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Coronavirus in Colorado, April 21: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Many Coloradans are anxious for the statewide stay-at-home order to expire on April 26. On Monday, Gov. Jared Polis gave us the first glimpse at what reopening the state’s economy will look like.

He detailed a phased plan that includes some businesses being allowed to reopen on the end of this month with social distancing measures in place while restaurants, bars and schools remain closed longer.

The approach aims to switch the state’s mindset from stay-at-home to “safer at home.”

On Monday, the latest coronavirus case count stood at 449 confirmed deaths with over 10,000 positive COVID-19 cases.

Remember, all Coloradans have been asked to wear non-medical masks when outside their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Want to know how to make one? There’s plenty of ideas floating around in our coronavirus-focused Facebook group.

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Here are the updates from April 20.

What’s new today
Colorado college students bring class-action lawsuit against universities refusing to refund fees
Colorado receives 15,000 unemployment claims from self-employed workers on first day accepting applications
Physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists teach DIY treatments during coronavirus crisis
58 Littleton city employees furloughed until June 24 as city absorbs coronavirus losses
For less than $1 an hour, Colorado prisoners are producing thousands of masks a day for use in prisons
New website launched as a one-stop resource center to deal with coronavirus pandemic
CHSAA cancels all spring sports, activities due to coronavirus pandemic
10 new books from Colorado authors that deserve more attention while you have time to read
Nation and world
Countries, U.S. states move to reopen amid coronavirus health warnings
Fear of “COVID hospitals” leads women to pursue home births
Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action
Oil prices continue to crumble, stocks around the world drop

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