Last Updated 2:41pm MDT, 6/17/2021

Overview

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The City of Denver is shifting its coronavirus strategy and closing some testing and vaccination sites, and some actors from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts are returning to the stage

Social Distancing

To limit the spread of COVID-19, officials in Boulder canceled the annual Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast fireworks show at Folsom Field.

Reopening

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company is returning to the stage. The new play “Wild Fire” will bring the DCPA Theatre Company back together in front of live Colorado audiences.

Business And Facilities

With more than 70% of residents vaccinated, the City of Denver is shifting its coronavirus strategy and closing some testing and vaccination sites. The new approach moves from an approach that emphasized quantity and is becoming more focused.

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Events

The Greeley Stampede has named a single grand marshal every year for decades, but because of the pandemic it is changing tradition a bit. Instead of choosing just one or two individuals as grand marshals, all first responders, educators, and health care workers will be recognized as honorary grand marshals.

Healthcare Status

As the COVID-19 vaccine remains on the top of everyone’s mind, pediatricians are urging parents to make sure their children are caught up on routine vaccinations. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found rates for routine vaccinations plummeted last spring during stay-at-home orders. Months later they rebounded, but not to pre-pandemic levels.

Schools

Metropolitan State University of Denver will offer its own vaccine incentive to students enrolled for classes in the fall with a scholarship drawing that will pay up to one year of tuition and fees. Five students will be selected.

Vaccine

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