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5 Things You Need To Know - April 29, 2020

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Colorado receives $10.3M from HHS to build up tracing, testing programs; hope to test 10K per day
Posted at 6:24 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 08:24:32-04

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

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El Paso County transitions to Safer at Home: Prevention remains critical

As the transition from Stay at Home orders to Safer at Home starts, government, health and business leaders in El Paso County are encouraging locals to remain serious about COVID-19 prevention. Positive trends make easing restrictions possible, but there is also reason to remain vigilant. Continued tracking of numbers remains essential to ensure numbers are not rapidly rising, like when the virus was first identified in the county.
Pueblo Mayor calls ads against 2A false and misleading; What does the evidence show?

On May 5, voters in Pueblo will decide whether to ditch Black Hills Energy and allow the Pueblo Board of Water Works to take over. The controversial topic has led supports and opponents of ballot issue 2A to point fingers at each other for misleading voters ahead of the election. Now, Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar is calling foul over a series of television ads running that ask voters to Keep Black Hills Energy as the city's provider---and vote "no" on 2A.
Practically perfect weather today before near record heat Thursday and Friday!

We're in for amazing weather today across southern Colorado with high temperatures in the 70s across the lower elevations. The sun will be shining strong today and the winds will be light across the region. Overnight the skies will stay clear and the winds light, pushing temperatures down into the 40s and 30s.
Colorado receives $10.3M from HHS to build up tracing, testing programs; hope to test 10K per day

Colorado received $10.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week to build up its COVID-19 contact tracing and testing programs as the state continues to spend millions in its response to the novel coronavirus. Colorado Office of Emergency Management Director Mike Willis said Tuesday that the state had spent about $70 million so far on the COVID-19 outbreak.
We're Open Colorado: Trio of businesses give back to first responders

Happy Tap, Marigold Cafe and Bakery, and the Remax Hermes Team have worked together over the course of the past month to provide food, beer, and support to our first responders and medical employees. The organizations have coordinated on two separate events, with the first providing meals and beers to first responders and medical personnel.
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