Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19

Colorado News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference about the increase in COVID-19 cases and how parents need to enroll their children in school during the pandemic Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER, Colo. —  Governor Polis took action today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Governor Polis signed an Executive Order authorizing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients in order to allow them to respond to the surging number of COVID-19 cases.

The State continues to urge all Coloradans do three key things:

  • Do not gather with people you do not live with
  • Wear a mask when outside of your home
  • Stay six feet away from others

Last week, CDPHE released a modeling report which estimates 1 out of every 49 Coloradans is infected with COVID-19.

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