DENVER – Governor Jared Polis issued the following statement in response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issuing a stay-at-home order for the city and county of Denver.
“Last week, San Miguel issued
a stay at home order for non-critical functions and additional isolation measures were also taken in Gunnison, Eagle, and Summit counties. Today the city and county of Denver issued a similar order. I’m strongly in support of these local efforts, and it’s
extremely important that just as our state is acting boldly and urgently, that our county health departments are also taking strong actions guided by science, data, and the real-life situation on the ground including taking into account local factors like
population density and concentration of Coronavirus cases, to best contain the spread of the virus. Thank you to Mayor Hancock and other local leaders making strong moves to reduce the spread of the virus in communities across our state.”