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Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop Spread of COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health departments serving more than 2 million residents across the Metro Denver region joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. until April 17 unless officials determine it is in the interest of public health to expire at an earlier date and time. The departments include Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department (which serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties). The final orders will be available and online around 10 a.m. today.

Continue reading on the Jeffco website.

How to file for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic

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Many young Americans have never dealt with unemployment. It can be a stressful and confusing process to navigate for lots of people, but it doesn’t need to be.

Unemployment benefits have been a part of federal law since the Great Depression when they were included as part of the Social Security Act– a safety net for American citizens in times of financial turbulence.

Continue reading at 9News

Polis Bans Haircuts, Massages, Elective Surgeries And More As COVID-19 Fight Wages On

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Haircuts, tattoos, massages and manicures are all the latest victims of the coronavirus.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment added them on Thursday to an existing order that’s closed restaurants, bars, theaters, and more across the state. That order was also extended through April 30.

Separately, Gov. Jared Polis issued a new executive order Thursday temporarily suspending elective surgeries and other non-emergency medical procedures. In that order, Polis said any procedure that can be delayed “without risk to the current or future health of the patient” would fall under his order and be prohibited from March 23 to April 14.

Continue reading @Colorado Public Radio 

List of things closed, canceled or postponed in Colorado due to the coronavirus

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COLORADO, USA — Health officials announced Colorado’s first presumed positive case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, on Thursday, March 5. Since then, numerous other presumed positive cases have been confirmed.

As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads, sports leagues, conferences, events and musical acts are all reconsidering regular plans.

Here’s the latest on what’s happening in Littleton.

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City of Littleton — All City of Littleton buildings including the Littleton Center, Bemis Library, the Littleton Museum, the Littleton Municipal Court and Belleview Service Center are closed until further notice. In addition, all public meetings, including city council meetings, are suspended until further notice.

Foothills Park & Recreation District — All Foothills Park & Recreation District facilities will be closing to the public effective March 14 until March 29.

Strike Up the Band Concert — Concert from the Highlands Ranch Concert Band and the Over the Hill Band planned for Sunday, March 15 has been canceled.

Town Hall Arts Center — Town Hall Arts Center will close to the public from March 14 until March 29.

Visit 9News for a complete list.

February Fun Facts

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February joined the calendar with January around 700 B.C. It derives its name from the Latin februo, which means “purification rites.” 

February used to be the last month of the year until around 500 B.C. when January and February moved to the beginning of the year.

Under the current Gregorian calendar, the leap year functions differently. Leap years are divisible by four, with one exception. Centennial years must be divisible by 400.

Once every 6 years, because it only has 28 days, February is the only month to have 4 full 7 day weeks.

In common years (not leap years), February and March start on the same day of the week.

In 2020,  Ground Hog Day and the Super Bowl are both on February 2nd.

February is when pitchers and catchers report to spring training kicking off a new baseball season. What’s a truer sign of spring?

Black History Month takes place during February because Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both born during the month.

The primrose is the flower of February.

If you are born in February, your zodiac sign is either Aquarius, an air sign,  or  Pisces, a water sign. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month. 

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a winter month but if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s summertime for you.

 

 

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