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5 Things You Need To Know - April 30, 2020

Forecast Highs
One on One with Governor Jared Polis
Posted at 6:23 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 08:23:55-04

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

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Order adds employee protection as businesses reopen

Gov. Jared Polis' safer-at-home executive order contains numerous protections for employees to prevent job discrimination as businesses reopen across Colorado. In Colorado, unlike some other states reopening this week, employees do not risk losing unemployment benefits for refusing to return to work if they can prove there is an unsafe working condition due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
How high school seniors are managing COVID-19 stress

Just like their classmates and high school seniors all over the country, the Colorado Springs teenagers News5 spoke with say that they had big plans and expectations for their final year on campus. It doesn't matter where they attended classes, plans have changed and all our high school seniors are feeling it.
Hottest air of the year so far arrives today

The weather is turning HOT today and tomorrow with highs soaring into the 80s and lower 90s across the lower elevations. We do have high fire danger in the San Luis Valley today, with active Red Flag Warnings expiring this evening. The winds will be a bit gustier this afternoon, but you'll still get hot easily working outside.
News5 Exclusive: Interview with Gov. Jared Polis

In case you missed it, News5 had another opportunity to interview Gov. Jared Polis and ask your questions. We received numerous questions through our email and our The Rebound Colorado Facebook group. If you missed the News5 Exclusive, click the link above to watch the full interview.
We're Open Colorado: Moving company offers free moves to victims of domestic violence

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is working to provide moving assistance to victims of abusive living situations. According to a release from the company, "A certified domestic violence shelter will need to approve any victims requesting a free move (to ensure that the victim is supported throughout the entire transition, and for the safety of our team and the victim to ensure local law enforcement is involved if need be)."
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