Public health experts fear the Capitol building, with its stuffy rooms and big crowds, could become a hot spot for a virus just like historians say it was during the 1918 pandemic.
Gov. Jared Polis reminded Coloradans on Wednesday that just because some businesses will reopen on Monday it does not mean the state will have a grand reopening.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) confirmed six new presumptive positive cases in Pitkin County, based on test results received this afternoon. That brings the total number of presumptive positive cases to 33.
Health officials have confirmed the first case of the covid-19 virus in Gunnison County. The patient is a female in her 40s who had both a recent history of travel and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The patient is currently under isolation in her home in Gunnison. Officials are investigating others with whom she may have had contact. The state health department confirmed the case Tuesday morning and announced the news in a press conference held by Governor Jared Polis in which he declared a state of emergency in Colorado.
Colorado has its first two “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the latest coronavirus. State health officials on Thursday confirmed an out-of-state visitor to Summit County has tested positive.