The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has partnered with United Way to make the 2-1-1 phone line the central resource and referral hub for state information and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone needing assistance can visit the main 211colorado.org website, or call 2-1-1 to be directed to the desired resource. Wait times may be extensive due to the number of people who are seeking help.
Primary resources available:
• Housing and shelter
• Food assistance
• Basic needs and financial
• Child care and education
• Crisis and emergency
• Aging and disability
• Youth and special needs
• Health Services
• Tax Assistance
• Mental Health and Addiction
• Immigrants and Refugees
• Pregnancy and Parenting
A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state.
The morning of March 25, Jefferson County Public Health, Tri-County Health Department and Boulder County Public Health each adopted very similar stay-at-home orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The orders covered about 2 million people in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties, stating that residents must remain at home except for certain approved activities and to perform certain jobs.
But later in the day March 25, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced a similar stay-at-home order for the entire state. The main difference between the orders was that the state's is scheduled to expire on April 11, rather than the April 17 date set by the health departments.
The afternoon of March 26, the day each of the stay-at-home orders took effect, a joint news release from the three area health departments announced the decision to pull back their orders.
"After much discussion and consideration, our three local health departments have decided to rescind our local level orders and formally adopt the state’s order. We believe this action will ensure social distancing requirements are consistent across the state, and that our communities are not confused by multiple orders."
For more information about the state’s order, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IzfYUaxEf-UFSVAzkY_b9Cf1OMPOdlxH/view
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