Governor Jared Polis leaves a news conference in a face mask. Photo Credit: David Zalubowski; AP.

Governor Jared Polis leaves a news conference in a face mask. Photo Credit: David Zalubowski; AP.

The last call for alcohol just got a bit earlier in Colorado, as announced by Governor Polis on Tuesday.

In an afternoon press conference, Polis stated that bars and restaurants will no longer be able to serve alcohol after 10 PM for the next 30 days. Concern about the later serving hours was based on how a "state of inebriation" can impact efforts to stay socially distanced. 

Polis also said that he typically opposes "last call" laws, though not during a pandemic. Typically, Colorado bars and restaurants can have their "last call" at 2 AM.

Counties will be able to request variances from this order once the state again allows variance requests.

This hasn't been Polis' only attempt to limit partying during this phase of the fight against COVID-19. In recent days, Polis also dubbed summer 2020 as "the summer of no parties," calling on Coloradans to limit their large gatherings as part of an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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I've been sober since 1987.... but THIS.... those who love drinking will merely start 4 hours earlier.


drink till they are cute no matter the hour


This farce has drug on long enough. Tweaking numbers ona national scale is criminal. Masks don't protect anyone. The virus blows right through. This Govenor is following orders and pleasing his liberal masters only. Wake the *uck up sheeple.

Oliver Onion

the emperor has had no clothes for quite awhile now


Crazies like you are anything but woke. Ignoring reality is unintelligent.. If you refuse to wear a mask, businesses don’t want you, so stay home and pout.

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