‘About 1 in every 49 Coloradans are contagious with this’: Gov. Polis says you know what you need to do


DENVER (KDVR) — With 15 counties moving into Level Red restrictions on Friday, Governor Jared Polis continues to encourage Coloradans to stay within the presence of their own household and limit time outside the home.

“Right now, it’s rather shocking, but about one in every 49 Coloradans is contagious with this,” Polis said. “So if you have three or four friends over for drinks or dinner, there’s a very high likelihood.”

He suggests to choose take-out or delivery and reduce the number of trips to the store. He reiterated limiting interaction with others especially indoors and without a mask on.

“Treat every interaction like that person that you’re talking to, could be a trusted friend or neighbor, could be a complete stranger, but treat every interaction like that person is contagious with coronavirus,” Polis said. “Because guess what? So many of us are.”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock also urged residents to stay home as much possible in a news conference this morning. The city begins Level Red restrictions including shutting down indoor dining and limiting 10 people in a gym on Friday at 5 p.m.

Both Polis and Hancock suggested alternate ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year by doing so virtually and avoiding travel and gathering members outside the household.

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