What you can and can’t do under Denver, Boulder’s stay-at-home orders


What you can and can’t do under Denver, Boulder’s stay-at-home orders

Denver and Boulder residents must stay home through April 10. Here’s the list of activities that are still allowed and businesses that will stay open.

 

DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam issued stay-at-home orders Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while also keeping open essential services and businesses.

The stay-at-home orders go into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March, 24, and will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, unless the order is extended past April 10.

Here is the list from the public health order of what will be open and closed, and under what circumstances residents can leave their homes.

The basics

Under the order, residents of the City and County of Denver and the city of Boulder are required to stay at home except for certain essential activities and to go to work only in essential businesses and services.

All businesses except those defined as essential will close their facilities, except for basic operations. Employees can continue to work from home.

Essential businesses like grocery stores should establish separate hours of operation for vulnerable people.

All public and private gatherings are prohibited.

All travel is prohibited except for:

  • Access to essential activities, businesses and services.
  • Care for elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable people.
  • Going to or from educational facilities to support distance learning or to get meals or related services.
  • To return home from outside Denver or Boulder.
  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order.

People riding on public transit must maintain 6-foot social distancing.

When residents can leave the house

  • To obtain medical supplies or medication or to visit a health-care professional for yourself, a family member or a pet. (A full list of allowed health care options is below).
  • To get supplies to work from home.
  • To buy food, pet supplies and household products for yourself, a household member or a family member.
  • To go to work in an essential business or service. (The list of essential businesses and services is below).
  • To engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, biking, running or walking a dog. You must maintain a safe social distance from others. Group sports are prohibited.
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household.
  • To purchase liquor and recreational marijuana; stores must adhere to “extreme social distancing” guidelines

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