“You do us proud, Denver!,” says police dept. as streets empty in Mile High City

Denver skyline at dawn. Photo Credit: 4kodiak (iStock).

The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus has turned the bustling Mile High City into something of a ghost town. Home to nearly 2.9 million residents, Denver has grown quiet with many streets appearing empty on the first day of a statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Jared Polis.

The Denver Police Department turned to Twitter to congratulate locals on staying home in the fight against coronavirus. In the tweet, showing several deserted city streets, the police told Denverites, “You do us proud, Denver!”

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In another tweet, the City and County of Denver explain that officers will not be actively pulling people over and questioning them for travel destinations during the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Jared Polis until April 11.

The order is not to bring panic. It’s meant to keep the 5.7 million residents of Colorado safe by staying home and restricting all non-essential travel during the viral outbreak that continues to spread.

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