COLORADO SPRINGS — With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, here is a review and preview of what is going on in Southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus:
Stricter COVID-19 prevention measures in El Paso County, Colorado started Wednesday. It is Level 2 Safer at Home with the color code yellow.
The change means no groups of more than ten and only from two households. Most non-essential public places have to stay below 50% capacity; for fitness centers it is 25% and bars close. El Paso County has all details listed online.
District 49 officials announced Friday it would move students back to remote learning for the rest of the fall semester due to the increase of COVID-19 cases locally.
The district said there has been 35 confirmed cases among students and staff with two-thirds of the school district in precautionary quarantines.
The service academy game between Air Force and Army scheduled for Saturday at West Point, New York, was postponed Thursday due to an increase in COVID-19 cases at the Air Force Academy and the surrounding community.
The Falcons can win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy with a win over Army. Air Force began the round-robin competition between the service academies with a 40-7 win over Navy on Oct. 3.
The winning academy goes to the White House to receive the coveted trophy from the President.
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday announced his state budget proposal for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year, calling for a restoration of some reductions made in the current budget, an economic stimulus plan to help Coloradans recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and a savings plan to prepare for budget shortfalls in the years ahead.
The restorations include more funding for education and state pension plans, and funding to ensure COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment and support for local public health agencies.
More than 800,000 women have left the workforce during the pandemic.
Monday, Patrick Nelson will speak with a Colorado Springs woman who left her career to take care of her three kids. He'll also speak with experts about the impact of women leaving the workforce.
Then on Tuesday, we will continue to help raise money for veterans in southern Colorado. Rob Quirk will be hosting the Pledge for Patriots, a telethon that will support the Mt. Carmel Veteran's Service Center.
Then Wednesday is Veterans Day.
This year is obviously different due to the pandemic. There aren't any parades but we'll show you how folks are still saying thanks to our heroes.
On Thursday, Patrick Nelson will speak with a local veteran who lost her husband to cancer five years ago. She decided to try online dating but made some mistakes that led her to being victimized in a romance scam. She's telling her story to protect others who may be looking online for love as well.
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