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5 Things You Need To Know - October 20, 2020

Finalized guidelines for initial reopening of Colorado restaurants for dine-in options unveiled
Steve Shugart Westcliffe
Debate commission adopts new rules to mute mics
Posted at 6:06 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 08:06:42-04

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

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Climbing cases could further restrict restaurant capacity as winter approaches

More coronavirus cases in southern Colorado could mean more restrictions on places like restaurants, which are already at limited capacity. El Paso County is currently in the Safer at Home Level 1 - Cautious stage. However, public health said the local disease burden has "steeply increased." On Monday, El Paso County hit two weeks of exceeding the incidence rate for Level 1, in addition to the positivity rate increasing.
Here's how you can help firefighters and fire victims across the state

As firefighters continue to battle the many wildfires burning throughout our state, News5 is taking a look at the many ways you can help the fire effort. According to the Red Cross, more than 100 disaster workers are working around the clock to make sure people have food, a safe place to stay, relief supplies and a shoulder to lean on. The fire has also caused a great need for temporary housing and transportation of animals.
Mild and breezy today with a big drop in temps by Friday!

Today is going to be a really nice fall day across southern Colorado. We'll struggle to warm up in Pueblo and areas east after the very cold morning, especially with the cloud cover which could be heavy at times. We'll be breezy today but there are no red flag warnings in our region.
Debate commission adopts new rules to mute mics

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics. The 90-minute debate is divided into six 15-minute segments, with each candidate granted two minutes to deliver uninterrupted remarks before proceeding to an open debate.
Your Guide to the 2020 Election

Election Day is exactly two weeks away 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. Just click the link above to visit our guide.
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