Governor concerned about possible uptick of virus cases

Colorado News

Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference to outline efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Denver. Polis urged residents Wednesday to prepare for social distancing as a fixture of life even after restrictions on business activities are eased – at least until a vaccine or cure is found for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis says that despite a downward trend of coronavirus cases in Colorado over the past two weeks, he remains concerned about a possible resurgence of the disease as the state’s economy gradually reopens.

The governor said Thursday that Colorado has experienced a decrease in new cases in 12 of the past 14 days, but he warned that neighboring states like Arizona and Utah have seen an uptick. Colorado will soon enter a new phase with loosened social and business restrictions, and individual counties will be able to decide to reopen more businesses or allow larger social gatherings at the end of June or early July.

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