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5 Things You Need To Know - October 30, 2020

Colorado COVID-19 Dial
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Juniper Valley Ranch
Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 08:36:26-04

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

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Pueblo's 2-week curfew begins tonight

Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar announced two new directives Thursday morning, including a two-week curfew that goes into effect Friday night to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The curfew begins tonight at 10 p.m. for each night through Nov. 13. For more on enforcement, click the link above.
El Paso County Health to meet with state to discuss status on COVID-19 dial

County officials urged residents last week to follow COVID-19 guidelines or face further restrictions due to the rising number of cases. Today, health officials will meet with the Colorado Department of Public Health to discuss the county's updated mitigation plan that was submitted and review case numbers to see if those efforts are working. As of Friday morning, the El Paso County Health Department's data states we are seeing 278.6 cases per 100,000 people and a 6.94% positivity rate. To learn how a county's restrictions are determined on Colorado's COVID-19 dial, click here.
Gorgeous today and a scary nice Halloween Saturday!

If you liked yesterday's forecast, today's should be similar but better! We're going to be a few degrees warmer this afternoon with a light daytime breeze and sunny skies. Overnight we'll stay breezy with clear but bright skies from a full moon. Halloween should be pretty nice across southern Colorado, even as a cold front pushes across the state!
Family-owned Juniper Valley Ranch restaurant thrives in pandemic

As we work to rebound from the pandemic, we’re taking you to a family restaurant off Highway 115, where in their nearly 70 years of business, they’ve seen their times of change. Juniper Valley Ranch has been open since the 1950s and is currently being run by the fourth generation of the homesteading family. They’ve learned to navigate the changes the pandemic has brought us while staying true to their roots.
El Paso County Sheriff: 64 more inmates test positive for COVID-19

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has updated information on an outbreak at the county jail. As of Thursday, another 64 inmates have now tested positive for COVID-19, with an additional eight testing positive earlier this week.

Accordingly, the sheriff's office states "we will be making significant adjustments to how we operate the facility to combat this outbreak. We will test and care for every employee and inmate, and provide the safest facility possible under these rapidly evolving conditions."
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