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5 Things You Need To Know - April 9, 2020

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 08:04:14-04

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

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Support the Springs aims to help small businesses

It's a very difficult time for small businesses right now, especially those non-essential ones that are completely shut down due to the coronavirus. However, a local group in Colorado Springs is working to boost support for these shops and get the community involved.
News5 Investigates: $15 sanitizer sold in Pueblo is mislabeled and looks like water

It's no secret that people are using the coronavirus pandemic to make money by marking up items like Clorox wipes, face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. News5 Investigates went undercover last week to catch people price gouging critical medical supplies. Now we've learned that a street vendor in Pueblo has been selling small bottles of hand sanitizer for $15.
Cloudy and cooler today with scattered showers overnight

The big story today is cooler and cloudier weather through southern Colorado, with scattered showers staying most south of Highway 50 in Las Animas County. We could still see a few showers in northern Fremont County drift through Teller and El Paso County this evening, but the rain will overwhelmingly be south near Trinidad.
We're Open Colorado: Great Harvest Bread Co. helps feed Colorado Springs

Great Harvest Bread Company, which is working to donate loaves of bread to Colorado Springs based organizations that help to feed our community. Since it opened, the shop has worked diligently to donate bread to ministries and food pantries throughout Colorado Springs. In the past few weeks the organization has ramped up donations.
Polis says more social distancing key for lifting stay-at-home order

Gov. Jared Polis earlier this week extended the statewide stay-at-home order to April 26, with the hope Colorado can lift social distancing measures and end the limitations on the economy by the end of the month. He emphasized that can only happen one way: If Coloradans continue social distancing and adhere to the stay-at-home order while it's still in place.
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