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5 Things You Need To Know - January 7, 2021

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 08:30:15-05

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

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New guidance ensures healthcare workers, people 70 and older get vaccines before teachers

New changes to Colorado's vaccine plan has caused some confusion, prompting the state health department to issue new guidance to vaccine providers and local public health agencies. Last week, Governor Jared Polis moved teachers, K-12 school staff, and child care workers in Phase 1B on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The new plan places them in the same tier with people 70 and older, health care workers who don't work directly with COVID patients, and first responders.
Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral College confirmed, President Trump concedes he is leaving office

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was confirmed early Thursday morning in a joint session of Congress, but not before a historic interruption by violent protesters that disrupted the counting of Electoral College votes for six hours. Biden won 306 Electoral College votes, 36 more than needed to become president. He will be sworn in January 20. Sen. Kamala Harris will also be sworn in as vice president.
Chilly and calm today and tomorrow - Snow likely Saturday night

Today looks chilly, calm, and cloudy. It's kind of a standard early January day for southern Colorado, but that's not a bad thing. Overnight we'll clear some clouds out and allow for temperatures to fall into the teens by early Friday morning.
Colorado politicians react to events at U.S. Capitol

Nearly four hours after pro-Trump supporters stormed their way into the U.S. Capitol, officials declared the scene "secure," but not before one person was killed inside of the Capitol. Police have arrested at least 13 people amid the rioting and a woman was shot by law enforcement. This all happened during a joint session to accept the Electoral College votes confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential election win.
4 people died as Trump supporters rushed US Capitol, FBI asks for public's assistance

Pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon following a live speech from the president at a “Save America” rally that opposed the results of the November presidential election.

During a press conference Wednesday night, Metro Police Chief Robert Contee said a Capitol police officer shot a woman as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side.
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