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Colorado’s coronavirus school closures extended through April 30 2.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's schools are now closed through at least April 30 as the state pushes for residents to stay in their homes in a bid to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis announced in a Wednesday news conference.
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Amazon Won’t Close Its Facilities. So Workers in New York Walked Out. 1.4.2020 Mother Jones
Dozens of workers at a New York City–based Amazon fulfillment center walked out on Monday to protest a lack of health protections and demand more cleaning at the Staten Island facility, where at least one worker has tested positive for COVID-19. They joined other frontline workers striking this week: Instacart shoppers also held a nationwide […]
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More than 800 Greeley meat packing plant workers call off as coronavirus is confirmed among employees 1.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
About 900 workers at the JBS USA meat processing plant in Greeley called off work Monday as several cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed among employees.
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What you need to know if you're a renter in California during the coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

With the coronavirus crisis forcing Californians lose paychecks, here's a guide for renters and homeowners worried about paying their rent or mortgage.

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Tornado strikes Arkansas city; officials say pandemic closures helped keep people safe 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The tornado injured at least 22 people and caused extensive damage to many properties. Officials attribute the relatively low number of casualties in part to social distancing and business shutdowns.
It’s “very likely” Colorado students will spend rest of school year learning remotely, Polis says 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis may have dashed the hopes of homebound teachers, parents and students across Colorado on Monday, reiterating that in-class education is not likely to resume this academic year due to the state's ongoing social-distancing measures.
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University of Colorado may let medical students graduate early to join coronavirus fight 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Leaders at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine are considering allowing medical students near the end of their schooling to graduate early and volunteer to help in the fight against COVID-19.
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If you're 'essential' enough to work through a coronavirus pandemic, you're essential enough to be paid living wage 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Healthcare professionals are bravely battling coronavirus. But there are other "essential" workers in harm's way. And they aren't being paid fairly.

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Instacart workers plan to strike Monday 30.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Instacart workers are asking for better pay and benefits in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon, Instacart grocery delivery workers strike for coronavirus protection and pay 30.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.
What the coronavirus bailout means for Hollywood workers 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Entertainment unions applaud the U.S. government coronavirus bailout, saying it will provide much needed relief to workers. Here's what you need to know.

Michelle Marks selected as CU Denver’s new chancellor 28.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Michelle Marks, a George Mason University vice president, will be the next leader of the University of Colorado’s Denver campus. Marks, now vice president for academic innovation and new ventures at the public Virginia institution, was selected by CU President Mark Kennedy to become CU Denver chancellor when Chancellor Dorothy Horrell retires this summer, according […]
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“Shoppers Have Had Enough”: Instacart Workers Plan a Strike 28.3.2020 Mother Jones
On Monday, workers for the grocery delivery service Instacart are planning to strike as part of an effort for better workplace protections amid the coronavirus pandemic. The nationwide walkout is one of a handful of similar actions across the country that call attention to the few protections that exist for frontline workers putting themselves at risk. “Shoppers […]
VIDEO: Jeffco music teachers rickroll students with socially distanced jam session 26.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Even though educators across Colorado can't be in the classroom with their students for a while, Jeffco Public Schools music teachers wanted to let their kids know they're never going to give them up, let them down or run around and desert them.
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Driver of pickup, going 100 mph in San Miguel County, injured in fiery crash, sheriff says 25.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
A driver in a pickup truck speeding at about 100 mph crashed Tuesday in San Miguel County, ripping the truck's cab apart from the bed and bursting the engine into flames, authorities said.
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Local grocery workers union plans $1 million coronavirus emergency fund 25.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
A local union representing grocery store workers, and other food and service employees, will establish a $1 million emergency hardship fund for its members who are working long hours and are in prolonged public contact during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Mexico's coronavirus fight has just begun. Doctors say they're already running out of masks 25.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

As coronavirus cases rise, Mexican doctors are protesting over a lack of basic supplies that they say endangers them

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Amid coronavirus crisis, Hollywood writers and major studios can't agree on contract extension 24.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The COVID-19 crisis delayed bargaining between the Writers Guild of America and the major studios. Now, the sides can't agree on how long they should extend the current film and TV contract.

Denver Public Schools asks families to fill out technology survey to help remote learning roll-out 23.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Denver Public Schools is asking parents to fill out a technology survey for each child per household to better understand how equipped families are for remote learning and what resources the district may need to distribute as the roll-out to remote learning begins.
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For some medical providers, P-P-E is being spelled D-I-Y 22.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Health care providers are turning to the public to help restock dwindling medical supplies — including masks — as the coronavirus outbreak spreads and manufacturing can’t keep up.
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