COVID-19

Archive.org Offers Free Digitized Books with 'National Emergency Library'

Mar 27, 2020
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With libraries and schools closed, the Internet Archive is expanding access to digital books of all genres with the National Emergency Library, which was launched globally this week. All waitlists for books will be suspended and readers can borrow up to ten volumes at a time from the Phillips Acamedy Andover, Marygrove College, and Trent University collections, along a million other books donated from other libraries.

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The Carbondale Emergency Taskforce (CETF) is a newly formed group of volunteers and organizations and public officials with an important role, to provide support and guidance to the Town of Carbondale in key areas of potential impact from the COVID-19 crisis. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke to Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson to learn more about how the task force will operate, its vision, and what it means for the community.

Pitkin County Confirms First COVID-19 Death

Mar 26, 2020

The Pitkin County Public Health Office Tuesday confirmed the first death of a Pitkin County resident due to COVID-19 infection. The victim, a 94-year-old male with serious underlying medical issues, died on March 24 at his home in Aspen. He had been suffering from COVID-like symptoms but had not been diagnosed prior to his death.

A new analysis of Google data shows the number of predatory and misleading websites has increased by 350% since January. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

On Wednesday Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed executive order D2020-017, ordering all Colorado Residents to stay-at-home unless absolutely necessary. Click the headline to hear the full audio.

2020 Census Adjusts to COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020


The 2020 Census has made some changes to the timeline. Here’s more from KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh.

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order that goes into effect Thursday morning at 6 a.m.

Coloradans will still be able to go outside to get groceries, take walks and care for loved ones. But Polis is ordering most of the state’s 5.7 million residents to stay at home at all other times.

The order does not apply to essential workers like doctors and first responders.

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Water agencies throughout the West are changing their operations during the coronavirus outbreak to make sure cities and farms don't run dry. Their responses range from extreme measures to modest adjustments to ensure their most critical workers don't succumb to the virus.

The halls of the state Capitol are so quiet and empty during the coronavirus pandemic, some state patrol troopers have been spotted biking through the halls outside of the governor's office.

But while the building is closed to the public indefinitely and lawmakers remain away on an emergency recess that is likely to extend into April, party leaders are still waging a high-stakes political battle behind the scenes.

Colorado's community health centers have done a complete refiguring of their health delivery models in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and are set to take an enormous hit in their ability to continue to provide care if Congress doesn't approve critical funding.

LIFT-UP

Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved a 100 thousand dollar emergency grant Monday to local food assistance non-profit LIFT-UP. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on what the funding means for local food access during the coronavirus pandemic.

Danielle Howard

As our communities face unprecedented challenges with the containment of COVID-19 and subsequent economic disruption, Danielle Howard of Wealth by Design encourages us to take a breath, take inventory and make choices from an abundance mindset.

Mountain Family Health Centers


Mountain Family Health has initiated new protocols for COVD-19. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has the details.

Pitkin County Public Health has ordered new restrictions that further prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting contact between people, primarily through a stay-at-home order.

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On Monday evening, President Trump stressed what he called the need to reopen America for business even as he said the government also would continue tackling the spiraling coronavirus pandemic.

The White House's team will make an assessment after next week as to how effective social distancing and other mitigation measures have been in stifling the spread of the virus, said Vice President Pence.

Sanitation Tips for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020
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While the common reminder to wash your hands has become somewhat of a mantra, researchers are learning more about just how the novel Coronavirus spreads. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more on preventing the spread of infection.

In another effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis is ordering most businesses in the state to reduce the number of workers they allow at the office by 50%. The executive order was announced during a news conference Sunday.

He's also encouraging residents to remain at home except to get supplies, care for loved ones, drive to work or engage in outdoor recreation at a safe distance.

Town of Carbondale


Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh last week about what the town is doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Jared Polis is issuing several new orders to try and limit the economic damage from the spread of the coronavirus.

Polis is encouraging property owners to stop charging penalties for late rent payments until April 30 as thousands of workers lose their jobs. He says tenants shouldn't be evicted if they can't pay.

Lucas Turner/KDNK

KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday.

Garfield County received notification Friday regarding two individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Garfield County now has 5 total cases of the illness. The county also issued an updated public health order, stating:

"Garfield County will follow all Public Health Orders issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and all Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Colorado related to the COVID-19 virus unless otherwise excepted or ordered."

 

The City of Glenwood Springs and Valley View Hospital hosted an online presentation to address some community and health issues on Friday, March 20, with Mayor Jonathan Godes and Dr. Ben Peery of Valley View Hospital.

KZMU: Moab Utah 'Closed' To Visitors

Mar 19, 2020
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Moab, Utah, has a message for Jackson, Wyoming: It is officially closed to visitors. Health officials issued an order this week to shut down the area’s hotels and camping areas. Health officials there are racing to mitigate a health crisis in Moab, where the hospital has just three ventilators. KZMU’s Molly Marcello reports from Moab.

In response to recent COVID-19 developments and directives by Governor Polis, the Division of Professions and Occupations under the state Department of Regulatory Agencies will expedite licensing to increase the healthcare workforce.

Jerry Raehal

Glenwood Springs Post Independent publisher Jerry Raehal joined KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to outline some of his suggestions for avoiding panic and a mob mentality, and to explain the ways access to news is changing at the PI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shared comments on a joint letter sent by The Colorado Press Association and Colorado Freedom of Information seeking assurances from Gov. Jared Polis that news operations will continue to be considered an "essential part of emergency personnel" during the state of emergency.

Polis Hopes #DoingMyPartCO Will Ease Social Distancing

Mar 19, 2020

Governor Jared Polis initiated a public forum this week for Coloradans to share what they’re doing during social distancing due to COVID-19. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

The state of Colorado has launched a new relief fund and volunteer website to help residents who are being affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Residents can contribute and sign up to volunteer at www.helpcoloradonow.org.

Pitkin County IMT

 

According to the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, as of 4:00 this afternoon, there are 17 negative and 14 positive COVID-19 test results in the county, with four new negative and one new positive result added today. 

Garfield RE-2 is providing breakfast and lunch for anyone 18 and under at no charge. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

Natasha Lucero-Conklin of the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District talks with Dr. Maria Roques from Mountain Family Health about coronavirus and tips for staying healthy. / Natasha Lucero-Conklin del Centro de Recursos Familiares del Distrito Escolar Roaring Fork habla con la Dra. Maria Roques de Mountain Family Health sobre el coronavirus y consejos para mantenerse saludable.

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