Senator Steve Fenberg | COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update

13 Mar COVID-19 Update


A State of Emergency

Governor Polis announced on Tuesday that the State of Colorado is formally in a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus COVID-19. This afternoon, the leaders of the Colorado Legislature have begun to put in motion the closure of the General Assembly for at least two weeks.

This is far from ideal while so many critical pieces of legislation still hang in the balance, but the most important thing right now is to keep people healthy and safe.

We don’t know how bad this public health emergency might get, but we do know there are going to be many personal and economic consequences. In the coming days, Governor Polis will likely be issuing additional Executive Orders to provide clarity on how the state is responding to this crisis and issuing emergency orders on businesses and individuals to help relieve some of the impacts.



A note on the upcoming Colorado Primary

The political parties are scheduled to hold their County and State Assemblies over the coming weeks in order to nominate candidates for the June Primary ballot. Since this includes thousands of people convening all over the state, often in schools, we have been working on a bill to allow the parties flexibility for remote participation and deadline extensions. That bill, HB1359, was introduced yesterday and we will be coming in tomorrow, Saturday, to take a final vote and pass it into law before we adjourn.



COVID-19 Resources

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature will continue to work together to actively respond to the situation, and to provide additional information. Please keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter for further updates, in addition to the Governor’s Office and CDPHE.

To prioritize your own health and safety, please consult with local health care professionals, and take advantage of the resources that have been provided. Below is some information with up




If there is anything my office can do to help, please feel free to reach out and we’ll do everything we can to get you answers to questions or point you in the right direction.

Stay safe,