Updates from Gov. Polis and City and County of Denver
With more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases on average a day and one in 110 Coloradans actively contagious with the virus, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a call Sunday for businesses to continue to allow their employees to work remotely as much possible. Read Gov. Polis’ press release. He also announced last week that he has ordered the State Emergency Operations Center to return to level 1, bringing together all state agencies, federal partners and voluntary organizations to better coordinate and synchronize the state’s response to the pandemic. He issued an executive order directing all general hospitals to submit a plan to the state with their maximum surge bed count by Wednesday, as well as a complete surge plan to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by Friday. Read the Executive Order.
As infection rates soar, the City and County of Denver is providing additional support to the smallest businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with additional free PPE kits. These kits will help offset the expense of purchasing PPE and assist their employees, volunteers and customers in staying safe and healthy this winter. The kits include hand sanitizer, surgical masks and gloves and disinfectant wipes. If your business has 50 or fewer employees, register for the program today.