August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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Governor Extends, Amends Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear a Mask Governor Jared Polis extended and amended the executive order requiring Coloradoans to wear a face cover. Polis also amended the order to clarify that individuals performing life rites are exempt from the face covering mandate while a life rite is being performed. Life rites include wedding ceremonies, graduations, funeral services, baptisms, bris ceremonies and any other religious ceremonies. The order, which can be…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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August 13, 2020         11:00 a.m. What Pueblo Health Wants You to Know: Planning a Public Event? Make Sure to Complete an Event Plan Application for Safety Pueblo, CO #PuebloCOVID19 Pueblo, CO – Pueblo County’s variance for public gatherings and events requires community organizations, businesses, government entities, and nonprofits to complete a Public Gathering/Event Plan application with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. The variance requires the event plan to…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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Community Free COVID-19 Testing Continues into August at State Fairgrounds  Pueblo County’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the Colorado State Fairgrounds will continue at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in August. Testing is every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no limit to the number of people who can be tested per day.  Currently, the following individuals can be tested for COVID-19 at Pueblo’s COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing:   Any individual who is…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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August 6, 2020           03:20 p.m. Update Pueblo, CO #PuebloCOVID19  Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Pueblo CO – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment reported a COVID-19 outbreak at two Taco Bell locations in Pueblo County. To date, the Taco Bell at 703 N. Santa Fe Ave.,  has three employees who tested positive for COVID-19 and the Taco Bell at 3333 N. Elizabeth St., has two employees who tested positive for COVID-19.    According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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​Unified Messaging Briefing Expanded to Twice a Week on Monday and Friday Due to an increased request from the public to have more frequent updates on COVID-19 data and information, Unified Messaging will release a written briefing to the media and community leaders on Monday and Friday at 4 p.m. beginning today. The briefings include information from Unified Messaging partners about COVID-19 related issues as well as COVID-19 case numbers and other data pertaining to Pueblo County. The…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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Unified Messaging Briefing Expanded to Twice a Week on Monday and Friday Due to an increased request from the public to have more frequent updates on COVID-19 data and information, Unified Messaging will release a written briefing to the media and community leaders on Monday and Friday at 4 p.m. beginning today. The briefings include information from Unified Messaging partners about COVID-19 related issues as well as COVID-19 case numbers and other data pertaining to Pueblo County. The updates…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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July 27, 2020, 3:20 p.m. Pueblo, CO – Results from testing at the free community testing site at the Colorado State Fairground are taking at least seven days to be returned due to testing labs being inundated with samples from throughout the state. Test results are lagging throughout the state as more testing is being conducted. Labs are processing the results in a timely manner but due to the volume of tests, the reporting of results is taking at least a week in Pueblo County. “We…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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July 24, 20209:00 a.m. Pueblo, CO. – Local public health officials said a contributing factor to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County is attributed to large gatherings and events to include house parties and celebrations. “We have had more positive cases and through contract tracing, we are learning that many of these cases stem from gatherings and other events to include backyard barbecues, graduation parties, baby showers, and birthday parties,” said Randy Evetts,…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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Pueblo County Closes in on Variance Threshold With COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County on the rise, the county officials learned this week it has met one threshold that will require the county to prepare a mitigation plan to help slow the spread of the virus. As per the requirements provided by Pueblo County’s variance that was approved on June 11, if the county has more than 84 new cases of COVID-19 in a two-week period, county leaders must prepare a mitigation plan. County leaders are in the…

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August 14th 2020 at 6:15 pm
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The Summer Clean-Up Discount Day at the Southside Landfill is Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 31, 2020, Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This event is open to Pueblo city residents with valid ID showing a city address or a matching name on a current utility bill; items from businesses will not be accepted. All permitted solid waste is accepted; visit thesouthsidelandfill.com for a list of acceptable waste and additional information. No tires,…

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