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

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Posted at 10:03 PM, Aug 10, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — With some 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

Polis: Colorado doing better than most, but not well enough

As we continue to work to try and flatten the curve, we're seeing the impact of the mandatory mask order and the "Last Call" order that were implemented weeks back.

Hospitalizations are down and the infection rate remains below five percent. We are however still seeing more deaths directly linked to COVID and continue to average around 400 cases per day. As a result, Gov. Polis has amended and extended the "Protect Our Neighbors" order for another 30 days.

CHSAA moving contact sports to new year, creating 4 seasons and shortened schedules for 2020-21

High school athletics will be split into four seasons and sports teams’ schedules will be shortened under the calendar for the year released Tuesday by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Contact sports, including football, girls volleyball and others, have been moved to later in the year, while boys golf, softball, boys tennis and cross country will all take place this fall as originally scheduled – the “A” season.

There will be a nearly three-month moratorium on high school athletics and activities from Oct. 18 to Jan. 3, as CHSAA said that the state is predicting “a likely resurgence of COVID-19 cases in late fall.”

Find your district's Back to School plan in response to COVID-19

Local school districts continue to adjust their back to school plans.

Two of the largest in Colorado Springs, D20 and D11, are moving to primarily online learning with limited in-person classes at least through the first month of fall.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum wants your COVID-19 stories

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum needs your help.

It's trying to collect people's COVID-19 stories to preserve what's happened during this time for future generations.

The latest collection is part of The Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A-Z, and it's going to be completely virtual.

The Preview

The Rebound

On Tuesday, we resume our Rebound series as we work to come back from the pandemic in southern Colorado.

Patrick Nelson is talking with experts about reassurance calls and making connections, especially with our senior citizens. He'll tell you how reaching out can make a big difference during these trying times.

Memorial service for Gannon Stauch

This coming Friday, a memorial service will be held for Gannon Stauch.

The 11-year-old was murdered earlier this year and his stepmother is behind bars after being accused of the crime.

Restoration Church is holding the event online and the community is encouraged to take part.


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