We are headed into a Fourth of July weekend like no other.
Gov. Jared Polis has ordered the closure of bars and nightclubs after seeing COVID-19 cases spike in neighboring states — and start to grow in Colorado, too.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, warned Congress that the country is on track to see 100,000 new infections per day if we don’t change course.
And national attention about racism and police violence has turned to Colorado, where police killed Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man, last fall.
So how do we approach this weekend? For starters, wear a mask in public, do your best to maintain physical distance from others, wash your hands often, and if you attend a protest, get a COVID-19 test.
It’s also important that we all take care of our mental health. For many of us, that means not staying huddled inside during this summer holiday. But traditional backyard parties are out, and many fireworks displays have been cancelled because of the risk of spreading the virus.
We put the question to the team at CHI to see what they have planned for the weekend. Here are a few simple, safe ideas: