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DENVER (KDVR)– Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon. It went into effect 6 a.m. Thursday and will last until April 11.

LINK: Read full order here

As defined in the order, the critical businesses will remain open while non-critical businesses are closed.

*This is not a complete list of the closures


  • Malls
  • Entertainment and sports venues
  • Gyms
  • Dance studios
  • Barbershops
  • Hair and nail salons
  • Spas
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Movie theaters
  • Amusement parks
  • Arcades
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Museums
  • Campgrounds
  • Community pools
  • Skate parks
  • Playgrounds


  • Grocery stores
  • Banks
  • Pharmacies
  • Bars and restaurants (takeout and delivery only)
  • Gas stations
  • Liquor stores
  • News organizations
  • Post offices
  • Cannabis stores
  • Police stations
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals, clinics and healthcare operations
  • Garbage/sanitation
  • Public benefits (SNAP, Medicaid) hotlines
  • Pet supply stores and veterinary services

A spokesperson for the governor issued the following statement:

“This order is an executive order, which means it’s the law of Colorado. It’s illegal to break the law. Residents who suspect that someone is violating the order should first contact their local public health agency to report any concerns. Residents may also file a report with the Attorney General’s Office at if local law enforcement or a local public health agency is unresponsive. For more information about public health orders and how they are enforced click here.”