As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in Colorado has surpassed 16,000 with 832 confirmed deaths. On Monday, Colorado will enter a new “safer at home” stage where officers will be allowed to reopen, bringing employees back in under strict guidelines.

More Coloradans have died from COVID-19 in less than two months than died in any of the recent flu seasons – which last almost two-thirds of the year, Meg Wingerter reports. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1.4% of people who get a typical seasonal flu need hospital care, but it appears 10% or more of those who get COVID-19 may need it.

Meanwhile, Aldo Svaldi reports that members of the Acacia Tenants Union in Denver are engaging in a rent strike and have posted banners saying “Don’t Pay May” and “Rent Relief Now” after failing to reach terms for rent relief with their landlord, Olive Bark LLC.

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