Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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New COVID-19 modeling data predicts Colorado will exceed April peak hospitalizations in a few months
New COVID-19 modeling data predicts the state of Colorado will exceed the April peak in hospitalizations within the next few months if Coloradans don’t act quickly to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The projection, which was released Friday evening by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado School of Public Health, warned the window to improve transmission control of the virus should happen over the next several weeks, otherwise we would see a stress in critical care capacity across the state.
One week until Election Day
There is one week left until it is Election Day. Colorado voters are advised to drop their ballots off at one of the nearly 400 drop boxes across the state or to vote at a polling place to ensure their votes are counted. Mail ballots that are not received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 will not be counted. More than 1.6 million Coloradans have already voted as of Monday morning.
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 the link above for our Election Guide.
Extreme cold this morning with periods of rain & snow on Wednesday
We have extreme cold across southern Colorado so far this morning, and we're barely going to warm up through the day. The winds will stay light and the sun will be out, so we're expecting most of the roads to see at least some snowmelt. Overnight we'll be cold and cloudy with a re-freeze likely on any wet, untreated pavement.
New COVID-19 testing site in Fountain
The City of Fountain Fire Department has teamed up with El Paso County Public Health to provide a COVID-19 test site for the Fountain area. The test site will be at Fountain Fire Station #1, located at 811 N. Santa Fe Ave. Starting today, the site will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Conservatives now hold a decisive edge on the Supreme Court after the Senate voted in a near party-line vote on Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the highest court in the US. Republican-nominated justices hold a 6-3 advantage on the Supreme Court, three of whom are appointees of President Donald Trump.
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