Polis adds two new free COVID19 testing sites in Aurora and Adams County

Governor Jared Polis visited two new, quick, easy, and free community testing sites that opened today in Adams County and Aurora. Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was also tested for COVID-19 in Adams County this afternoon. He was joined by local, county, state officials, and public health officials at both locations.“Testing is a critical part of ensuring we can manage the spread of this virus and I’m glad that these two new sites are now open. Testing is now free, quick, and easy for everyone at the Aurora Sports Complex and Water World,”…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/polis-adds-two-new-free-covid19-testing-sites-in-aurora-and-adams-county/
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Governor Jared Polis visited two new, quick, easy, and free community testing sites that opened today in Adams County and Aurora. Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was also tested for COVID-19 in Adams County this afternoon. He was joined by local, county, state officials, and public health officials at both locations.“Testing is a critical part of ensuring we can manage the spread of this virus and I’m glad that these two new sites are now open. Testing is now free, quick, and easy for everyone at the Aurora Sports Complex and Water World,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We want to continue empowering our local public health agencies to respond effectively to the needs of their communities. With these new sites, we are tapping into the culture of collaboration that exists across Colorado to increase the foundational elements in the fight against COVID-19. Testing, isolation, and contact tracing are the primary tools we have at this critical time in the fight against this virus.”Both the sites in Aurora and Adams County are completely free to the public and Coloradans should receive their results in four days or less.The new testing site in Aurora is at the Aurora Sports Park. Referrals and health insurance or identification are not needed to be tested.The Adams County site at Water World will be able to test up to 2,500 Coloradans per day, and their goal is that it will take up to twenty minutes from when someone pulls into the testing site to when they leave. Information will also be Farsi, Hmong and Spanishprovided in multiple languages to ensure that Adams County residents can get the information they need on this new site.The Governor continued to emphasize the importance of local public health agencies and local communities in slowing the spread of the virus and responding at the local level. The Governor wants to give local communities the tools they need to handle this pandemic, and the flexibility to relax restrictions if they hit certain objective benchmarks to reduce the prevalence of viral spread. The alternative to a local response could potentially be a unilateral, statewide action that could further impact Colorado’s economy.————–Adults and students should all wear masks, especially when they can’t stay a safe distance apart.“Masks vary widely; we do encourage consistent mask use in all children over the age of two,” Krause said. “The best kinds of masks are adjustable, and that improves comfort. I like masks that adjust at each ear loop to create a more secure fit. A nose wire helps as well,” Krause said.Masks that fit the face better are less likely to cause the wearer to touch them frequently to keep them in place. Multiple layers of fabric or nonwoven material make the barrier more effective. Children should practice wearing a mask at home so parents can help them learn how to put them on and ensure a proper fit. Masks must be worn over the nose and under the chin.Click here to see samples of masks that Krause likes. Krause recommends face shields for some students with disabilities.
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Schools Alone Cannot Save Children from Economic Inequality.

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Public policy can ameliorate child poverty without being revolutionary.  However, programs need to be redesigned and targeted to alleviate instability, privation and misery for the more than 2 million children living in America’s poorest families.  Child poverty overall was reduced in the decade between 1995 and 2005, but during that same period, the number children living in the deepest poverty rose from 2.2 to 2.6 million children.  These are the conclusions of a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) defines deep poverty as families…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/schools-alone-cannot-save-children-from-economic-inequality/
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Public policy can ameliorate child poverty without being revolutionary.  However, programs need to be redesigned and targeted to alleviate instability, privation and misery for the more than 2 million children living in America’s poorest families.  Child poverty overall was reduced in the decade between 1995 and 2005, but during that same period, the number children living in the deepest poverty rose from 2.2 to 2.6 million children.  These are the conclusions of a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) defines deep poverty as families living below half of the federal poverty level—below $14,000 per year for a family of four. Who are these children? “Children living in deep poverty are a diverse group…. In 2016, 37 percent were white, 30 percent were Latino, 23 percent were Black, and 6 percent were Asian; 45 percent lived in suburban areas, 32 percent in urban areas, and 11 percent in rural areas; 51 percent lived in a single-mother family, 37 percent in a married-couple family, and 6 percent in a single-father family; 16 percent lived in a family where someone had a work-limiting disability; and 89 percent were U.S. citizens and 31 percent lived in a family with a non-citizen.”This subject is rarely discussed in the education press, where the assumption for decades has been that, if teachers work hard and children study, public schools can, by themselves, provide enough opportunity to enable our society’s poorest children to surmount the obstacles posed by their families’ circumstances. But a mass of research (here, here and here) documents instead that schools serving concentrations of children living in the poorest communities are unable to accomplish this goal. Standardized test scores correlate in the aggregate with family and neighborhood income. The fact that 114,085 students enrolled in New York City’s public schools were homeless at some point during the 2018-2019 school year—10 percent of the district’s 1.1 million students—is an overwhelming challenge for the children and their families. Their homelessness and lack of access to the basics most of us take for granted is a problem which their public schools alone cannot solve.The CBPP researchers examine child poverty data from the decade following the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996—the welfare reform bill that “ended welfare as we know it” without ending child poverty: “The decade from 1995 to 2005 is the most suitable period for examining the effects of the 1996 law that replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), which had chiefly served families with little or no earnings, with TANF, which offers less assistance and includes stricter work requirements and time limits… We estimate that the share of children in deep poverty rose from 3.1 percent to 3.5 percent between 1995 and 2005… Children in single-mother families, who make up the majority of TANF participants, showed a large increase in deep poverty rates from 1995 to 2005, from 5.4 percent to 7.4 percent… The number of families served by AFDC/TANF fell by more than half from 1995-2005, largely due to the 1996 law’s policies taking away cash assistance when a parent didn’t meet a work requirement, imposing time limits, erecting access barriers that made it hard for families to apply for and be approved for benefits…. In 1995, AFDC lifted 2.8 million children out of deep poverty.  In 2005, TANF lifted only 700,000 children out of deep poverty, and in 2016 it lifted only 300,000.”What are the other government polic..

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73 motorcycle deaths in Colorado in 2020As motorcyclists from across the country make their way to South Dakota for the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 86 local law enforcement agencies will be working together on a heightened DUI enforcement period. Starting today and continuing until Aug. 20, law enforcement agencies will take part in The Heat Is On campaign to prevent impaired driving on Colorado roads.During the 2019 Sturgis Rally DUI enforcement period, 399 impaired motorists were arrested. Regardless of whether Sturgis is the final destination for motorists, CDOT…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/colorado-state-patrol-to-target-sturgis-traffic/
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73 motorcycle deaths in Colorado in 2020As motorcyclists from across the country make their way to South Dakota for the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 86 local law enforcement agencies will be working together on a heightened DUI enforcement period. Starting today and continuing until Aug. 20, law enforcement agencies will take part in The Heat Is On campaign to prevent impaired driving on Colorado roads.During the 2019 Sturgis Rally DUI enforcement period, 399 impaired motorists were arrested. Regardless of whether Sturgis is the final destination for motorists, CDOT and its partners are using this heightened enforcement to remind drivers and riders to plan before getting behind the wheel — or handlebars.“Our job is to improve the safety of Colorado’s roadways, but we can’t do it alone,” said Shoshana Lew, CDOT Executive Director. “Especially during the weeks of increased motorcycle traffic surrounding the Sturgis Rally, increased impaired driving enforcement with our partners across the state can help protect all motorists. Please do your part to drive safely.”In 2020, there have been 73 motorcycle-related fatalities on Colorado’s roadways, a 10% increase from this time last year. The goal of this enforcement period and the overall Heat Is On campaign supports CDOT’s Whole System—Whole Safety initiative, creating increased awareness on the risks of impaired driving and riding.“Motorcyclists are already at a higher safety risk when they hit the road and riding impaired only increases that risk while also putting other motorists in danger,” said Colonel Matthew Packard, CSP chief. “While motorcyclists will be able to celebrate the 80th Annual Sturgis Rally as planned, we encourage anyone who consumes alcohol or marijuana to refrain from riding impaired.”Over the recent Summer Strikeout DUI enforcement period, which ran from July 17-27, 276 impaired motorists were arrested — a decrease from the 490 arrests made during the same period last year. A total of 83 agencies participated in the 10-day enforcement period, with the Colorado Springs Police Department (54 arrests) and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (37 arrests) recording the highest number of arrests. CSP recorded 24 arrests. Results for all law enforcement agencies across the state can be found at https://www.codot.gov/safety/traffic-safety-reporting-portal.Breathalyzer from just $37.99As part of this year’s The Heat Is On campaign, CDOT has partnered again with BACtrack, a leading personal and professional breathalyzer company, to urge Coloradans to check their blood-alcohol content (BAC) to confirm they are sober before they drive. Through the partnership, BACtrack Mobile Pro, Trace Pro, C8, and C6 breathalyzers will be offered at a 50% discount for Colorado residents until Sept. 15, or while supplies last. Residents can visit codot.bactrack.com to place an order. For more information about previous CDOT and BACtrack breathalyzer campaigns, visit heatisoncolorado.com.More than 1,000 Colorado residents have purchased BACtrack breathalyzers since the 50% discount became available in early-July. Last year, more than 1,400 Coloradans purchased breathalyzers through the entire campaign from July-October. Coloradans can visit codot.bactrack.com to place an order. For more information about previous CDOT and BACtrack breathalyzer campaigns, visit heatisoncolorado.com.
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Aug 05, 2020by Staffin Latest
Last weekend, crews made good progress installing a massive underpass beneath Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Denver’s Department of Transportation Infrastructure (DOTI) is building two new underpasses beneath this busy intersection to allow people walking and riding bikes to have safer crossings near the High Line Canal Trail. This time lapse video on DOTI’s You Tube channel shows all the work that went into the installation beneath Hampden Avenue.There is still more work to be done on the Hampden underpass, which will require another full closure of Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard starting Friday, August…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/work-continues-underpass-installation-beneath-hampden-near-high-line-canal-trail/
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Last weekend, crews made good progress installing a massive underpass beneath Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Denver’s Department of Transportation Infrastructure (DOTI) is building two new underpasses beneath this busy intersection to allow people walking and riding bikes to have safer crossings near the High Line Canal Trail. This time lapse video on DOTI’s You Tube channel shows all the work that went into the installation beneath Hampden Avenue.There is still more work to be done on the Hampden underpass, which will require another full closure of Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard starting Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. until Monday, August 10 at 5:30 a.m. Doing this work over the weekend allows crews to complete installation more quickly and prevent multiple street closures during the week. The map below shows detours that will be in place while work is underway. Message boards are also posted in advance of the closure to alert people about the work and encourage them to use alternative routes. Additionally, trail users on Colorado Boulevard will be rerouted around the east side of Magna Carta Park between Girard and Hampden Avenues.In June, crews completed installation of the Colorado underpass, and after installation of the Hampden underpass wraps-up this weekend, crews will then focus on building a new,10-foot wide multi-use trail along the north side of Hampden, which will provide more space to bike and walk. The underpasses and multi-use trail are anticipated to be ready for use by Spring 2021.
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As new cases of COVID-19 spike around the U.S., school leaders, parents and students are all asking, “is school safe?” Photo: Getty Images.By Linda DuVal and Katie Kerwin McCrimmonAs cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, education leaders, teachers, parents and students are all grappling with tough questions, chief among them, is school safe this fall?The superintendent of Colorado’s largest school system, Denver Public Schools, recently announced that the school year will be delayed by a more than a more and will start with online learning only. Other large school systems hope to offer in-person classes — especially for the youngest…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/is-school-safe-this-fall-7-tips-from-a-health-expert/
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As new cases of COVID-19 spike around the U.S., school leaders, parents and students are all asking, “is school safe?” Photo: Getty Images.By Linda DuVal and Katie Kerwin McCrimmonAs cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, education leaders, teachers, parents and students are all grappling with tough questions, chief among them, is school safe this fall?The superintendent of Colorado’s largest school system, Denver Public Schools, recently announced that the school year will be delayed by a more than a more and will start with online learning only. Other large school systems hope to offer in-person classes — especially for the youngest students ­— but spikes in cases of COVID-19 among younger people could put those plans in jeopardy.Is school safe this fall? Follow the guidance of public health officialsSchool officials are partnering closely with local public health officials, and that’s critical since the pandemic is worse in some parts of Colorado than in others. Health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Colorado have both issued toolkits to offer guidance for school leaders. (Click here to see CDC guidance and here to see information from Colorado health officials.)Dr. Terry Krause says in order to make schools safe, we must all make our communities safe. Photo courtesy of Dr. Terry Krause.Children benefit greatly from the social interactions of in-person classes, but keeping kids and their families safe is critical. That’s why dilemmas over back-to-school decisions are so challenging.“School is very important – not only for the education of our children but the countless other resources schools provide, said Dr. Terry Krause, a family practice physician at UCHealth Primary Care – Highlands Ranch.Krause has two young children, both of whom are in a small, COVID-compliant day care situation. But parents frequently seek her advice on whether it’s safe to send their children back to school.“The most important message I want to send is this: if we want our children to be safe at school, we must make our communities safe for them. Adults need to set an example for their children by wearing masks outside the home, social distancing, and demonstrating hand hygiene to their children,” Krause said.“The more we can reduce community transmission of COVID-19, the better the chance we have for our children to remain healthy.”She underscored that each family’s situation is unique.“Parents have to decide what is best for their families,” she said.“If they have the ability to stay home, or if they have children with chronic medical conditions, it may be wise to do so.  If they do not have these abilities and are able to accept the risks of their children and families potentially acquiring COVID -19, they should do their best to mitigate their risks,” Krause said.“School is important — the education, the camaraderie, the facilities and resources.  It is all important — but school must look different this year if we want our children to be safe.”How to keep kids and schools safeKrause said detailed plans will be critical in order for kids to safely go back to school.“It’s going to depend on several factors, including community transmission of COVID-19 at the time, precautions put in place at individual facilities, hygiene practices, etc.,” Krause said.If your district is holding in-person classes, here are seven tips from Krause for keeping your child safe and healthy.1. Teach kids physical distancing.“Keeping kids six feet apart is the goal, depending on classroom size, the number of students, whether they are equipped with individual desks versus ta..

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Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology, could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. In the UK there are currently around 12 million people aged over 65: in 50 years this will increase to around 20 million and all will have some degree of visual decline because of retinal ageing. Lead author, Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/age-related-vision-decline-reversed-with-simple-therapy/
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Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology, could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. In the UK there are currently around 12 million people aged over 65: in 50 years this will increase to around 20 million and all will have some degree of visual decline because of retinal ageing. Lead author, Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) said: “As you age your visual system declines significantly, particularly once over 40. “Your retinal sensitivity and your colour vision are both gradually undermined, and with an ageing population, this is an increasingly important issue. “To try to stem or reverse this decline, we sought to reboot the retina’s ageing cells with short bursts of longwave light.” In humans, around 40 years-old, cells in the eye’s retina begin to age, and the pace of this ageing is caused, in part, when the cell’s mitochondria, whose role is to produce energy (known as ATP) and boost cell function, also start to decline. Mitochondrial density is greatest in the retina’s photoreceptor cells, which have high energy demands. As a result, the retina ages faster than other organs, with a 70% ATP reduction over life, causing a significant decline in photoreceptor function as they lack the energy to perform their normal role. Researchers built on their previous findings in mice, bumblebees and fruit flies, which all found significant improvements in the function of the retina’s photoreceptors when their eyes were exposed to 670 nanometer (long wavelength) deep red light. “Mitochondria have specific light absorbance characteristics influencing their performance: longer wavelengths spanning 650 to 1000nm are absorbed and improve mitochondrial performance to increase energy production,” said Professor Jeffery. The retina’s photoreceptor population is formed of cones, which mediate colour vision and rods, which provide peripheral vision and adapt vision in low/dim light. For the study, 24 people (12 male, 12 female), aged between 28 and 72, who had no ocular disease, were recruited. All participants’ eyes were tested for the sensitivity of their rods and cones at the start of the study. Rod sensitivity was measured in dark adapted eyes (with pupils dilated) by asking participants to detect dim light signals in the dark, and cone function was tested by subjects identifying coloured letters that had very low contrast and appeared increasingly blurred, a process called colour contrast. All participants were then given a small LED torch* to take home and were asked to look into** its deep red 670nm light beam for three minutes a day for two weeks. They were then re-tested for their rod and cone sensitivity Results Researchers found the 670nm light had no impact in younger individuals, but in those around 40 years and over, significant improvements were obtained. Cone colour contrast sensitivity (the ability to detect colours) improved by up to 20% in some people aged around 40 and over. Improvements were more significant in the blue part of the colour spectrum that is more vulnerable in ageing. Rod sensitivity (the ability to see in low light) also improved significantly in those aged around 40 and over, though less than colour contrast. Professor Jeffery said: “Our study shows that it is possible to significantly improve vision that has declined in aged individuals using simple brief exposures to light wavelengths that rechar..

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Can we anticipate polling error? Jul 28, 2020by Staffin Latest
G. Elliott Morris send out a recent email covering one of the issues coming to the fore as Biden’s lead over Trump spreads to more states and widens nationally. While poll skepticism has reached all time highs after 2016 (although many national polls got the national vote right, and few polls could have picked up the razor-thin margins in PA, WI and MI, it’s worth looking at this question:Can we anticipate polling error?With 100 days to go, it’s hard to see how Trump stages a comebackThis post is a continuation…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/can-we-anticipate-polling-error/
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Can we anticipate polling error? Jul 28, 2020by Staffin Latest
G. Elliott Morris send out a recent email covering one of the issues coming to the fore as Biden’s lead over Trump spreads to more states and widens nationally. While poll skepticism has reached all time highs after 2016 (although many national polls got the national vote right, and few polls could have picked up the razor-thin margins in PA, WI and MI, it’s worth looking at this question:Can we anticipate polling error?With 100 days to go, it’s hard to see how Trump stages a comebackThis post is a continuation of sorts of the one I sent out to subscribers last Saturday. In it, we covered the topic of uncertainty in election campaigns, specifically how to think through what information we get from different data—and, crucially, what information we’re missing.A related topic (and one I’ve been receiving lots of tweets and emails about) is what happens if we see a 1988-type polling error again this year. I have rebutted that such a shift is unlikely now, for multiple reasons. The first is that political polarization has caused election campaigns to be less volatile and easier to predict; fewer swing voters means, well, fewer swings. But the second reason is that when polls miss the outcome of the election they usually miss in the direction of what we’ll expect from other information. In other words, we can often (though not always) anticipate the shift beforehand.In 1988, the economy was growing steadily and the president for the incumbent party, Ronald Reagan, was also relatively popular with an approval rating around 55%. So when Michael Dukakis’s 17-point polling lead disappeared it shouldn’t have been that surprising.But this year, the polls and fundamentals agree: Donald Trump is in trouble. The various polling averages have Joe Biden up 8-9 points in the polls and have the president’s approval rating 16 points underwater. The economy is also in tatters (or haven’t you noticed) and the rapid spread and intensification of covid-19 around the country threatens the government’s ability to stage a timely comeback. So, if we think the polls will miss, our best guess is still that Biden will win. That wasn’t the case in 1988, 1992 or 2000, when the polls moved rapidly toward the (more accurate) fundamentals over the course of the election cycle.Point being: over the next hundred days, a lot can change. But if you want to be empirical and rigorous about forecasting that change, your best bet is still on a healthy (though not assured) Biden victory.I’m intentionally little about the potential uncertainty in this exercise, of which there is a healthy amount. The point is instead to calibrate our expectation of movement over the remaining election cycle, perhaps so that people realize saying “But but but Dukakis was ahead by 17 points in July!” is actually a point for the forecasters, not against them.
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