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Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as the Colorado Springs, Colo., rescue mission sets up an isolation shelter for homeless people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or who are discharged from hospitals after having been treated for it. The shelter, which opens Wednesday night, will hold up to 100 people. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado buys millions of masks, gloves as virus surge nears

BY The Associated Press

April 2, 2020
Colordo Gov. Jard Polis talks about medical supplies needed in the state during a news conference as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus Monday, March 30, 2020, in Centennial, Colo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rate of coronavirus spread slows with eatery, bar closures

BY The Associated Press

March 30, 2020
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing at a laboratory in New York's Long Island. A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found. John Minchillo

Colorado activates 2-1-1 for COVID-19 resources

BY Michael Karlik

March 27, 2020
Jennifer Wittlin prepares for dinner take-out orders at Big King on terriWednesday, March 25, 2020, in Providence, R.I. Owner James Mark said pushing to restart the economy before the health crisis is over would put businesses like his in a terrible position. As things are now, there's some leverage for small businesses to negotiate with landlords or banks over rents, mortgages and debt payments. If things reopened while coronavirus was still making its way through the community, he'd be under pressure to put his staff and customers at risk to pay those bills. David Goldman, Associated Press

61,000 unemployment claims filed in first four days of week

BY Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics

March 27, 2020
Colorado National Guard medical personnel perform coronavirus test on a motorist at a drive-thru testing site outside the Denver Coliseum Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Denver. Officials planned to administer 150 tests but the line of vehicles wrapped around three city blocks. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado unemployment claims soar 737% amid virus shutdown

BY James Anderson and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press

March 26, 2020