Watch live: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to provide coronavirus update Tuesday
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to provide an update on the state’s coronavirus response at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Polis will be joined by Executive Director or Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Jill Hunsaker Ryan, state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy, Gunnison County Public Health Director Joni Reynolds and City and County of Broomfield Public Health Director Jason Vahling, according to a news release.
The Coloradoan will share the live video of the news conference below when it begins.
Last week, after reporting its lowest numbers of new coronavirus cases the week prior, Colorado saw a spike in positive coronavirus cases.
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During last week’s news conference, Polis urged Coloradans and tourists to be cautious and responsible while celebrating the Fourth of July, repeatedly calling for continued mask wearing and social distancing.
To prevent spikes in cases like those in Florida and Arizona after Memorial Day weekend, Polis encouraged people to celebrate this weekend with only those in their households.
During last week’s news conference Herlihy, Colorado’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy also noted that since Colorado’s peak of coronavirus cases in mid- to late-April, there has been a decline in the average age of people testing positive for the virus. The downward trend indicates older Coloradans are being proactive in following public health guidelines.
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Coloradoan reporter Erin Udell contributed to this story.
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