Federal disaster declared in Colorado for COVID-19

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President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration request for Colorado on Saturday, freeing up federal resources for the state.

Colorado now joins California, New York, Washington, and several other states and territories in receiving disaster declarations. 

"Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Colorado impacted by COVID-19," a White House press release said.