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5 Things You Need To Know - November 11, 2020

Pueblo officials don't rule out tightening restrictions if COVID-19 numbers keep rising
Pikes Peak
District 70
Posted at 6:15 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 08:15:27-05

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

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Pueblo County could be moving to a stricter safer at home level

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified the Pueblo County Department of Public Health it could be moving to a more restrictive level by the end of this week on the state's COVID-19 dial if the trend of cases continues to increase. If the state moves Pueblo County to a more restrictive level, the county could lose its variances, which could result in the closure of some businesses. Other businesses may have further limits or restrictions on capacity.
Where to enjoy Veterans Day deals, events in southern Colorado

This Veterans Day may look different due to the pandemic, but the appreciation remains for those who have served our country. News5 has put together a list of places with deals for Veterans Day and events taking place to honor our local veterans.
Sunny and mild with a stronger daytime breeze

We're looking at a beautiful day across southern Colorado! The only thing that might make it not comfortable is a stronger wind in the afternoon. Temperatures will be below average again today, but under the sunshine it should still feel comfortable.
D70 to discuss future of in-person learning at Wednesday meeting

Pueblo School District 70 will have a meeting today to discuss the future of in-person learning. This action comes following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County. The district said more than half of its schools have had to close at some point this year due to COVID-19 exposures or investigations. There have been positive COVID-19 cases in the district, but there were no transmissions to others or outbreaks at the schools.
Two sheriff's office employees hospitalized, over 900 inmates with COVID-19

As the El Paso County Sheriff's Office sees more cases of COVID-19 spread throughout the jail, two employees have been hospitalized due to the virus. The sheriff's office confirmed to News5 Tuesday that two employees are currently in the hospital. The latest numbers from the sheriff's office state there are currently 73 staff and 911 inmates with lab-confirmed cases as of Monday.
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