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5 Things You Need To Know - March 19, 2020

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Mar 19, 2020

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

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Social Distance Stress: how to handle family, relationships

With the kids out of school, a lot of businesses closed for seating, and just about everyone working from home, all of these things together can be the recipe for stress at home with kids and spouses. We're taking a look at how you can constructively handle the stress and what steps you can take.
Driving Retirement: When it's time to give up the keys

As a society we prepare for retirement from work, but we don't really prepare for the day we may no longer be able to drive. News5 is tackling a subject through our Driving Change series that might be touchy to talk about with family members: when it's time to hang up the keys. An organization in southern Colorado is helping families figure out when it's time to stop driving.
Strong winds with blizzard conditions to just showers across the region

A very intense day is on tap for Colorado with a winter storm and blizzard coming to parts of the region. Most of the snow is going to be confined to the mountains, Pikes Peak region, and up to Denver. Driving to or home from Denver this afternoon, as well as east out of town on Highway 24 and 94, will be very hazardous this afternoon in particular.
Resources, businesses still available to you during COVID-19 closures

The latest order by Gov. Jared Polis suspends all dine-in services at bars and restaurants across the state for 30 days as of March 17. Places of large gatherings, such as gyms and casinos, are also under this 30-day suspension. News5 is keeping track of what businesses, places and resources you can continue to use in communities across southern Colorado.
COVID-19 vs. Flu: There are important differences

Comparisons between COVID-19 and the flu have been common with the spread of the virus. It started as a comparison showing the two are viruses effecting the respiratory system, but the spread and tracking of COVID-19 shows it is not an apples to apples comparison.
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