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5 Things You Need To Know - December 7, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mask mandate for Colorado
Posted at 6:19 AM, Dec 07, 2020

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

If you'd like to read the full story, be sure to click on the story headline.
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New free COVID-19 community testing site opens at Pueblo Mall today

A new free COVID-19 community testing site is set to open Monday at the Pueblo Mall, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The department said the site will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for free testing with no ID or insurance requirements.
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Community spreading holiday cheer to kids in foster care

While 2020 has been a challenging year for many people, imagine how hard it’s been for children in foster care. Kids Crossing, an organization in Colorado Springs that provides resources and support to children in foster care and foster parents, is hoping to make Christmas feel a little more normal this year.

They’ve set up an Amazon Wish List online, where the community can buy presents for kids virtually. There are nearly 300 kids on this year's "nice" list, deserving of a present under their Christmas tree. Click the link above to learn more.
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Simply beautiful weather expected over the next few days!

It is going to be gorgeous today with above-average temperatures and sunshine! The winds will stay pretty light today and we'll keep clear skies overnight with lows falling into the 20s and teens.
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Mayor says Colorado Springs growth helping area recover stronger than most

Even with the pandemic to deal with, people continue to flock to our state in record numbers. The growth in Colorado Springs is one of the reasons the mayor argues the area is one of the most resilient in the country. The mayor touted the city’s continued growth and expansion at a recent topping-out ceremony for a new Hyatt hotel next to City Hall. While there are always ways to spin numbers, Colorado Springs does have some things working in favor of the mayor’s argument.
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First Gentleman Marlon Reis taken to hospital due to worsening COVID-19 symptoms

Gov. Jared Polis' office announced Sunday evening that First Gentleman Marlon Reis began to experience a slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath over the last 24 hours. As a precaution, the governor drove the First Gentleman to the hospital for review and treatment.
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