Thanks to State Senator Kerry Donovan for passing on this information:
Reopening Colorado Slowly…
In the coming days and weeks, some parts of Colorado will move into a Safer At Home model of social distancing. Counties and municipalities may enact stricter guidelines than the state recommendations so please check your local guidance and adhere to that set of regulations. During a press conference on Monday, Governor Polis and state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy explained what Level 2 looks like.
Level 2 – Safer-at-Home
What will change IF your community adopts the state guidelines on the 27?
- We are strongly encouraged to stay at home except for necessary outings
- Vulnerable populations should continue to stay at home
- April 27: Retail businesses can open for curbside delivery following strict precautions
- May 4: Offices can reopen with 50% of staff following strict precautions and large businesses are advised to have symptom and temperature checks at entrances
- Elective medical procedures and dentists will be open with strict guidelines to ensure standards for personal protective equipment are met
- Childcare will be permitted to open with strict precautions
- Restaurants and bars can continue take out and delivery. Reduced capacity seating is being considered at a later date
- Personal services like salons, tattoo parlors, dog training, and personal training will be permitted to reopen with strict precautions
- Real estate can show houses but open houses are prohibited
Counties with stricter guidelines will supersede statewide guidelines, like as seen in Pitkin County where the stay at home order lasts until April 30. However, counties can also apply for exemptions. Eagle County has applied for an exemption because of their expansive testing and tracking.
For current modeling data, click here. For slides from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment from the Governor’s press conference, visit here. For news updates regarding changing state guidance, visit COVID19.Colorado.Gov.
We are expecting more details and guidance from the Governor in the coming days. Until then, remember this isn’t over and we must practice safe behavior like social distancing, mask wearing, staying home if you are sick, and good hygiene to keep moving safely forward.