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Thursday December 17, 2020



LOCAL

The Bent County Developmental foundation introduces SECO Strong. Southeast Colorado Strong is a local initiative focused on supporting local businesses during the holiday season and forward. With Southeast Colorado communities, cities, and counties involved, the initiative features a website for businesses representing all counties of SE Colorado. The website allows customers to purchase a $25 gift card online from participating merchants. To participate in the SECO Strong initiative and shop local online; or for business signup...visit SECOStrong.org.


STATE

Covid-19 Vaccine in Pueblo, CO

The coronavirus vaccine is now in Pueblo. Pueblo Department of Public Health Director Randy Evetts says healthcare workers will be vaccinated over the next few days after getting over a thousand doses of the Pfizer-produced shot yesterday.


CHSAA Mental Health Webinar

The Colorado High School Activities Association is offering a mental health student webinar, hosted by mental health speaker JC Pohl. With his message of strength and personal power, Pohl will speak to students on the topic of, "Taking care of you, when your world is upside down." The student-based webinar is scheduled for today from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Below is the link to the virtual event:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XyM2ABruRGqB6dHRlWv6Eg

Big Box Retailers

Growing concerns over Coronavirus regulations on big box retailers compared to small businesses has caused discomfort in many Coloradans according to a recent poll. In a recent investigation, a Denver King Soopers has been accused of unfit working conditions, which resulted in the death of 3 employees who contracted Coronavirus while working at the large grocery store chain. Employees of King Soopers described hazardous conditions in crowded stockrooms caused by overworked employees, and bathrooms without soap and paper towels. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will not cite the Denver King Soopers store after the months-long investigation.


Mora Colorado Post Offices

The U.S. Postal Service will open more than a dozen post offices in Colorado this Sunday to help customers ship their holiday packages. 17 locations in cities will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. USPS says each location will offer retail or pickup services to customers during that time. The post office hopes the Sunday hours will help out customers who have no other convenient time to do their holiday mailing.


Vaccine in Colorado

More than eight-hundred healthcare workers in Colorado have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer. Dr. Michelle Barron for UCHealth says nurses and doctors she works with are excited to receive the treatment. Dr. Eric France with the Colorado Department Of Public Health and Environment expects it will take about 90 days to see the COVID-19 vaccine have an impact on hospitalizations. Denver Public Health plans to administer its first doses of the vaccine later today.



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