🌱 Blood Shortage + Homeless Impact Study + Cold & Snow On The Way

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Morning, neighbors! Brad K. Evans here with a fresh issue of the Lakewood Daily.

Monday's weather: Mainly cloudy. High: 43 Low: 25.

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Here are the top stories today in Lakewood:

  1. On top of COVID-19, Colorado hospitals navigating blood shortage crisis. The Red Cross has declared its first-ever national blood crisis, and doctors at Colorado hospitals are being forced to delay blood transfusions for people who really need them.(FOX31)

  2. Insight into the pandemic's impact on homelessness. The State of Homelessness report gives insight into the pandemic's impact by providing data about the situation within seven metro counties. (Gazette)

  3. Denver Weather: Cold and snow expected To hit front range Tuesday morning. A cold front will arrive sometime late Monday night, and deliver a round of snow that's expected to last through Tuesday morning and into the early to middle part of the afternoon. (CBS4)

  4. Benefit concert held for shooting spree victims. A benefit concert was held at the Oriental Theater on Sunday for the victims of the Denver-Lakewood shooting spree. Proceeds from the concert are set to be delivered to the Colorado Healing Fund and the victims' GoFundMe accounts. (9News)

  5. How to use at home rapid COVID tests. Using the at home tests are more likely to detect COVID-19 if a person is experiencing symptoms or has a high viral load, while the more sophisticated PCR testes are designed to detect a relatively small amount of virus earlier in the disease process. (CPR)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • COVID-19 Testing: Jefferson County Fairgrounds. (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • Downtown Golden: Development Authority meeting. (6:30 p.m.)

  • Kids Writing Group: Belmar Library. (6:30 p.m.)

  • Lakewood area high school: Sports schedule. (Patch)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to start this Monday! I'll see you back in your inbox Tuesday morning with your next Lakewood Daily update. — Brad K. Evans

This article originally appeared on the Lakewood Patch

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