Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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Colorado releases draft guidelines for restaurants to possibly avoid some COVID-19 restrictions
Colorado health officials Friday released draft guidelines that could give businesses, including restaurants, the opportunity to avoid certain COVID-19 restrictions if they are certified through their local health agency.
The so-called "5 Star" program is currently underway as a pilot program in Mesa County, which is among the more than dozen Colorado counties on Level Red of the state COVID-19 dial.
Gov. Polis, First Gentleman test positive for COVID-19
Gov. Jared Polis announced via social media Saturday night that both he and First Gentleman Marlon Reis have tested positive for COVID-19. The statement released by Polis said both he and Reis are asymptomatic and feeling well. They will continue to isolate at their home.
The governor's office announced Wednesday night that Polis would be quarantining after learning he was exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.
Frigid morning but a nice afternoon on Monday in southern Colorado
A cold and clear night allowed for morning temperatures to drop very low, to the teens and 20s. This afternoon we will have sunshine and warming conditions, with highs trending about 10 degrees above average. Click the link above for a look at the full forecast.
Biden expected to announce diverse picks for economic team in coming days
President-elect Joe Biden is expected in the coming days to name several of his most senior economic advisers. The group includes liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations. Biden is placing a premium on diversity in his selection of Cabinet nominees and key advisers.
Moderna to file for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna says that it will file for Emergency Use Authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate after a primary efficacy analysis showed it to be 94% effective in preventing the virus.
In a press release on Monday, Moderna said that a primary efficacy study of its vaccine candidate showed it to be 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection and that no participants who received the vaccine developed a severe case of the virus.
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