Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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El Paso County to submit mitigation plan this week or face further restrictions
El Paso County officials announced Friday the county has one week to submit a COVID-19 mitigation plan to the state health department and if it is not approved, the county will see further restrictions. The county's status on the state's COVID-19 dial is at risk due to the rising numbers of COVID-19. As of this morning, El Paso County Health's data states the county has seen 252.5 positive cases per 100,000 people in a two-week period with a 6.24% positivity rate.
Periods of snow, some of it heavy, and dangerous cold linger today
The forecast today and tonight is all about two things: snow and dangerous cold. Snow will be heaviest in the first half of the day, especially in the mountains and areas south of El Paso County. Snow will generally weaken to lighter snow showers and flurries by this evening, with dry skies expected by midnight.
Senate Republicans expected to complete SCOTUS confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett on Monday
With just eight days until election day and despite attempts at parliamentary roadblocks by Democrats, Senate Republicans are expected to easily confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday. On Sunday afternoon, the Senate voted 51-48 to advance Barrett's confirmation, which opened a final 30 hours of Senate debate.
Winter weather: School Closings and Delays
Snow started falling yesterday across southern Colorado and has only gotten worse through the overnight hours. News5 is keeping track of all the closings and delays that are rolling in this morning.
VOTE: Friday Football Fever Game of the Week for 10/30
It's time to vote for our Friday Football Fever Game of the Week for Week 4 (10/30). We're taking votes for which game the Friday Football Fever crew will lead off the show! Show your home team spirit and let us know where you would like to see us! Voting begins each week on Sunday and wraps up on Wednesday evening.
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