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5 Things You Need To Know - March 26, 2020

Grass fire near Cheyenne Mountain
Posted at 5:59 AM, Mar 26, 2020

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

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Governor Jared Polis issues stay-at-home order for Colorado

A stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Jared Polis is in effect starting today and lasting through April 11. Polis said all of the state's more than 5.7 million residents should only interact with people in their own households and should only leave their homes for essentials, such as groceries and medical care. If you do not comply with the order, you could be fined up to $1,000 or face jail time for up to one year.
In-depth: What's in the $2 trillion stimulus package?

Senate leaders have struck a deal and agreed to a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package---the largest in U.S. History. The bill hopes to limit the affects from this ongoing pandemic. People have lost their jobs, businesses are closed and finding new employment has been difficult for some job seekers. Here's a breakdown of what is in the package.
Extreme fire danger and dangerous wind gusts near the southern mountains

Another critical day for fire danger with very low humidity and strong winds through the afternoon in particular. We also have wind warnings in place across the southern mountains and I-25 corridor due to wind gusts in the 50 to 70 mph range later today.
Crews continue to battle grass fire near Cheyenne Mountain State Park

The Colorado Springs Fire Department continues to battle a 50-acre grass fire near Cheyenne Mountain State Park this morning. CSFD said there will be more firefighters, one dozer, one helicopter and one airtanker. Today will be another Red Flag Warning day, creating an environment in which fires can catch and spread quickly.
Senate coronavirus stimulus bill passes after days of wrangling

A bill that will give many Americans a $1,200 check in the upcoming days finally got the green light from the US Senate late Wednesday after days of wrangling between the two parties. All 96 senators present voted in favor of the legislation, marking a coveted moment of bipartisanship in Washington.
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