WATCH: Polis provides update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference at the Governor’s Mansion, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Denver. The state plans to begin to administer the virus vaccine to people who are 65 years of age and up as well as to educators in the next round of vaccinations set to start on Feb. 8.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on the state's pandemic response on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 p.m. from the carriage house of the Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion.

The governor was joined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric France, Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response Deputy Director Diana Herrero, and Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist and Chief Quality and Outcomes Officer Dr. Lalit Bajaj.

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Colorado's COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to rise, with mostly unvaccinated patients filling ICUs and acute care wards according to data released on Monday.

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that students and staff in Douglas County Schools will be required to wear face masks once more, blocking an order by the county's newly created health department.

Meanwhile, an audit found that Colorado's veteran living centers did a better job preventing COVID-19 outbreaks than other, similar facilities.

Note: The governor's briefings don't always start on time.