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5 Things You Need To Know - May 27, 2020

Dining out during a pandemic
Westcliffe Sangre De Cristos
CBI says home of Suzanne Morphew released back to family
Rocky Mountain National Park
Posted at 6:26 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:26:11-04

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

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Dining out during a pandemic: Restaurant changes made for customers and patrons

Beginning today, restaurants may offer dine-in services of 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is the least. The state-issued guidance encourages restaurants to seat guests outdoors and utilize patio space. News5 went to Edelweiss Restaurant, which has been open since Sunday, to learn more about what changes customers can expect.
State issues draft guidance on how schools can safely reopen this fall

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) issued draft guidance Tuesday on how schools can safely open in the fall. The department said the initial guidance will be adjusted over the summer as feedback is received and the COVID-19 situation evolves. The CDE said it has set up a toolkit for schools and districts to help effectively manage the new protocols and priorities for the school year.
Storms are possible today, tonight mainly over the mountains and I-25 corridor

Storm chances today are pretty high west of I-25, but overnight a cold front might bring more widespread rain to the I-25 corridor. Severe chances are low today over the region, but we'll need to monitor the burn scars for flooding potential. Overnight any rain will dry up by or just after midnight.
CBI says home of Suzanne Morphew released back to family

The home of Suzanne Morphew was released back to the family Tuesday about a week after investigators took custody of the property as part of the investigation into her disappearance. Morphew, 49, went missing from the Maysville area in Chaffee County on May 10. A neighbor called 911 that same day to report that Morphew had gone for a bike ride and never returned
Rocky Mountain National Park will begin its reopening phase Wednesday

Rocky Mountain National Park, the most popular National Park in Colorado, announced more details Tuesday morning about its phased reopening, which begins on Wednesday. RMNP will reopen with limited services, per guidance from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health officials, park officials said. The park closed to all visitors on March 20.
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