State Health Department Releases Safer-at-Home Public Health Order and Launches Safer-At-Home Website Landing Page
DENVER, April 27, 2020: In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) enacted a public health order, implementing Safer-at-Home. Per the order, some businesses can open with abundant precautions; people 65 and older and those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 must continue to stay home; and the general public is strongly advised to stay at home and only leave for specific tasks. The order is intended to better support the state’s social, mental, and economic health while responding to this pandemic.
For extensive information on Safer-at-Home, including sector specific guidance, please visit covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home.
All services included in the public health order are subject to physical distancing requirements and are still encouraged to implement telework options and staggered schedules when possible. They are also encouraged to implement symptom monitoring protocols, including workplace temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions, where possible. Additional guidance can be found here.
To read the latest version of the public health order, click here. To see frequently asked questions, click here. The order went into effect at 6 a.m. on April 27, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2020. The order may be changed or extended. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.