On Friday, Colorado public health officials gave Douglas County the OK to reopen restaurants, gyms, houses of worship and the Park Meadows mall at 50% occupancy. This is the first time CDPHE gave a safer-at-home order variance to a metro-area county.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 deaths have been directly attributed to COVID-19 and more than 1,300 have been associated with the illness. Health officials also announced that there were more than 23,000 confirmed cases and nearly 145,000 people had been tested.

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Here are the updates from May 21.

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