DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis is already looking ahead to flu season while in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Polis sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking for help to make sure Colorado is prepared.

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Polis said the combined impact of coronavirus and the flu has the potential to overwhelm our health care system.

Polis said he will continue to urge all Coloradans to get the flu shot. He also asked the CDC to continue helping the state obtain masks, shields and gloves.