With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders


A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state.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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