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5 Things You Need To Know - March 27, 2020

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Posted at 6:11 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 08:11:12-04

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

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Colorado AG warns of new COVID-19 scams

While we are all doing our part to slow down the spread of the virus here in Colorado, scammers are only ramping up their attacks. Through your phone, your emails, and even when you're doing that online shopping, crooks are looking to cash in with new tactics.
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Early release of El Paso County Jail inmates discussed

Like everyone else, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is trying to limit contact between people, especially with two deputies testing positive for coronavirus. The ACLU has requested the state release certain inmates early to help limit the spread of the virus. On Thursday, the topic of releasing inmates early was discussed during an emergency meeting for the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.
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Red Flag Warnings today before light snow overnight

More wind and low humidity through the daytime will prompt Red Flag Warnings and high fire danger, with light rain and snow overnight. The strongest wind gusts will come in the afternoon and likely in and around the Wet to Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
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What Colorado's stay-at-home order means to you

Gov. Jared Polis announced on Wednesday that he has issued a statewide stay-at-home order that is now in effect through April 11. On Thursday, Polis updated the order, allowing houses of worship to remain open as long as they practice extreme social distancing or use electronic platforms.
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We're Open Colorado: Axe and the Oak Distillery creates hand sanitizer

Axe and the Oak Distillery is working to create hand sanitizer to meet the growing need. The distillery's plan is to donate quite a bit of the soon-to-be-produced hand sanitizer to organizations such as hospitals and first responders. They also plan to sell the new product to local businesses that require it.
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