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5 things you need to know for Tuesday, July 20 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-20 08:22:15 –

Good morning in southern Colorado. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, July 20th:

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American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “universal masking” in schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics now says that anyone over the age of two should cover up the next school year and recommend those who are eligible for vaccination.

According to the latest public health orders here in Colorado, masks are not needed in school environments.

However, this is expected to change as the Governor’s Office states that it will continue to adjust its guidance to the CDC vaccine currently available to people over the age of 12.

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No reservation required for Pueblo Vaccine Clinic

Colorado health officials are encouraging qualified Coloradans to vaccinate at several mobile and pop-up clinics this week. Many of them are planned in Pueblo.

You can go to Solar Roast Coffee from 8am to 12pm on Tuesdays. From 1 pm to 6 pm, the clinic is located at the Lucero Library.

On Thursday, the Berkman Library clinic is planned from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Remember that the vaccine is free. No insurance, no ID, no reservations required.

Find a vaccine site near you:
El Paso County Health
Pueblo County Health

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Pueblo police launch emergency notification system

Pueblo police have a new system to inform people about emergencies.

The agency has launched a program called “Hyper Reach” that can send alerts in the event of an emergency such as bad weather, criminal activity or missing persons.

Alerts can be sent by text message, phone or email.

“This is a way to use technology to reach out to the community, extend reach, inform the community, and keep other events happening,” Sgt said. Franklin Ortega said.

If you have a landline phone, it is already registered.If you want to register other devices, you can do so here.

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God’s Garden Road will resume on Wednesday

Colorado Springs Utility said on Monday that it plans to open all lanes of the Garden of the Gods Road on Wednesday.

The eastbound lane is still closed, but two westbound lanes were reopened on Saturday.

Last Tuesday afternoon, after the water main broke, water flooded across the gods’ garden Br between Chestnut and Lucina on the west side of Interstate 25.

The crew had to dig up the road to find the 24-inch trunk connection that caused the problem.

Many companies in the region had to use alternative water sources, but the CSU said most companies had restored water.

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Get the latest First Alert 5 weather forecast

Hot summer air dominates the forecast this week, and it is unlikely that it will rain east along I-25.

It is the mountains in the west that are more likely to rain. The clear sky is filled with clouds until the end of the day, but stays dry along the front range and I-25.

The refreshing heat is on track today, with high pressures in the plains in the late 80’s and late 90’s. The temperature drops overnight in the 1960s and the clouds decrease.

Wednesday will be another hot day, with thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings.

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