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5 Things You Need To Know - April 8, 2020

Posted at 6:30 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 08:30:20-04

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

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Colorado Springs based Northcom plays major role in nation's COVID-19 response

Colorado Springs based Northern Command (Northcom) plays a big role in the nation's fight against COVID-19. The headquarters is leading the Department of Defense's response across the nation.
Fremont County health officials confirm outbreak at long-term care facility

The Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment announced Tuesday that a COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed at the Canon Lodge in Canon City. This is the first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in the county.
One more beautiful day before a cooler and wetter end to the week

The forecast today is going to be fantastic! We're going to have lots of sunshine in the morning before clouds and a stronger breeze build in for the afternoon.
We're Open Colorado: Vegan Cooking Academy hosts free online classes

When hosting cooking classes in person became no longer an option, JL Fields decided to take her class online and offer it to the public for free on the weekend. Expecting only a few dozen participants, she was surprised to find that hundreds wanted to be a part of the virtual community.
E-learning and special education: What parents need to know now

If you're a parent right now in the age of COVID-19, you're not alone in feeling the stress of helping your child with e-learning. Students with special needs are given individual education programs, a lesson plan tailored for that child. But if your child's IEP includes speech or physical therapy, that's where e-learning comes into play as well as the challenges with it.
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