Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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El Paso County to move to Safer at Home Level 3 restrictions on Friday
El Paso is moving to Safer at Home: Level 3 on the state COVID-19 dial this Friday. Level 3 is also Level Orange. According to the county, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified the county of this Wednesday. The move follows recent increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations. The CDPHE has given the county until 5 p.m. Friday to implement necessary changes.
CSU-Pueblo will host all CHSAA football championship games
CSU-Pueblo will host all seven state football championship games next month, marking the first time all games are being played in one place. In order to have the championships at CSU-Pueblo, a variance had to be approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to allow 1,400 people in the stadium — about 15% of its capacity. More safety measures are included in that variance, including color-coded tickets to direct people where to go and designated parking, restrooms and concessions for guests.
Cooler with dry skies and sunshine today
We're looking at a COLD start to the day and we won't get a whole lot warmer in the afternoon. A weak cold front will make it breezy today and keep highs about 1 to 3 degrees colder than Wednesday. We'll be sunny today with clear and cold conditions tonight.
Ski Report: More ski areas opening ahead of a fresh powder weekend
Several rounds of snow in the past week and colder weather is allowing for many Colorado ski and snowboard areas to open this week. Loveland Ski Area has its opening day Wednesday. Arapahoe Basin opened on Monday, November 9th. Up next is Breckenridge on Friday, November 13th. Friday skiing will be clear and dry, with the warmest temperatures of the weekend in the 30s and 40s.
D11 will move to remote learning after Thanksgiving
Colorado Springs School District 11 announced Wednesday that students will move to remote learning following the Thanksgiving break. In a release, the district said "with an increasing rate of transmission, along with staff and students who have either tested positive or are now in quarantine, it has become unsustainable for us to continue in our hybrid and in-person models."
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