Coronavirus in Colorado, June 12: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday said it is likely the coronavirus spread during the recent protests over racial justice in Denver — but what’s yet to be seen is whether that spread will translate to tens or hundreds of new cases.

Colorado’s numbers remained low, as 148 new cases were reported Thursday and the number of people hospitalized from the disease decreased by 14 to 168. Polis said the state is keeping an eye on neighboring Utah and Arizona, where numbers are climbing.

The economic fallout from the pandemic continues to deepen as 1.5 million in the U.S. filed for unemployment last week alone. Here in Colorado, the future of enclosed shopping malls is in serious jeopardy and a number of restaurants are announcing permanent closures.

In the Colorado Senate, Democrats worked feverishly in the closing hours Thursday to extend an eviction moratorium through October, but the talks collapsed as the session adjourned. With the eviction moratorium set to expire, an extension looks unlikely.

Meanwhile, as the sports world takes steps toward resuming play, we take a look at the new normal for Colorado sports fans.

For June 11 updates, tap here.

What’s new

  • Coronavirus and sports: What Colorado fans can expect from their new “normal”
  • “High-risk” retailers and virus concerns: How Colorado malls are rebounding from pandemic shut down
  • “People are going to end up homeless”: Inside lawmakers’ failed effort to extend Colorado’s eviction moratorium
  • Denver restaurants that have closed permanently due to coronavirus
  • New Colorado coronavirus cases remain low as hospitalizations continue decline


  • Denver’s free COVID-19 testing at Pepsi Center now open to anyone who may have been exposed
  • These Colorado grocery stores, retail outlets and restaurants have coronavirus outbreaks
  • More symptoms, no slam-dunk drugs: What we now know — and still don’t know — about the coronavirus
  • Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
  • Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

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