An executive order released on March 19 extended a shutdown of restaurants and bars in Colorado, in addition to adding a number of other industries to the closure list.

While the initial executive order stated that all “bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums and casinos” would close to dine-in services (some places still have take-out and delivery), the latest update extended this to include “nonessential personal services facilities and racetrack and off-track pari-mutuel wagering facilities.”

The closure has also been extended to April 30, 2020, though this is subject to further extension. Originally, the closure was set for 30 days, starting on Tuesday, March 17.

“Nonessential personal services” include hair salons, spas, and tattoo parlors, among other things.

Read the full executive order here.

Elective and non-essential surgeries were also put on hold in Colorado via another executive order.

In the most recent update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), it has been reported that 277 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Colorado.

Of these cases, 38 individuals are hospitalized and two have been confirmed dead. There have been 2,952 people tested. Note that CDPHE updates are reported a day late. There has been an additional death today in El Paso County, bringing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to three.

Leave a Reply

What We Believe

We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More