Gov. Jared Polis extends stay-at-home order to fight coronavirus pandemic
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has extended the state's stay-at-home order to April 26.
"The sheer size of this crisis has forced us to take a series of drastic measures that we would have thought unthinkable, unimaginable, just a month ago," Polis said during an address to the state Monday night.
Polis noted the April 30 end date for the president's and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's federal social distancing guidelines. But he said he's "hopeful we can get things going sooner in Colorado."
Polis noted how communities across the world are stepping outside at 8 p.m. every night to cheer and applaud health care workers and other first responders on the front lines of fighting the virus.
"I want to encourage Coloradans to participate in this new tradition this evening and every evening," Polis said. "And let's also cheer our very own scientists at Colorado State University who are racing around the clock for a vaccine or cure."
"And when we achieve that cure or vaccine ... whether it comes out of Germany, South Korea, Japan or Fort Collins, it will be shared around the world to end this crisis and save lives."
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