COLORADO SPRINGS — Gov. Jared Polis is providing an update on the state's response to COVID-19 Friday morning.
News5 will be airing this conference scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. on 5.2 and our digital platforms.
The governor said the state is seeing an upward trend of cases and 200 current hospitalizations, the most since Aug. 9.
The total number of patients in Colorado currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 today rose to 200 for the first time since August 9.— Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (@CDPHE) October 2, 2020
This increase in hospitalizations follows a large increase in cases that began in mid-September.https://t.co/ql0DIdcYE3 pic.twitter.com/69YpFUNkjL
This press conference follows Polis' announcement Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of school enrollment for all students.
"There is a real benefit for kids to have a structured routine. They do best when they know what to expect each day and the school has those benefits," said Dr. Chris Rogers, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, who works at the Medical Center of Aurora. "While there continues to be a steep learning curve for many to adapt to online learning, an even bigger obstacle is the stress and trauma of dealing with all the losses presented by this pandemic."
Polis continues to stress the importance of enrolling students in online programs. He said that upper grades are seeing low attendance and engagement. "We need to make sure every school district has the tools they need," he said.
He commented on this again Friday and encouraged parents to look into schooling options due to the importance of students engaging.
The governor commented on President Trump's positive COVID-19