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Posted on: April 27, 2020

State releases Safer at Home guidance for businesses to reopen

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State releases Safer at Home guidance for businesses to reopen 

This guidance will guide Douglas County businesses opening May 1 and Adams and Arapahoe counties businesses opening May 9



Adams County

Arapahoe County

Douglas County

April 27, 2020

Operating Under Stay-At-Home Order w/ curbside pickup for non-Critical retailers

Operating Under Safer-At-Home Order, non-Critical retailers can begin sales through curbside, Real estate showings can resume

May 1, 2020

Operating Under Stay-At-Home Order w/ curbside pickup for non-Critical retailers

Operating Under Safer-At-Home Order, Retail and Personal Services can open if implementing best practices

May 4, 2020

Operating Under Stay-At-Home Order w/ curbside pickup for non-Critical retailers

Operating Under Safer-At-Home Order, Offices can reopen at 50% reduced capacity, if best practices are being implemented.

May 9, 2020

All businesses operating Under Safer-At-Home Order, Retail and Personal Services can open if implementing best practices. Offices can open at 50% reduced capacity, if best practices are being implemented. Businesses should still use telecommuting to the greatest extent possible.


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued Public Health Order 20-28 and supplemental guidance on April 27, 2020. This information includes detailed guidance for specific industries including child care facilities, field services, office-based businesses, personal services and retail. While metro area counties have extended the Stay at Home Order through May 8th, this guidance will help those businesses beginning operations this week in Douglas County and will guide businesses in Adams and Arapahoe Counties who anticipate reopening on May 9th.  In addition, Tri-County Health Department released guidance for retail businesses offering curb-side service and delivery that began today in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

“It is critical for our economic health and our physical and mental health to begin to carefully reopen our businesses,” said John M. Douglas, Jr., MD, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department. “COVID-19 can’t go anywhere without you! You are the key to our successful reopening. We all have to do our part in reducing the spread of coronavirus. We are still expected to stay home as much as possible under both the Stay at Home and the Safer at Home orders. Why?-- because COVID-19 doesn’t read orders, it’s a virus, it just needs you to transfer it to other people.  Stay at home as much as possible; stay vigilant about cleaning, handwashing, and masking when in public places and businesses; and stay healthy!”

Businesses should use the information provided by CDPHE in preparation of opening. Before opening, all businesses regardless of location must implement all social distancing, employee health screening, sanitation, and safety protocols. Businesses should still use telecommuting and flexible schedules to the greatest extent possible.

For guidance on specific businesses visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home

 

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