DENVER — In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) amended two public health orders, extending Safer-at-Home and Voluntary and Elective Surgeries and Procedures. People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are urged to continue to stay home except for necessary medical care, and the general public is encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and limit social interactions. The public is also advised to wear masks or face coverings when leaving their home.  

The Safer at Home Executive Order has been amended and extended until June 1, 2020.  According to that order, additional businesses can open with abundant precautions. This includes:

— Private campgrounds, effective May 25.

— Dine-in at restaurants, effective May 27.

— Day camps and sports camps for kids, effective June 1.

— Curbside service at libraries.

— Personal training at pools (indoor pools may have no more than 4 people).


Also included in this public health order, ski resorts are allowed to work with their local public health agency to reopen. For extensive information on Safer-at-Home, including sector-specific guidance, please visit

The second public health order extends the voluntary and elective surgeries and procedures public health order for 30 days. It is also updated to reflect revisions to dental practices based on new CDC guidance.

All services included in the public health order are subject to physical distancing requirements. They are also encouraged to implement symptom-monitoring protocols, including temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions, where possible.

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