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Gov. Polis answers COVID-19 questions in statewide town hall

Polis joined 9NEWS, KRDO and KKCO/KJCT for Connecting Colorado: COVID-19, a town hall where only questions from residents across Colorado were asked.

COLORADO, USA — Gov. Jared Polis (D) talked with 9NEWS anchor Kyle Clark during a one-hour town hall to answer questions from around Colorado about the state’s response to COVID-19. The event was televised across the state on 9NEWS in Denver, KRDO in Colorado Springs and KKCO/KJCT in Grand Junction and aired on Colorado Public Radio.

All the questions are from residents around Colorado. More than 500 questions were submitted for the town hall. The questions have been reviewed and several have been selected.

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>>The video above is the state address Polis made April 6. You can watch the town hall below.

The town hall is also available on 9NEWS.com, 9NEWS YouTube channel, 9NEWS Facebook and the free 9NEWS phone apps and free Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV apps.

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WATCH: Connecting Colorado: COVID-19 

It was confirmed on March 5 that Colorado had its first official case of COVID-19. In the month since, that number has grown by thousands, and there are surely more cases going undetected. Hundreds of Coloradans have been hospitalized and the state’s death toll passed 100 on Friday. 

Polis wrote a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking for millions of more masks and 10,000 ventilators from the federal supply, expressing that Colorado is “facing a crisis-level shortage” as we continue into April.

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