Coronavirus in Colorado: What to know Thursday morning

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A Costco employee hands a package of paper towels to a shopper as the spread of the new coronavirus continues to bring out buyers in droves in search of what used to be common household items, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in a warehouse in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — “Now is the time to stay home” were the words from Colorado Gov Jared Polis as he issued a stay-at-home order Wednesday night.

The order starts at 6 a.m. Thursday and runs through April 11. It may be renewed, depending on the data.

Critical businesses are able to stay open, and if you work at one of them, you can go to work. Restaurants and bars are still open for take-out, but you’re asked to limit your time outside as much as you can.

In national news, the Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill after another late-night session. It includes relief checks for most Americans. Now, we just wait for the House to vote.

More information on Thursday morning’s top coronavirus stories:

>> Senate unanimously passes massive coronavirus aid plan

>> “Now is the time:” Gov. Polis orders statewide stay-at-home order

>> Gov. Polis asking law enforcement to ease up on arrests, release non-violent inmates

>> Non-profits team up to help those in need during coronavirus pandemic

>> COVID-19: the children at risk

>> Send some love to Colorado seniors in hospice care

>> Protective equipment drive Sunday benefits Colorado Springs hospitals

>> How to donate supplies to Colorado hospitals

>> Sam’s Club announces special hours and ‘concierge pickup’ for seniors

>> ‘Beary’ cute idea: Community teddy bear hunt

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