Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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Gov. Polis urges hospitals to give COVID-19 vaccine within 72 Hours of receipt
Governor Jared Polis is urging Colorado hospitals to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine within 72 hours of receiving shipments of it as the vaccine arrived in Colorado on Monday.
Polis, who was on hand to receive Colorado's first shipment of the vaccine at 8 a.m. Monday, asked hospital administrators to confirm to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of their plans to start issuing the vaccine and request support from the CDPHE if they need it.
There was a line of UC Health Memorial frontline COVID-19 caregivers stepping up to get the COVID-19 vaccine when the first-ever doses arrived Monday.
UC Health in Colorado Springs starts with nearly 4,000 doses. The first go to the healthcare workers with the closest contact to COVID-19 patients. It is doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and environmental specialists.
As we work to rebound from the effects of the pandemic, we’re addressing another problem that families across our state are facing, virtual learning, specifically for kids with special needs.
We spoke with a Pueblo West family who worried their child with autism is regressing without a formal in-person education. They said they aren’t getting the support they need.
A lawsuit was filed on Sunday against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, claiming inmates were denied masks until early November, and the Criminal Justice Center failed with several public health precautions.
Areas of blowing snow will cause travel concerns this morning, and we still have icy and snow spots from the light snow that fell overnight. Some of the heaviest snow fell in the southern mountains, but even the half-inch that collected in and around northern El Paso County is making for slick and snowy drives this morning.
We should see dry skies develop by lunchtime for most of the region, but there could be plenty of roads that stay slick and icy through tomorrow morning.