How Denver Residents Are Coping with the Anxiety of the Coronavirus

Posted: March 19, 2020

Read the 5280 Magazine article: 'How Denver Residents Are Coping with the Anxiety of the Coronavirus' which features our CPA President-Elect, Erin Baurle, discussing the effects of COVID-19 on the residents of Denver. 

The novel coronavirus is real—and it’s highly contagious. So too is the anxiety Denverites feel this week. Whether or not you’re physically ill, it’s becoming a starker reality every day that this pandemic is impacting everyone.

I was on Colfax Avenue last weekend and talked with a man who goes by the name Good Time Charlie. He was standing out front of a motel where he sometimes stays, smoking a cigarette. He offered a warm smile through his bushy gray beard when I approached. He told me he often eats and drinks from what he finds in trash bins. “But I’m not doing that no more,” he said. “I don’t want to catch nothing.”

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