today with more storms tomorrow

The winds will be very gusty today out of the north but the skies will be drier compared to the last few afternoons. Wind gusts out of the north will be around 30 mph from the mid morning through the early afternoon. Any rain today will stay mostly over the mountains, with virga (rain evaporating before it hits the ground) over the lower elevations.
Virtual job fair currently offering hundreds of jobs in Colorado

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center says they're helping folks find the job that suits them best. Right now, the center is hosting a virtual job fair through the end of April. They use the Connecting Colorado state job bank to display hundreds of jobs from more than 50 companies that have already been vetted and are available in real-time. Most of these jobs are also full-time.
We're Open Colorado: LearningRX helps exercise your brain for free

LearningRX is an organization that works to personalized cognitive training, which is now providing a free weekly brain training session to aid parents and students who are adapting to school life at home. The organization, which operates out of multiple states including Colorado, is currently creating and offering a free program called "Train Your Brain Tuesday."
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