Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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"Help is on the way:" Gov. Polis, Dr. Fauci discuss vaccines and COVID-19 in Colorado
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, joined Gov. Jared Polis Tuesday afternoon to discuss the state of COVID-19 in Colorado and the anticipated surge in cases following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fauci said Colorado is not alone in seeing a spike in cases and described the situation the country is seeing as a "public health crisis." He described this increase as worse than the ones we experienced in the past. Fauci also warned the country could see a surge on top of a surge, and that the result of traveling and the Thanksgiving holiday will appear close to the Christmas holiday.
Colorado Springs holding virtual meeting on affordable housing, community development priorities
Colorado Springs residents are invited to share their views on affordable housing and community development priorities during a virtual meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will help the Community Development Division plan for use of 2021 federal block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Very cold and windy today with more snow in the plains
We'll see areas of blowing snow mainly out east through the first half of the day today with a brief snow band pushing west into the eastern slopes of the Wets and Sangres, as well as I-25 from Walsenburg to Trinidad. For most of us, the main worry with be wind gusts between 20 to 40 mph and temperatures in the 20s leading to wind chills in the teens and single digits.
Limited number of spectators allowed for state football championships
Following multiple conversations between CHSAA and CDPHE, there has been a modification to this weekend's State Football Championship games: "Allowing a maximum of 75 spectators in the stands, per team, which is the limit of the outdoor seated events guidance provided in Public Health Order 20-36 COVID-19 Dial." Individual schools will handle the distribution of tickets for each title game regarding their program.
UK authorizes Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
British officials have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.
The go-ahead Wednesday for the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech comes as the virus surges again in the United States and Europe, putting pressure on hospitals and morgues in some places and forcing new rounds of restrictions that have devastated economies.
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