Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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Pueblo businesses in 5 Star program can now operate under Level Yellow guidance
Pueblo leaders announced Tuesday that businesses that are 5 Star certified can operate within Level Yellow restrictions on the state's COVID-19 dial. All businesses that are certified as of Tuesday will be allowed to operate under Level Yellow. Under Level Yellow, restaurants can operate with 50% capacity or 50 people for indoor dining. If a business's prevention plan is not approved, the city and county will reach out to help the business make improvements to their plan. The application will be reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.
"Hard to imagine the day:" Gannon Stauch's father reflects after one year without son
On January 27, 2020, 11-year-old Gannon Stauch disappeared from his home in Lorson Ranch, sparking a search that would last for many weeks and cover the neighborhood in the color blue before it was learned Gannon was not coming home. His stepmother is accused of murdering him and was arrested in early March.
One year after the day that started it all, News5 sat down with Al Stauch, Gannon's father, for an interview in honor of his son.
Dangerous morning temperatures with above freezing afternoon conditions
Sunny with light winds and COLD temperatures, especially in the morning. We'll push the single-digit and teen temperatures above freezing this afternoon, and the sun should help melt a lot of the pavement. Overnight we'll stay clear and calm with lows in the teens.
Biden's White House COVID-19 response team to brief media for first time on Wednesday
President Joe Biden's White House COVID-19 response team will brief the media for the first time on Wednesday as states across the country report that their stockpile of vaccines are growing short. On Wednesday, Biden's top health officials will brief the media in what White House press secretary Jen Psaki says will become a regular occurrence.
On Tuesday, in prepared remarks, Biden addressed the dwindling vaccine supply across the country, calling it "unacceptable." He said his administration was working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of vaccine and promised a 16% increase in deliveries to states in the coming weeks.
Second incident discovered at COVID-19 vaccine clinic that injected elderly woman with empty syringe
Earlier this month, News5 revealed that an 82-year-old woman was injected with an empty syringe at the Pueblo Mall's COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinic. Randy Evett's, Pueblo's top health official called the incident an "isolated case," but now we've reviewed new records showing health officials encountered another problem just a few minutes before this case.
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