Coronavirus news and updates from Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, and elsewhere in Colorado and the U.S.


- Colorado's health department released new regulations Thursday that will take effect across the state Friday, lifting nearly all capacity limits in restaurants, gyms and other venues. Read more here.

- While Colorado's coronavirus rules are set to expire this week, local officials don't know what baseline state rules will take their place in El Paso County, making it difficult for businesses and others to plan. Read more here.

-  For the second consecutive week, the number of coronavirus outbreaks in Colorado increased, continuing a reversal after weeks of improvement. Read more here.

- Patients who received COVID-19 vaccinations at a Colorado Springs medical spa were feeling frustrated and inconvenienced Wednesday after learning they should consider their doses invalid and restart their shot series. Read more here.

- A state-ordered pause in distribution of the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine left more than 122,000 Coloradans who have received the vaccine wondering what they should do next. Read more here.

- In a move that could reduce pandemic-driven restrictions on businesses, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told the City Council on Tuesday that El Paso County and the city won't order local coronavirus regulations this week when the state hands control to counties. Read more here.

- People who received an initial dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness clinic in Colorado Springs should consider that dose invalid and start the shots anew, state health officials announced late Tuesday night. Read more here.

- Colorado will comply with a federal recommendation to pause the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six cases of blood clots associated with the doses were reported nationwide and a week after a small number of adverse effects from the vaccine were reported in Commerce City. Read more here.

- In a move that could reduce pandemic-driven restrictions on businesses, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told the City Council on Tuesday that El Paso County and the city won't order local coronavirus regulations this week when the state hands control to counties. Read more here.

- Coloradans can now self-schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online with UCHealth, the health system announced Tuesday. Read more here.

- Douglas County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to pull out of Tri-County Health Department's public health order and will allow restaurants to operate at 100% capacity beginning Friday. Read more here.

- Roughly 220 Fort Carson soldiers returned to Colorado Springs after a 60-day deployment to Los Angeles. While there, they helped administer more than 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more here.

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