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5 Things You Need To Know - December 8, 2020

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90-year-old woman in England is the first to receive initial dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 6:22 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 08:22:45-05

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

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Today is Colorado Gives Day!

The annual Colorado Gives Day is today and is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Since it began in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised more than $257 million. This year, 2,900 nonprofits in the state will benefit from donations. Click the link above to learn more on how you can donate.
CHSAA delays Season B sports as statewide COVID-19 cases rise

The Colorado High School Activities Association and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have decided to delay the start of Season B sports statewide due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. This change also affects the planned start of Seasons C and D, which have also been delayed. In a letter sent to CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green, CDPHE indicated that Season B would not be permitted to begin on Jan. 4, as had been scheduled on the CHSAA 2020-21 sports calendar. CDPHE further said that no variances will be given to CHSAA sports at this time.
Another beautiful day on tap for southern Colorado!

The forecast today is super similar to Monday with more sunshine and pleasant daytime temperatures! Overnight we'll keep our clear skies and light winds allowing lows to fall into the 30s and 20s.
Colorado waiting on federal guidance for extended unemployment benefits

Colorado is waiting on a decision from the U.S. Department of Labor on how to move forward with its extended unemployment benefits program. The State Extended Benefits program is paid for by the federal government through the CARES Act and provides additional financial relief for people experiencing long-term unemployment during the pandemic. After the employee uses up all of their state unemployment benefits (about 26 weeks worth in total), under the extended benefits program, they are eligible to receive an additional 13 weeks of help from the federal government.
90-year-old woman in England is the first to receive initial dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

90-year-old Margaret Keenan of the United Kingdom became the first person to receive an initial dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday — a major landmark and something that officials are calling a "turning point" in the pandemic. Keenan, a retired store clerk, was the first in line at University Hospital in Coventry, England, to receive her first dose of a vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech. She turns 91 next week.
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