Governor Polis gave a statewide address this evening, the first evening address he has made while in office. There was not much new information, it was really meant to inspire Coloradans to do their part by staying home and wearing masks when they do go out, to make sure that the state gets through this crisis with as little loss of life as possible. The big update was that the statewide stay at home order, set to end on April 11, is now extended until April 26th. He expressed frustration that the state still doesn’t have access to testing and other supplies. The average doubling of cases is now every 6 or 7 days, at one point the number of cases was doubling every 1 or 2 days. This shows that the social distancing measures is working to flatten the curve. He thanked Army Corps of Engineers and hospitals that have been working to expand hospital bed capacity. He touched on the federal relief package and what supports it provides for individuals and businesses. Governor Polis also briefly shared what state has done to provide support through delaying certain tax payments. Throughout the speech, he implored Coloradans many times to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.
COVID In Colorado Figures:
- 5,172 cases
- 994 hospitalized
- 54 counties
- 26,875 people tested
- 150 deaths
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Monday, April 6, 2020
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Gov. Polis Takes Further Action To Address COVID-19
DENVER - Gov. Polis signed Executive Orders today taking further action to address COVID-19 in Colorado.
Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order amending and extending D 2020 017 to extend the state-wide stay at home order until April 26, 2020. View here. The Governor also rescinded Executive Order D 2020 013 requiring all Colorado employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50%. This is being rescinded because it is superseded by the stay at home Executive Order. Read the Executive Order here.
The Governor also signed an Executive Order extending D 2020 012, which limits evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections, as well as expedites unemployment insurance claims processing. Read the Executive Order here.
Gov. Polis is taking steps to help families and businesses by extending additional tax filing and payment deadlines. Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order issuing a one-month extension for filing and remitting state and state-administered local sales tax. Read the Executive Order here.
In addition, the Governor extended Executive Orders on the temporary suspension of elective and non-essential surgeries and procedures, the closure of ski areas, the suspension of in-person requirements for notarizations, and the issuance of marriage licenses when county clerk and recorder offices are closed, as well as the suspension of other regulatory requirements, including clarifications to alcohol delivery and takeout, requirements related to taxicab carriers, in-person processes for background checks, and driver’s license and identification card renewal, due to the presence of COVID-19.