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The omicron surge's likely peak last week does not change the crisis facing Colorado's front-line health providers, the head of an emergency physicians group said Friday, and he called Gov. Jared Polis's comments to Colorado Public Radio about the pandemic "shocking" and a "smack" to providers statewide.

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A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron surge began sweeping through the state, so health insurance was likely not on many people’s minds when the regular enrollment period for the state’s health insurance marketplace ended Saturday. But now, because of those twin emergencies, everyone in the state will get another chance to sign up.

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Colorado's rollout of free KN95 and surgical-grade masks got off to a bumpy start Wednesday, with many residents going to handout sites only to be told that their public library or community center wasn't handing out masks.

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A month after it began, Colorado's omicron wave has likely peaked, officials told the state Board of Health on Wednesday, as case and positivity rates fall and hospitalizations show signs of plateauing.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.

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A federal judge in Colorado threw out a lawsuit from two service members seeking to halt the "forcible inoculation" of military employees and prevent the U.S. Department of Defense from requiring vaccinations for people who already contracted COVID-19.

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Colorado hospitals and officials are preparing for COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue to surge in the coming days, a top state health official said Wednesday. Though a peak may be approaching and overall capacity remains stable, hospital officials warn they're still facing a critical crush of patients.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eli Bremer tested positive for COVID-19 and plans to cancel in-person campaigning until he meets medical guidelines to resume public appearances, his campaign said Tuesday.

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The omicron variant's unprecedented surge is straining Colorado's already exhausted health care workforce, and a physician who helped write hospitals' emergency triage plans late last year said Friday the state would benefit from enacting them now.

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The public will not know the identities of the University of Colorado medical staff and students who are challenging the institution's vaccination policy, after a federal judge acknowledged a hostile climate exists toward people who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Most Colorado school districts are bringing students back to the classroom this week as scheduled, even as the state reports a record number of COVID cases. They’re also bracing for staffing shortages and asking families to be flexible, patient, and prepared.

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It’s not like teachers had it made before the pandemic. We saw them marching around the Capitol in 2018, then some of them booed the governor, John Hickenlooper, while he tried to support them in a lunchtime speech.

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Nick Muerdter never set out to be a hero. He did what he always does with a warm heart for others. He took a complex problem and delivered a simple solution, which gave older Coloradans one less thing to worry about when trying to find a life-saving vaccination.

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike.

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COVID-19 infections in Colorado spiked in the days around Christmas, with the biggest single-day new cases reported since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic: than 10,000, signaling again the rapidly spreading nature of the most recent omicron variant of the virus.

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In the span of a few weeks, the omicron variant moved into Colorado and now accounts for as many as half of the state's recent COVID-19 cases.

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The rapid rise in COVID-19 positivity over the past week is knocking the flattened performing-arts industry right back to the canvas before it even had a fighting chance to get back on its knees. But the emotional impact might turn out to be even worse than the economic impact, Arvada Center CEO Philip Sneed said today.