Local businesses respond to 70% of Coloradans getting COVID vaccinated

EL PASO CO. — Although the country may fell short on meeting President Joe Biden’s goal to get 70% of people vaccinated by the 4th of July, Colorado is among the states to reach the benchmark. So how are local businesses feeling about the state’s vaccination numbers?

News 5 spoke to Dan Kesterson, the co-owner of Antelope Ridge Mead, about the topic.

“It shows progress that more people are getting vaccinated,” said Kesterson. “We’re really excited that people are getting vaccinated and that the numbers are going up and hopefully everyone can stay healthy this summer, and this virus can be eradicated or suppressed.”

The business opened ten days ago, and it’s a craft meadery that serves drinks out of 18 different taps. Kesteron said he started making mead about five years ago, and always wanted to start a business. He also mentioned, despite opening a new business during a pandemic, he’s hopeful about the business’ future, because of how many people have…

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