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.