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5 Things You Need To Know - February 1, 2021

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 08:33:02-05

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

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Gov. Jared Polis announces teachers, educators can receive vaccines starting Feb. 8

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday afternoon the expansion of vaccine distribution in Colorado to include educators and people 65 and older.

Polis anticipates it will take two to three weeks to vaccinate educators or anyone in the classroom with children. He said the instructions for teachers to obtain vaccinations will come from their school district or campus. This phase of distribution will begin as early as February 8.

Over the weekend, the state also announced it is seeking input from Coloradans on draft changes to the COVID-19 dial. The deadline to submit feedback is at 5 p.m. today. Click here to learn more.
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City leaders discuss long-term Powers Blvd. improvements; some question lack of priority

As major projects, such as Amazon’s new fulfillment center, get closer to bringing thousands of more cars and trucks to our streets, it has Colorado Springs officials wondering if are our roads adequately prepared for this?

The traffic that Amazon and the rest of the Peak Innovation Park could bring to Powers Boulevard took center stage at a recent city council work session. This year, a massive Amazon fulfillment center will open up, employing more than a thousand people. No doubt bringing lots of traffic along with it.
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Warm weather to start the week; big cool down on the way

High clouds will be overcast in the sky today but temperatures will be mild and about 10 degrees above average. Click the link above for the full forecast.
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White House COVID-19 response team to hold briefing as spread slows, but threat from new variants loom

The White House COVID-19 response team will hold another briefing on Monday as hospitalizations and new cases continue to fall across the country.

According to the COVID Tracking Project, the seven-day rolling average of new cases of the virus has been falling steadily for the past three weeks. After peaking at a seven-day average of 246,000 new cases on Jan. 12, that average has fallen to about 145,000 — a still-high number that was not reached during the pandemic until November.
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1 dead after shooting at Casa Del Sol Apartments in Pueblo

The Pueblo Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead Sunday morning. According to Pueblo Police, officers responded to the Casa Del Sol Apartments in the 1700 block of Constitution Road at approximately 3:22 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound and other injuries. He died at the scene. No arrests have been made, and there is not information available about a suspect.
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