Colorado Local Health Orders
Polis and the CDPHE issued a Safer-at-Home order effective April 27th. Many counties have decided to follow this order completely, while others have extended their orders or implemented changes. Check out the list below to see if your county has tailored the order to their community.
*The information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice.
Many of the public health orders require residents to stay home except for essential activities or for essential businesses and government services or to perform essential public infrastructure. Reach out if you are confused as to whether your business is "essential," "critical," or otherwise exempt.
March 24 - May 8
All individuals in Denver are required to stay home, "except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing."
Denver extended its Shelter-in-Place order to May 8th but is allowing some business changes.
Tri-County (Adams, Araphahoe, and Douglas County)
March 26 - April 26 and May 8
The order requires Adams, Araphahoe, and Douglas County residents to stay home and businesses within the tri-county area to cease all activities, "except for essential activities, essential government functions, or to operate essential businesses."
Adams and Araphoe County will continue Shelter-in-Place until May 8th while Douglas County will follow the state Safer-at-Home order.
March 24 - May 8
Similar in most ways to Denver's order, Boulder requires its residents to stay home and businesses with facilities in Boulder to cease all activities, "except for essential activities, essential government functions, or to operate essential businesses."
Boulder County extended its Shelter-in-Place order until May 8th but is allowing some business changes.
March 24 - May 8
Similar in most ways to Denver's order, Jefferson County requires its residents to stay home and businesses with facilities in the county to cease all activities, "except for essential activities, essential government functions, or to operate essential businesses."
Jefferson County extended its Shelter-in-Place order until May 8th but, like Boulder and Denver, is allowing some business changes.
Eagle County (Vail)
April 27 - May 31
Eagle county received exemptions from the State-wide public health order requirements, implementing the "Phase 1 of Eagle County Plan for Sustaining Social Distance, a version of Safer-at-Home more tailored to its community. Travel into and around Eagle county is limited to county residents.
San Miguel County (Telluride)
March 21 - May 1
All residents of San Miguel county are required to "limit their movement and gathering with other individuals who are not in their immediate family" and to leave their home only to perform essential activities. Visitors are directed to return immediately and nonresidents homeowners are asked not to visit.
San Miguel county plans to align with Safer-at-Home starting May 2nd, with continued restrictions to visitors.
San Juan County
March 23 - April 30
San Juan County Sheriff implemented a 'Locals Only' policy. This order allows only essential services, HWY 550 drive through traffic, and San Juan County residents only." Visitors are instructed to drive past and to not stop or recreate in the area.
San Juan County will follow Safer-at-Home starting on May 1st.
March 23 - May 9
Residents are required to stay in their homes but may leave for certain essential activities. Visitors are directed to return home immediately and persons "considering visiting Pitkin County should stay home."
Pitkin County extended its Stay-at-Home order until May 9th to allow the county to "develop clear strategies and guidelines for preventing a surge of COVID-19 cases when the community moves to the 'safer-at-home' phase".
Effective April 28th, Aspen City Council implemented requirements for all persons to wear masks in public where physical distancing cannot be achieved.
San Juan Basin (Archuleta and La Plata County)
March 23 - May 7
The Health Director for San Juana Basin issued a health advisory, urging citizens of Archuleta and La Plata County to stay home to every extent possible.
The Counties of Archuleta and La Plata, the City of Durango, the Town of Bayfield and the Town of Ignacio, implemented a phased Safer-at-home order delaying the opening of some businesses until May 8.
Routt County (Steamboat Springs)
March 24 - April 24 and May 31
Routt County issued two orders: any gatherings of five or more people who are not in their immediate household are prohibited. All short-term lodging is prohibited (30 days or less).
Routt County will follow the Safer-at-Home order but extended its short-term lodging prohibition to May 31st.
March 25 - April 27
Grand County has issued an advisory for its residents to stay at home and for hotels to stay open only fo r those visiting to perform essential business. This is not a shelter-in-place order.
Grand County implemented a Safer-at-Home order on April 27th which aligns with the state.
Last updated 4/28/20.