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Stay-at-home orders create crisis for those without home

Brandy Sims just wants to take a shower. “A woman wants to keep clean,” said Sims, 41. “I'd go without food if I could just wash my hair.” She and her husband have been sleeping in their car …
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Tri-County Health Department warns about use of unapproved medications

The Tri-County Health Department has issued a statement that warns residents not to use chloroquine phosphate, or anything a health care provider does not prescribe, as a COVID-19 remedy. It could …

Help available for families in need

Colorado families who have encountered economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for assistance. Families can apply for the Colorado Works County Emergency Disaster Program …

Colorado stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Colorado's steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 appear to be paying off, but the statewide stay-at-home order will likely be extended past its initial expiration date of April 11, Gov. Jared Polis …

Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy tests positive for COVID-19

An Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputy has tested positive for COVID-19, the office announced in a March 27 news release. “The deputy is being supported and resources are available to the …

Major disaster declaration approved for Colorado

The federal government approved a major disaster declaration for the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, the governor's office announced March 28. The declaration allows Colorado to receive assistance …
Education
Sarah Kinney passes out meals at East Elementary on March 23. Littleton Public Schools plans to keep distributing free breakfasts and lunches to all kids 18 and under for the foreseeable future.
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Littleton Public Schools to expand free meals for kids program

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Littleton Public Schools will keep feeding hungry kids. The district will keep providing grab-and-go breakfasts for anyone under 18 at no charge for the foreseeable …

Littleton Public Schools scrambling to go online

March 12 was supposed to be the opening night of "Guys and Dolls" at Heritage High School. Lillian Fuglei, a junior, was on run crew — the black-clad kids who swap out props and sets between …

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for …

Littleton Public Schools closed until at least March 30

Littleton Public Schools will close for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district announced March 12. School was scheduled to be in session through the end of March 13, …

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: …
Business
Austin Adamson, co-owner and distiller at Lakewood distillery Ballmer Peak, adjusts the equipment that distills ethanol to be made into hand sanitizer. "This is an effort to get more hand sanitizer to the people who want it and calm some of the panic," Adamson said..

Distilleries lend a hand to meet demand

Around the time a national increase in COVID-19 cases began leading to product shortages, Spring44 Distilling in Loveland planned to make one highly demanded product — hand sanitizer — on-site. …
Two residents at the Libby Bortz Assisted Living home near downtown Littleton tested positive for COVID-19, officials said March 24.

Two residents at Littleton assisted living home test positive for COVID-19

At least two residents of Libby Bortz Assisted Living in Littleton have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on March 24. The Tri-County Health Department had identified a total of six cases …
Owner Khiem Nguyen, 27, left, and manager Angel Byun, 30, stand March 18 at Crawfish Boil Co. restaurant and bar in The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall.
COVID-19 in Colorado

Centennial restaurants 'ride out the storm' at Streets at SouthGlenn

Just 11 months after opening a crawfish restaurant at The Streets at SouthGlenn, 27-year-old Khiem Nguyen had to lay off much of his staff. “Chefs, cooks, employees — you name it,” Nguyen said. …

ToGoDenver.com helps restaurants amid pandemic

Statewide mandated dine-in closures, issued to curb the spread of the coronavirus, have left local restaurants scrambling to stay afloat and keep their staff employed. Many now offer curbside …

Mark Meek, a King Soopers checker, checks out chocolate milk mix. King Soopers has recently modified its hours to be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused grocery stores to be consistently busy in many parts of the state.

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you …
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