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Local Leaders In Colorado Want An Inclusive Approach To Mask Changes

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Business and local health leaders said Wednesday they’re working to adjust to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending masks for fully vaccinated people when in public indoor settings. While state officials have yet to offer Colorado specific advisories on this issue, most counties qualify under the new guidelines. “Removing them actually became a little nerve-wracking at first and a little uncomfortable at first, but then we kind of got used to that again,” said Jamie Hollier, one of the owners of Balefire Goods in Olde Town Arvada. (credit: CBS) While she and others...
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‘Critical To Our Mission’: Denver Health Implements Mandatory COVID Vaccine Policy

DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Health notified its employees Wednesday afternoon that starting Nov. 1, all employees, contractors, volunteers, residents and interns will be required to have received a full vaccination for COVID-19. (credit: CBS) “There is an abundance of safety and efficacy data for the available COVID-19 vaccines,” wrote hospital officials in an email. “We know that vaccination decreases the risk of COVID-19 infection by 95% and almost eliminates the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death.” Employees who have medical conditions or specific religious beliefs will be allowed to request an exemption to the new order. Denver Health has about 7,000 employees. (credit: CBS) “By vaccinating all of our employees, Denver Health sends a strong message to the community that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and worthwhile for all Denver residents to receive,” stated the notice. The hospital said other institutions of higher education, hospitals and employers will be making similar announcements in coming weeks. Denver Health said the majority of its staff members have already received the vaccine but that the mandatory order is needed to prevent harm to staff, patients and the community. The hospital noted the risk of contracting the virus for unvaccinated individuals “remains high.”
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Weekly food truck festival launches in Park Hill

This week, a new weekly event called the Colorado Boulevard Food Truck Hub will officially launch in Denver’s Northeast Park Hill neighborhood. The event will have two main focuses, feeding residents in Northeast Park Hill (a historic food desert) and fighting youth gun violence.
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Michael Hancock's $450M bond package faces opposition

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's $450 million spending plan is already in trouble. The opposition from City Council members came a day after the mayor made his pitch in the State of the City address. The city leaders are disputing the entire foundation of the bond package — why it's necessary,...

Colorado reports COVID-19 cases tied to All-Star Game events

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game events in Denver led to a COVID-19 outbreak that's infected 14 attendees, according to state data released Wednesday. The data doesn't detail whether all of the cases are linked or if they originated from a specific event or location. The information, posted weekly by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, identifies 14 cases that were reported to health officials on July 21, eight days after the All-Star Game itself.
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Fully-Vaccinated Coloradans Wonder What Else They Can Do To Stay Safe

DENVER (CBS4) – As the delta variant spreads, fully-vaccinated people are wondering what else they can do to stay safe. More than 100,000 Coloradans are behind on their second dose of their COVID-19 vaccinations, but many are already thinking about their third. Tegan McRoberts got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as soon she was eligible. As cases rise, she contacted CBS4 with a question many have regarding boosters. “I haven’t heard anything on the news yet about a booster shot for Johnson & Johnson. That makes me nervous because we only have the one shot,” said McRoberts. Fully-vaccinated people are still susceptible to...
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Cherry Creek Arts, Denver Chalk festivals to team up in 2021

DENVER — CherryArts and the Denver Chalk Art Festival will join forces at the 2021 Cherry Creek Arts Festival this summer. Traditionally held Independence Day weekend, the 30th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival was postponed until Labor Day weekend. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be held at a new...

Two more hospital systems in Colorado will require workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Two more major health systems announced Wednesday that they will require their employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus by the fall. UCHealth, which operates the University of Colorado Hospital and 11 others, will require staff to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1. Denver Health will require its employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 1. UCHealth has about 24,000 employees.

Housing First initiative reports successful outcomes in Denver

Homelessness has been persistent across United States cities and states. In Vermont, the number of people experiencing homelessness has been rising slightly, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, which nearly doubled that number from 1,110 to over 2,000 at its height. As a percentage of population, Vermont has the 10th highest rate of homelessness in the country. However, new strategies across the country are being utilized to successfully place people experiencing homelessness in stable homes.