Coronavirus in Colorado, April 27: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Coloradans began their Monday in a new chapter of Colorado’s coronavirus response: The “safer-at-home” phase. For some, whose counties chose to extend stay-at-home orders, nothing has changed. But for others outside the Denver area, retailers are allowed to reopen for curbside pickup and elective surgeries are OK to resume.

Gov. Jared Polis stressed that Coloradans still stay home as much as possible and continue to wear masks in public. Polis planned to discuss his new executive order at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

As of Sunday, the latest coronavirus case count stood at 680 confirmed deaths with more than 13,400 positive COVID-19 cases and 451 people currently on ventilators.

Meanwhile, a free drive-by coronavirus test site was announced in Denver for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

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Here are the updates from April 26.


  • These Colorado counties have extended their stay-at-home orders
  • Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
  • Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • What we know now: Updates to your coronavirus questions, a month after COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • “My body, my choice”: Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

The numbers

What’s new today

  • Young English language learners among those hit hardest by Colorado’s shift to remote learning
  • Colorado pediatricians get creative to provide regular care for kids during coronavirus pandemic
  • Colorado’s Muslims forego community gatherings as they observe Ramadan amid a pandemic
  • 93% of CSU students living in dorms have gone home. Here’s what it’s like being one of the few remaining.
  • Colorado retailers can open for curbside pickup Monday, new executive order says as stay-at-home expires
  • State, King Soopers to offer free coronavirus tests at Denver’s Auraria campus

Nation and world

  • Nations, U.S. states each chart their own path on reopening
  • After COVID-19: Anxious, wary first responders back on job
  • White House aiming for Trump pivot from coronavirus to economy

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