Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Colorado releases finalized vaccine distribution plan; about 140K doses expected in next 2 weeks
People working in COVID-19 wards who have direct contact with patients, and staff and residents at Colorado’s long-term care facilities, will be the first people to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in the coming weeks. That’s according to the finalized vaccine prioritization plan released by the state Wednesday and discussed at a news conference by Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 incident commander, and local public health and Colorado National Guard officials.
Pueblo D70 to continue remote learning through at least Jan. 14
Pueblo School District 70 announced Wednesday that following a recent Board of Education meeting, the decision has been made to continue remote learning in the new year. The statement from the district said, using projected pandemic modeling from epidemiologists at CU-Boulder Medical Center, it is estimated that the peak infections of the current COVID pandemic surge will occur approximately 8-12 days following New Year’s Eve.
Cold and breezy today with snow tonight through Friday
The forecast is changing big time today, we're going to get windy and cold! A cold front early this morning is bringing wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range for a lot of areas east of I-25. The winds will stay gusty from the north most of the day, dragging cold air through the state well into the overnight hours.
FDA to hold meeting on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate
The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Thursday morning in consideration of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, which has already gotten authorization from officials in Canada and the UK. The committee will weigh the vaccine’s efficacy, and could issue an emergency use authorization of the vaccine by early next week.
Springs Rescue Mission confirms first COVID-19 outbreak
Springs Rescue Mission announced Wednesday its first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19. Officials with the mission said the outbreak began on Oct. 25 with 15 positive cases up to this point in connection to its downtown campus with another possible positive. Staff members and residents of the New Life program are among the positives and the homeless population will be evaluated "and will be reported upon proper vetting by county and state health agencies.
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