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FOX21 News is hosting a panel discussion about the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the impacts it will have on southern Colorado.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers will be answering city questions, Dr. Leon Kelly will be answering health-related questions, UCCS Economic Forum Director Tatiana Bailey will answer questions related to the economic impact, and D-12 Superintendent Walt Cooper will answer questions regarding education.
The panelists will answer your questions in real-time. You can CALL (719) 955-3021, TEXT questions to (719) 644-5902, or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
The panel will run on-air and online from 9 – 10 p.m. Tuesday on FOX21 News.
As of Monday afternoon, 160 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Colorado.
On Monday, Governor Jared Polis put a 30-day temporary closure of all gyms, bars, coffeehouses, casinos, theaters and dine-in restaurants. Restaurants may offer a delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service.
The Governor also encouraged social distancing practices by giving examples using #DoingMyPartCO on social media platforms.
Also, Colorado Springs is under a state of emergency. Health experts say they believe there is now a “community spread” of COVID-19 in El Paso County. Community spread means health experts are not able to identify how or where someone was infected.
Several southern Colorado school districts are providing free meals to students while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the sites are providing meals to any child under the age of 18. The child does not have to be a resident in that district.