Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill
The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll. The deal still needs to be finalized in detailed legislative language.
Extremely high fire danger today with very gusty winds and low humidity
High winds and low daytime humidity will prompted Red Flag Warnings across almost all of southern Colorado from the afternoon through the early evening. Fire danger will be extremely high, as most warned areas are also under a moderate drought.
Royal Gorge Bridge currently open to drivers
If you're looking to do something unique while maintaining social distance, the owner of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is letting visitors drive on the bridge. This is something that has not been done since 2013, so it's a rare opportunity you and your family can take advantage of to get out of the house.
Fort Carson medical personnel to deploy to Washington State
Fort Carson announced that more than 300 medical personnel from the 627th Hospital Center will deploy to Washington State to provide supplemental, routine, and emergency medical support to community medical staffs, allowing them to focus their resources and efforts on detecting and treating patients believed to have been exposed to COVID-19.
We're Open Colorado: Sage Affordable Tutoring offers free PSAT and SAT classes
Many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them while the coronavirus pandemic continues. News5 is highlighting these local businesses in We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to showcasing local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
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