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Colorado Local Health Orders

While Polis issued an stay-at-home order for Colorado, some counties and municipalities issued their own health and shelter-in-place orders. The orders share many similarities but have distinct differences and requirements for their residents, businesses, and visitors.

*The information on this page  is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice.

Many of the Shelter-in-Place 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.

Denver

March 24 - April 10

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."

Tri-County (Adams, Araphahoe, and Douglas County)

March 26 - April 17

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."

Boulder

March 24 - April 10

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."

Eagle County (Vail)

March 19 - April 17

All events of more than ten people are prohibited, all school are closed, and restaurants, bars, and gyms are to close unless they may provide delivery and take out. Certain businesses or events are exempt from the order. This is not a shelter-in-place order.

San Miguel County (Telluride)

March 21 - April 10

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 Juan County

March 23 - April 17

San Juan County Sheriff is 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.

Pitkin County

March 23 - April 17

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."

San Juan Basin (Archuleta and La Plata County)

March 23 - determined no longer necessary 

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. This is not a shelter-in-place order.

Routt County  (Steamboat Springs)

March 24 - April 24

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). These are not shelter-in-place orders and businesses may stay open by following specific "mitigation requirements."

Grand County

March 25

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.

Larimer County

March 26 - April 17

All residents in Larimer County must stay-at-home except for "certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing" and all businesses with a facility in Larimer County must cease activities in the facility except for minimum basic operations. 

Last updated 3/25/20 6pm MST.