Denver residents have been ordered to “stay at home” as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow around the state.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued the new public health order on Monday, which will go into effect at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and last until at least April 10. Shopping at grocery stores, attending medical appointments, and exercising outdoors will still be allowed while maintaining social distancing.
The order also extends to closing recreational marijuana and liquor stores, playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and other similar areas. Medical marijuana shops are expected to remain open. Restaurants will also continue to provide take-out services.
Here’s a look at what people are saying about the stay-at-home order issued for Denver:
Mayor Michael Hancock has issued a new stay-at-home order for Denver residents. Here’s what the order entails. https://t.co/e2U44ZyAXq
— Denver Patch (@DenverPatch) March 23, 2020
Holy crap did Hancock just shut down Denver?
— Josh Sherman (@Sherman721) March 23, 2020
Well, here we go. Denver is at stay-at-home mode. I’m guessing neighboring cities will follow suit https://t.co/q9NfdE7rdE
— Matt Loves Charts 📈🇺🇸 (@NewMedia_Matt2) March 23, 2020
— Democracy (@RNBSNJD) March 23, 2020
— Alex Rose (@AlexRoseNews) March 23, 2020
So dumb for just denver to be put on a stay at home order when we have so many other towns just outside of Denver. People who live in Denver don’t always work in Denver 🤦🏼♀️
— amanda (@amomda_) March 23, 2020
BREAKING: Starting at 5p tomorrow, Denver will be under “Stay At Home” order until April 10th at least. Can still exercise outside, get take out food, go to grocery store, pharmacies. No hanging out outside (picnics, playing basketball games, etc). #9news
— Liz Kotalik (@LizKotalik) March 23, 2020
— Christine Rapp (@christinerappwx) March 23, 2020
Liquor stores, recreational pot shops and breweries in #Denver will all have to close per stay at home order by @MayorHancock. Next 24 hrs in those stores are gonna be busy! #COVID19Colorado pic.twitter.com/fNUINRNitP
— Jennifer Broome (@JenniferBroome) March 23, 2020
So all those people will travel outside Denver to get their needs. No chance of spreading the virus there. Good Call Colorado. https://t.co/cj89aaFqeY
— Johnny Utah (@JohnnyU2019) March 23, 2020
Can’t wait to see how many videos of fights at liquor stores in Denver tonight lol https://t.co/QTCcE8jaye
— Jedi (Season Suspended)Gamblor (@Goirishglory88) March 23, 2020
#Denver administration: during this shelter in place order, medical dispensaries will stay open, recreational dispensaries will not
— Bree Davies (@CocoDavies) March 23, 2020
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) March 23, 2020
What’s your take on Denver’s ‘stay at home’ order? Let us know in the comments.
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