Stay at home order issued for Aspen, visitors told to leave

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DENVER (The Aspen Times) — Health officials are ordering residents in and around the exclusive resort community of Aspen to stay at home as much as possible and telling visitors to leave. Under the order issued Monday night, Pitkin County residents can only leave home to deal with essential tasks like grocery shopping, getting medical treatment and outdoor exercise.

Last week, Colorado health officials warned that there was extensive spreading of the coronavirus in mountain resort communities, including the Aspen area. The county hopes to begin community-wide testing soon with a finger-prick blood sample test developed by a Colorado-based company.

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