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As kids head back to school, a check-in on COVID-19 and other viruses

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Dr. Lilia Cervantes, left, prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine during a pop-up clinic Friday evening, December 3, 2021, in the community center of the Villages at Gateway Apartments in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood.

On the heels of new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we speak with the head of infectious disease control and prevention at UCHealth, Dr. Michelle Barron, about how to interpret the new rules, including the CDC's decision to lift the requirement to quarantine if someone is exposed to the virus. Colorado Matters' host Ryan Warner also asks Barron about other viruses like the flu, monkeypox, and polio.