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What Will Begin To Open, And What Remains Closed, Under Colorado's New 'Safer At Home' Guidelines

Gov. Jared Polis addresses the state about the COVID-19 response on April 6 from the governor's mansion.

Gov. Jared Polis announced earlier this week that the state will begin gradually reopening once the current stay-at-home order expires on Sunday, April 26. Here's a quick rundown of what will change, and what won't, starting next Monday.

Re-openings with precautions

Some non-essential businesses that were closed during the stay-at-home order can start to re-open on April 27, but are required to enact strict social distancing precautions and limit the number of people allowed inside. These include:

  • Daycares
  • Personal care services (hair salons, tattoo shops, dog grooming, personal training)
  • Elective medical offices and dentists can open with personal protective equipment in place
  • Non-essential retail businesses can offer curbside pickup starting Monday, and open to the public starting May 1

Partial re-openings

  • Non-critical offices can return to 50% capacity starting May 4
  • Large workplaces are advised to check temperatures of employees

Still closed

  • Bars, restaurants and event centers remain closed
  • Schools remain closed for in-person classes

Polis also outlined new "safer at home" guidelines for the public to follow going forward. People are encouraged to continue physical distancing, limit unnecessary social interactions and wear masks while in public.

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