Dunkin' is saying thanks to healthcare workers with free coffee on Thursday, May 6, which is National Nurses Day. In a news release, the coffee and donut franchise said that the free Dunkin' is to show 'appreciation and support to healthcare heroes’ tireless efforts to keep us all healthy and safe,' especially this last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dunkin' (formerly known as Dunkin' Donuts) has two Northern Colorado locations that are open in Fort Collins and Loveland; Windsor is closed. No purchase is necessary but you must bring your healthcare employment ID badge, and you can get a free medium coffee, hot or iced. This is only while supplies last, and there are some limitations on the complimentary coffees.

Dunkin' Fort Collins - 2801 S. College Ave. 

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Dunkin' Loveland - 102 E 29th St.

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In addition to recognizing healthcare workers on Thursday, Dunkin' has been bringing food trucks to COVID-19 vaccination sites across the country... though, there wasn't one at mine.

Donuts and coffee aside, Coloradans are making great progress in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. According to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, as of Wednesday, May 5, nearly two million of Colorado's five million were fully vaccinated. Over 2.6 million (so, around half of the population) has had at least one dose. The vaccine is only available for the general public over the age of 16.

The NoCo Virus Tracker articles are made possible by our partners, the Keep NoCo Open campaign that reminds citizens to wear a mask, wash your hands, physically distance and support local as Northern Colorado recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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