DENVER (KDVR) — Gov. Polis announced new draft guidelines under “Safer at Home” and discussed Colorado’s efforts to prepare for a potential second wave of the virus on Monday.
Guidelines include residential summer camps, indoor and outdoor events, bars, personal services and non-critical manufacturing facilities.
Coloradans can click here to provide feedback on the draft guidelines.
The new guidelines will be open for comment for 48 hours, and will be finalized on Thursday, June 18.
“This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we have to find a way to sustainably live with this virus in our communities until there is a cure or vaccine. If we can continue to wear masks, stay six feet away from others and empower our local public health agencies to meet the needs of their communities, then we can rely on these tools to flatten the potential second wave and reduce future outbreaks,” Polis said.
“Strong local public health and health care systems will be critical to successfully reopening our economy. If the key message in April was that we need to flatten the curve, the message now is that we need to take personal responsibility by wearing a mask when leaving the house and social distancing.”
Polis says that communities that can demonstrate strong public health and health care systems, as well as low virus levels, can take on more control over their reopening plans.