5:20 p.m. Such is live!
Denver musician Such is doing the social distancing livestream thing. Check her out here.
12:40 p.m. A deep look at one family’s fight.
Pastor Terrence Hughes was running for state office when he contracted COVID-19. He’s been in an Aurora hospital for three weeks, breathing on a ventilator. The Indy’s Susan Greene spent time speaking to his wife, Rachel, who’s also sick.
11:30 p.m. Colorado now has 1,700 cases of COVID-19.
CPR also has a liveblog, and they’ve got a snazzy chart showing this virus’ curve across the state.
10:30 a.m. How are you dating?
I like to ask you things here on the weekend liveblog. Tell us: how are you dating while social distancing? I’ve heard about first dates over Zoom! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your tale of finding love in the age of coronavirus, and I’ll add responses here.
It’s been crickets, so far.
9:45 a.m. Denver says you can go outside, but stay distant
The city is reminding people “to practice physical distancing when walking, running, or biking in our parks.”
Nobody’s saying you can’t leave the house right now, but they warn: “Park rangers will be patrolling parks, enforcing and educating the community.”
9:30 a.m. The Rose Andom Center expects domestic violence calls to increase.
The stay at home orders implemented by Denver and Colorado are meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. But they can also be difficult for women in abusive relationships.
9 a.m. Breathing easy?
People have been wondering (me too): can we see impacts on air quality now that there are fewer cars on the road? Short answer: yes.
12 a.m. Oh no, LoDo.
I’m not a huge fan of describing the city as a ghost town right now, mainly because people are out and about, trying to make a living or to be outside – even if rush hour has all but faded. But last night, when the bars downtown would normally be super busy: It was kind of ghostly.