Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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Colorado releases draft guidelines for restaurants, bars to begin reopening; feedback sought
Colorado released the draft guidelines for restaurants, bars and cafes to begin reopening Tuesday – which shows the standards those eateries will have to meet in order to begin reopening and focuses on implementing outdoor seating and limiting interactions. Owners and managers of restaurants and other stakeholders will have through Friday to give feedback to the state on the draft guidelines through a form.
El Paso County Health reports 3 more COVID-19 outbreaks
The El Paso County Health Department is reporting three more outbreaks of COVID-19, bringing the total number of outbreaks reported in the county this week to five. Health officials announced three additional locations in the county with positive cases: McDonald's at 535 Airport Creek Point, Springs Fabrication at 850 Aeroplaza Drive and Cheyenne Mountain Care Center at 835 Tenderfoot Hill Road.
Very strong winds with scattered severe storms
It's going to be another busy day across southern Colorado with extremely high fire danger, lots of wind, and strong to severe storms across the eastern plains. The winds will be gusting into the 30 to 40 mph range this afternoon across the mountains and the plains, keeping Red Flag Warnings in place through the evening. Severe storm potential remains greatest across the eastern plains from the afternoon to the early evening.
Pandemic precautions at jail explained
News5 took a closer look at two new motions filed by accused murderer Letecia Stauch's defense team, which make certain claims about how the judicial process is being impacted by the pandemic. One of the motions asked for Stauch's upcoming hearings to be delayed, and the other requested video visitation access or for her to be released on bond.
We're Open Colorado: Local breweries join massive Colorado Strong initiative
Several local breweries are participating in the statewide Colorado Strong initiative which is dedicated to raising funds to aid those who are being impacted by the current crisis. Breweries across the state are brewing the Colorado Strong Pale Ale and donating a portion to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation that will then distribute the money to those that need it.
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