DENVER (AP) — Colorado will let its statewide stay-at-home order expire next week and allow a gradual reopening of businesses that were shut down to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Jared Polis said Monday non-elective hospital procedures and other suspended activity can start to resume as long as residents abide by strict social distancing and other protective measures. Polis credited widespread compliance with social distancing and shelter-in-place orders for an apparent leveling off of coronavirus hospitalizations. He urged residents who can work at home to keep doing so, to stay at home as much as possible, avoid large gatherings and wear masks and other protective gear.