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5 Things You Need To Know - November 2, 2020

Bar owers worried with tightening restrictions
Showdown over mail-in ballots heating up ahead general election
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Posted at 6:22 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 08:22:09-05

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

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El Paso County bar owners worried about tightening restrictions

With El Paso County moving back to Safer at Home Level 2 restrictions this Wednesday, part of that will mean bars can no longer be open. There is one caveat. Many bar owners say they’ve been able to obtain licenses classifying their businesses as a restaurant, allowing them to stay open if they serve food.

El Paso County will move back to Safer at Home Level 2 starting Wednesday, Nov. 4, which will force bars to close and impact capacity limits.
Expect delays in results: Why it takes longer to count mail-in ballots

Over 93 million votes have already been cast in this year's presidential election, and it is projected that that number could hit 100 million by Tuesday's election. Meanwhile, experts are predicting a delay in results, leaving many voters wondering why it takes longer to count mail-in votes, and what happens if there's a discrepancy?
Get ready for a stunning week of weather!

The weather is going to be pretty simple today: sunny and nice! The skies will be clear and the winds will stay light. Temperatures will climb into the 70s during the afternoon and 30s to 40s overnight.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week

With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. Click the link above for more on El Paso County's move on the state's COVID-19 dial and other updates from over the week.
Election Day is tomorrow

Tomorrow is Election Day and News5 is helping you prepare for Election 2020 with guides to find out what's on the ballot, what it means to you, and where to deliver your ballot across the region. Click here for our Election Guide.
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