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Wednesday, 18 November 2020 00:05

Colorado’s EOC Returns to Highest Level of Operations as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Written by Derek Draplin, The Center Square

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Colorado’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has returned to level one operations, the center’s highest level, Gov. Jared Polis said Nov. 13.

The shift comes ahead of the holidays at a time when COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have continued to rapidly increase.

 

Colorado currently has a positivity rate over 11%, and 1,159 people are hospitalized with the virus, the governor said. 

 

“These are our darkest days as a nation. They are our darkest days as a state. It’s going to take all of us working together to get through the weeks and months ahead with the promise of a vaccine, with the promise of better and better therapies over time,” Polis said, noting that treatment of the virus has gotten better since March. 

 

“Right now, about one in 110 Coloradans are contagious with COVID-19 statewide,” he said. 

 

Polis said the EOC was previously at level one operations from March 1 to the end of May. The level one designation will...


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