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5 Things You Need To Know - April 24, 2020

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 08:34:39-04

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

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Colorado unemployment payment delays to be resolved by Friday

Technical issues regarding unemployment payments are causing them to be delayed and will appear in bank accounts by Friday, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The department addressed these issues Thursday and said that this past Sunday's filings were "the largest single file in the history of the program."
Second round of Paycheck Protection Program approved

A $484 billion coronavirus relief bill was passed on Thursday with over $320 billion going toward the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans created by the CARES Act. The money is designed to help small businesses stay afloat for two months and keep their employees working. News5 spoke with two local business owners about the PPP loans, one who is hoping for some financial relief from this new funding and another who received money the first time around.
Cooler and windy today with a few spotty showers

We're going to see the potential for a few showers and sprinkles this morning coming down from Denver, but a lot of that moisture will miss El Paso county and slide east towards Kiowa County. Today will be cooler overall with gusty north winds and a mix of sun and cloud cover. There will be a chance for showers and rumbles of thunder in the afternoon and early evening. Overnight we'll dry out and the winds will die down.
COVID-19 survivor shares recovery story

A Utah man who got sick with coronavirus during a ski trip in Colorado last month is opening up about how the symptoms impacted him in to raise awareness about the seriousness of the virus. Matt Newey and four of his friends were planning to spend a few days at Steamboat Springs when the resort unexpectedly shut down.
We're Open Colorado: Provecho supports restaurants and community members

Provecho Fresh Mexican Cuisine is working to promote other local restaurants as well as recognize the efforts of individuals who are working to give back and support the community in ways that they can. Over the past few weeks, this Springs restaurant has been working to provide special deals to customers on top of purchasing food from other restaurants and using their own social media accounts to promote those businesses.
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