Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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More than 100 jobs cut at USOPC
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has cut more than 100 jobs due to COVID-19. According to a message from USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland obtained by News5, the organization notified 51 team members on Thursday their positions were eliminated, and another 33 learned they were being furloughed. Another 23 temporary workers had their assignments ended, and 32 were offered reassignments to new roles.
Two employees at Safeway on South Murray Blvd. test positive for COVID-19
Two employees at a Colorado Springs Safeway have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the El Paso County Department of Health. The health department said the two employees worked at the Safeway on 1425 S. Murray Blvd. EPCDH does not consider this an outbreak as it is not "three or more cases," but the department does say that anyone who visited this location in the past week should monitor their symptoms.
Warmer and windy with elevated to high fire danger
We're going to be warmer and windier today across the region with high fire danger expected back across the mountains and southern I-25 corridor. Highs will warm back into the 80s with daytime wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range. Overnight the winds will lighten up and we'll see lows drop into the 40s.
USPS facility that handles mail for all of Colorado ordered to close due to COVID-19 outbreak
A U.S. Postal Service facility that handles mail for all of Colorado and Wyoming was ordered to close Thursday by the City of Denver due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus inside its premises. The USPS distribution center at 7550 E. 53rd Place was found to have at least five confirmed cases of the new virus by the state of Colorado. The order to close comes a day after the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) visited the distribution facility in which “minimal observations” were made by city health investigators.
We're Open Colorado: COSILOVEYOU working to provide free meals to healthcare workers
COSILOVEYOU is partnering with several Springs local churches to start providing free food truck meals to our healthcare workers throughout the summer of 2020. COSILOVEYOU is working with its 45 churches to provide the funds necessary to support the initiative. According to the non-profit, the initiative will work to feed the multiple hospitals once a week.
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