Coronavirus news and updates from Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, and other locations in Colorado and the United States
– A judge Thursday cleared up his contempt for a public defender sanctioned in October after citing a nationwide spike in coronavirus infection when he denied orders to represent his client in court. Read more here.
– Officials in Colorado Springs and El Paso County invite residents to participate in a moment of reflection to honor those who died of COVID-19 on one year anniversary of Colorado's first fall Friday. Read more here.
– El Paso County companies that are qualified to operate under Capacity restrictions relaxed could open further after the state hits vaccination targets, officials said Wednesday. Read more here.
– If you feel a little lost about who can be vaccinated and when, you are not alone. When can you get the vaccine? And how? Read more here.
– President Joe Biden urged the Senate Democrats to do so Rally behind a $ 1.9 trillion COVID relief bill and stood by its proposed payments of $ 1,400 to individuals even as some party moderators attempted to recall portions of the package. Read more here.
– – El Paso County is still not receiving a portion of COVID-19 vaccine doses, a month after county officials and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers urged the state to resolve the issue. Read more here.
– With the addition of another vaccine and increased production of doses, Governor Jared Polis expressed confidence on Tuesday that the state could have a summer "very close to normal,"and he predicted that the majority of people here won't be wearing a mask in just a few months. Read more here.
– Colorado College The regular season and tenure at Broadmoor World Arena ended a week earlier than expected due to other COVID-19 issues. Read more here.
– Colorado Restaurant Association officials said they were "shocked" when Governor Jared Polis released an updated COVID-19 vaccination schedule The restaurant workers were not brought up to par with those of the grocers. Read more here.
– Was canceled last year due to COVID-19, Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon registrations for 2021 filled quickly, with available seats reserved in one hour. Read more here.
– – Trials in the El Paso County Combined Courts resumed last week after a hiatus of more than three months – only to get an early hiccup where a prosecutor tested positive for COVID-19 the day after a trial was completed. Read more here.
Most schools in El Paso County plan to move almost entirely to face-to-face learning – despite the fact that almost A third of the county's COVID outbreaks from January 4 to February 11 occurred in K-12 schools. Read more here.