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Latest COVID-19 update in Colorado: Gov. Polis says 108 new cases among students

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 18:45:13-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Gov. Jared Polis provided a COVID-19 update early Thursday afternoon.

He relayed student cases of COVID-19 have increased. Polis notes around 108 new cases due to young students celebrating graduations in big gatherings. These individuals are also the ones with service industry and retail positions. He urges everyone to continue to wear masks and limit interactions.

Colorado does not have statistics or exact numbers of people from protests that have contracted the virus, but more information will come out in the next week.

"We have created the pathway to Protect Our Neighbors. Coloradans deserve the freedom to economic recovery."

In some areas, there are still mask requirements. For most Coloradans, it is a choice. Polis says it is a personal responsibility to stop the spread of the pandemic along with reopening businesses to boost the economy. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and staying home when you are sick will help stop the outbreaks.

Governor Polis hopes to welcome the Rockies back to the field around mid-July once the owners can come to an agreement.

This morning the Supreme Court made a decision to lift the specter for deportation. Gov. Polis agreed with this decision, and he wants there to be easier ways more immigrants that live among us to become citizens.