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5 things you need to know - December 17, 2020

What's the difference between eating outside in an enclosed space, and dining indoors?
Steve Shugart Westcliffe snowy mountains
Posted at 7:04 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 18:40:07-05

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

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What's the difference between eating outside in an enclosed space, and dining indoors?

Change is constant for restaurants these days, now restricted to outdoor dining only. However, in some outdoor dining situations, it may be difficult to distinguish exactly what is different from eating inside.

Special needs education struggles during the pandemic

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.

Colleges see increase in students pursuing nursing degrees

As we continue to rebound during the COVID-19 pandemic, local colleges seeing a huge increase in students pursuing nursing degrees.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs reporting the largest numbers they've had in five years. Enrollment in their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program increasing by 24 percent and their accelerated program by 17 percent.

Colorado Spirit offers free confidential help

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Colorado have teamed up with Pueblo's Health Solutions to help people in crisis in Southern Colorado.

The Colorado Spirit program is a free, confidential resource for people who are struggling with the stress and anxiety of a job loss, death of a loved one, or other COVID-related catastrophes.

Seasonable with clouds Thursday; cold with snow possible Friday

Temperatures will be near average for most of southern Colorado today, although those with snow still on the ground will feel a few degrees cooler than normal. Clouds will increase through the day.

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