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Covid-19 Cases

  • COVID-19 cases are increasing once again in Southwest Colorado, but the spread is different this time around. For one, the cases are more difficult to track. But people here in Montezuma County are still getting sick, and dying.
  • One hospital in Utah is treating 140 children under five with very serious COVID-19 infections. And the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission heard from members of the public on its financial assurance rulemaking last week.
  • The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 continues to drop in Colorado, but Gov Jared Polis is warning that people who have not gotten their booster shots face a new threat; discussions on the future of the Colorado River have wrapped up in Las Vegas, and the theme of the conference was: urgency.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis says he is not considering a statewide mask mandate despite Denver and several other highly populated areas adopting their own during the latest surge of the virus; The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers should expect heavier than normal traffic this week as people begin traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to climb in Colorado, with a vast majority of patients unvaccinated; The Navajo Nation Council’s fall legislative session has adjourned, but not before it passed the Air Is Life Act this week.
  • The nation’s top authority on drought has released its operating plan for the next five years; Southwest Colorado is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 infections, according to Southwest Health System’s Director of Infection Control, Marc Meyer.
  • There were at least 40 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District over the weekend; A lawsuit filed last week in Colorado aims to remove a statewide ballot question from the upcoming November election.
  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has seen a substantial rise in COVID cases in schools this week; Colorado State lawmakers are raising the minimum wage for health care workers who treat patients at their homes.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has outlined how the state will roll out coronavirus booster shots to the general public as soon as next week; State health officials said last week that hospitals are showing worrying signs of stress as the number of COVID patients continues to grow.
  • Coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations continue to rise in Colorado and across the region; Authorities in the Navajo Nation have issued a health advisory saying that there is uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in dozens of Navajo communities.