Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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UCHealth warns of growing COVID-19 admissions
A growing number of patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19 are filling hospital beds in Colorado Springs. Dr. David Steinbruner, the medical director of UCHealth Memorial Hospital told reporters Thursday that his hospital is extremely full. Admissions of new COVID patients this week are well above levels previously set in March and April when the virus was first identified in the community.
Pueblo County moving into "high risk" on state dial Saturday
Pueblo County Department of Public Health officials announced Thursday the county would be moving into the "high risk" level on the state COVID-19 dial Saturday. Earlier this week, the county health department was notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of the pending move to a more restrictive level on the COVID-19 dial. The county will be in Safer At Home Orange effective at 5 p.m. Saturday. The mayor also extended the curfew beginning at 10 p.m. today and will be active until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27.
High fire danger today followed by extremely strong winds Saturday
Today is going to be windy for those of you south of Pueblo and in the mountains, but nowhere near as windy as Saturday. We have Red Flag Warnings in effect in Heurfano and Las Animas counties till 5 pm tonight for high fire danger.
El Paso County to move to Safer at Home Level 3 restrictions on Friday
By 5 p.m. today, El Paso will officially be in Safer at Home: Level 3 on the state COVID-19 dial. 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.
From furlough to fried dough: Happy Hour Donuts is on the rise
Creative connoisseurs Gabby and Ryan Main may have been furloughed from their regular jobs, but that hasn't stopped them from working tirelessly to bring Colorado Springs a new type of tasty treat. In what can only be called a beautiful marriage of morning routine and after-hours relaxation, Happy Hour Donuts was born by combining tasty fried treats with a variety of booze.
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