Public Health Orders
- Orders people to stay at home unless they are engaged in certain necessary activities.
- Outlines what businesses and activities are exempt from the order.
- Requires people to follow social distancing rules when going out for necessary activities.
- Requires people to self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Read the full executive order, including the Governor’s FAQ on the Executive Order.
Retail Food/Restaurant Guidance
- Public Health Order (March 18). Implementation of Public Health Order English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese | Vietnamese (March 17)
- Guidance for the Public Health Order: Guidance 1, Guidance 2, Guidance 3
- Governor orders the temporary suspension of dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Read more on the retail food public health order...
- Restrictions for all visitors at skilled nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities. Read more...
- Limits gatherings to no more than 10 people.
Public Health Order 20-22 Closing Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gymnasiums, Casinos, Non-Essential Personal Services Facilities, and Horse Track and Off-Track Betting Facilities Statewide (includes amendments)
- Closes certain types of businesses where people tend to gather in groups, and restricts food service to carry-out, delivery, drive-up, and room service.
Medical marijuana exams
- Suspends a number of state regulatory statutes
Reduction of in-person workforce
Relevant to public health, the order directs the state health department:
- To issue a public health order that identifies what people and facilities must continue to operate at full capacity during regular business hours to make sure Colorado can provide goods and services to its people during the COVID-19 response in the state.
- To determine what businesses are exempt from the executive order.
- To develop a method to certify that businesses that continue operating have employees working no closer than 6 feet of one another during working hours and put other prevention measures in place. The order specifies that there may be penalties for not following the order.
In-person workforce reduction and social distancing
- Orders employers to reduce the number of people physically present in the workplace at any one time.
- Identifies critical businesses and government functions that are exempt from the order.
- Encourages critical businesses to stay open and follow social distancing requirements.
- Requires that all people observe social distancing requirements to the greatest extent possible.
- Encourages all people to practice “extreme social distancing.”