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The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 07:55:41-05

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:

The Review

Pueblo first responders receive first doses of Moderna vaccines

Several first responders received one of two doses of the Moderna vaccine Wednesday, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the green light earlier this week to begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Americans age 18 and older with inoculations using Moderna’s version of the vaccine begin Monday morning.

TSA screens record-high number of travelers ahead of Christmas holiday

Despite pleas from federal and local leaders to stay home for the holidays and keep gatherings to household members, the TSA screened nearly 1.2 million travelers Wednesday, a record high during the pandemic.

According to TSA reports, 1,191,123 people were screened at TSA checkpoints at the country’s airports on December 23. This is the highest number of travelers since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic and fears about spreading the deadly virus slowed down travel.

Congress reaches agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 relief package

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced on Twitter Thursday the House and Senate have sent the bipartisan COVID relief bill to President Donald Trump to sign. The announcement comes after efforts to quickly increase direct payments from $600 to $2,000 in the stimulus bill initially seemed to have failed to move forward Thursday.

The package includes up to $600 payments to individuals, in addition to supplemental jobless benefits, help for small businesses and a moratorium on evictions.

Data shows active outbreak at Colorado Spring In-N-Out with 60 positive staff cases

The latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows an active outbreak at the Colorado Springs In-N-Out location with 60 staff members who have tested positive so far.

The state's website was last updated Wednesday, reporting 60 employees have tested positive with nine people who are considered probable cases. According to the health department, this was determined to be an outbreak on Dec. 6.

The Preview

As we enter the final days of 2020, we'll be reviewing some of the key moments that shaped our community this year. All of our lives changed in some way shape or form in 2020 and we're taking a look back at it all from the pandemic, to protests and this year's election.

We'll also look ahead to what's changing in 2021 from new laws going into effect, to the balance of power in government of all levels.

As we continue to rebound from the pandemic, our Elizabeth Watts introduces us to a local basketball team Tuesday trying to start their season safely and in line with COVID guidelines.

With The Rebound Colorado, News5's team will be here to answer your questions, bringing you expert advice to balance the books, pay the bills, and rebuild savings accounts. E-mail us any time at with your suggestions, feedback, frustrations, ideas, suggestions, and anything else you need.

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