This is an unsettling time in our communities, as the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Colorado grows and more health and safety measures are put into place. We here at KUVO want to let you know we hear you; the daily updates can seem scary and there is conflicting information about the best methods for prevention and treatment. As part of the Rocky Mountain Public Media family, we have additional resources to help provide trusted information so you can feel empowered to make the best decisions for you, your loved ones and your communities. For the latest, you can bookmark our resources page: kuvo.org/covid19
The Rocky Mountain Public Media family is taking the proactive step of canceling all of our upcoming community events, including those of KUVO Jazz and The Drop. We are working with our concert partners to see if some performances can be recorded and shared on KUVO to reduce social gatherings in the next few weeks. We’ll be reaching out with more information as new schedules are set.
Many of the event cancellations and recommendations for social distancing are out of an abundance of caution, to help prevent the person-to-person spread of the disease. These preventative measures are strongly recommended to greatly reduce the potential number of coronavirus cases, here is more information about how simple prevention can slow the spread.
There are confirmed cases all over Colorado, and in the Denver Metro area. The World Health Organization has labeled the rising number of confirmed cases a “pandemic”, here’s what that means and what they recommend Americans should do: Click here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also provided information about the best prevention methods and what scientists know about the disease.
For national coronavirus updates, check out PBS NewsHour’s website here.
PBS NewsHour is creating a special program about the public and personal health concerns of the coronavirus disease, it will air March 19 at 7 p.m.
If you have children in your home or care for young kids, here are resources to talk about what is happening:
Thank you for making KUVO part of your life, we look forward to engaging with you over the airwaves, and on digital and social media for now, and in-person again in the future.