Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Moving back on COVID-19 dial complicates 5 Star program
Now that Pueblo is already operating in Level Orange on the COVID-19 dial, where does that leave the 5 Star Variance Program the county has been working to get approved? For context, the 5 Star Variance program was originally supposed to allow businesses that were certified the ability to operate in Level Orange, while Pueblo was still in Level Red.
Most would assume that because businesses are now operating in Level Orange, those who take part in the variance program could simply move back to Level Yellow. However, it's not that simple.
CDPHE: Two additional cases of more contagious COVID-19 variant confirmed in Colorado
State health officials say three people in Colorado have now tested positive for a more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus, with another possible case still pending results. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials said Thursday the new case and a second possible case were found among staff members at the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons operated by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Cold and calm today before snow arrives Saturday
We have a pretty chilly and cold day today followed by an even colder night. Sunshine should be a bit more prevalent today with light winds and cold temperatures. Overnight we should drop our highs down into the 20s and teens with increased cloud cover.
Free food distribution happening Friday in southeast Colorado Springs
If you and your family live on the southeast of Colorado springs and could use some food assistance, the Solid Rock Community Development Corporation will be hosting a free food distribution at their food pantry this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Solid Rock CDC will be handing out between 15,000 - 20,000 lbs of food at their drive-thru distribution, which is enough to fill 200 to 300 cars.
President Donald Trump returns to Twitter, urges calm from supporters
One day after President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was suspended amid violent protests at the Capitol, the president decried the violence that took place during the counting of the Electoral College.
For months, Trump claimed that the election was “stolen” and “rigged,” but after the Electoral College formalized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Trump said that his goal was to “ensure the integrity of the vote.” Several dozen court rulings had done that for him.
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