Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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Stauch defense team asks to delay preliminary hearings due to COVID-19
According to court documents, the defense team for Letecia Stauch filed a motion on Monday to try and delay her upcoming hearings due to COVID-19. Right now, Stauch's preliminary hearing and proof-evident presumption great hearing are scheduled for June 5 and 8. Another motion filed on Monday requests video visitations with Stauch be granted, or that she is released on bond.
While restaurants plan for reopening, bars are left in limbo
In a press conference on Monday, Gov. Jared Polis addressed ways restaurants can start thinking about reopening, but he did not mention when or how bars may begin that process. Polis said his office is working on drafting guidance for restaurants, and will be accepting comments on those guidelines from customers, cities, and restaurants in the coming days
Hot with high fire danger and strong to severe thunderstorms in the evening
Fire danger is high, the heat is back, and thunderstorms could be strong to severe in the evening. We're going to be about as hot as Monday, if not hotter, for most places in southern Colorado. Storms that develop later today and tonight will have the ability to grow strong to severe, with very strong winds and quarter size hail as the main storm threats.
Three Colorado Springs Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19
The El Paso County Health department confirmed to News 5 that three employees at the Walmart on Space Center Drive in Colorado Springs have tested postive for COVID-19. EPCH says they considered this an outbreak, which is defined as two or more confirmed cases within 14 days. Out of an abundance of caution, Public Health is alerting anyone who may have been at this Walmart location between May 8 and May 13.
Colorado's unemployment filing system potentially exposed private data of some people
The state’s computer system for unemployment filings last week potentially exposed the private data of some Coloradans who had filed for federal unemployment benefits. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said that the unauthorized access was fixed within an hour of it being identified on Saturday by a vendor the state is working with, Deloitte, on its computer system for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits.
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