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The Long Haul

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1,000,000 Coloradans have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Nearly 11,000 in the state have died. Tens of thousands have lost their jobs.


Behind those numbers are individual stories. 


Stories of lives lost and illnesses that just won’t go away.

Stories of isolation, and of communities finding ways to come together. 

Stories of hardship, and of new beginnings.

Stories of long-broken systems, and efforts to build those systems in new ways.

Looking back, nearly two years since Colorado confirmed its first case of COVID-19, we have a better sense of what we've lost: the lives, jobs, businesses, and opportunities.


What we don't know is what the future will look like.


In this ongoing series, Rocky Mountain PBS will share personal stories of the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on what our communities have been through and where they are heading next.

RMPBS Specials

The Long Haul - Voices of the pandemic in Colorado

Voices of the pandemic: RMPBS explores the impacts of COVID-19 on individual Coloradans.

The Long Haul | Featured Stories

Timeline: A Year of COVID-19 in Colorado

Parallax photograph courtesy Kalen Jesse Photography