Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is answering questions and giving an update Tuesday on the state's response to COVID-19.
With nearly a half-million tests conducted in Colorado, the state reported 44,565 positive cases as of Monday evening. Information on the state's case count can be found here.
Polis announced that Coloradans with kids in schools will get food benefits even if school districts start later or go virtual. Those food benefits will be delivered electronically.
The governor also referenced schools reopening by encouraging cohort isolation. He said students should be grouped into pods and shouldn't be "all together at lunch" or at recess. School districts will also be getting "outbreak handbooks" with tips and guidelines on how to handle coronavirus transmission in schools.
We'll update this article when more information is available from the news conference.