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Gov. Jared Polis is urging all residents to wear cloth masks or scarves if they need to leave their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Polis says wearing the masks at grocery stores and on walks will slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow Colorado to lift its stay-at-home order sooner.

Finding Columbia spotted frogs in Utah's mountains is not easy. But it's possible, with a guide like Paula Trater. She leads a visitor down a dirt path, then through mucky wetlands filled with cattails and a riot of birdsong.

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In this week’s coronavirus update with Southwest Health System staff, KSJD speaks with Kerri White-Singleton, chief operating officer for the Southwest Medical Group, about the value of social distancing and its benefit to keeping health care working within its capacity.

The interview took place shortly after the Montezuma County Public Health Department announced two new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including one related death. 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced three new cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Two cases were announced Thursday, including the county's first death, bringing the total of positive cases to six. The county's first case was announced Saturday.

U.S. House of Representatives

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan relief package that will inject $2 trillion in aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Rep. Scott Tipton supported the legislation because it addressed his two main concerns: medical resources for the health care system and economic protections for impacted businesses and people. 

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