Coronavirus: Colorado Update April 2020

Good News for Colorado

On the evening of April 6, 2020, Governor Polis, while wearing a cloth facemask printed with a Colorado logo, extended Colorado’s Stay-at-Home order until April 26.  He also shared some welcome news: social distancing measures are working.  The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Colorado has decreased markedly, from doubling every 1.5-2 days, to doubling every 6-7 days.  Also promising: the rate of new hospitalizations is holding steady, not increasing.  This means we, as a state, are doing pretty well at keeping the virus in check.  However, Governor Polis also emphasized that we need to keep doing our part.  The order may continue to be extended.  It will be lifted when it is safe to do so, not before.

  • You can find Colorado’s entire Stay-at-Home Order here.

The Federal Government’s New Guidelines

The Federal government has issued social-distancing guidelines as well, effective until April 30.  And the Center for Disease Control recently updated their recommendations to include wearing a cloth mask (like a bandana) in public places where 6 foot spacing might not be possible.

  • You can find the CDC’s entire list of recommendations here.

We’re Still Here For You

At Shafner Law, we are working remotely.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, are sick, or newly jobless.  We are grateful to everyone working in health care, grocery stores, suddenly-online schools, and the many other institutions and businesses upon which our society depends.  Thanks to everyone, too, for following the guidelines and taking them seriously.  You are saving lives.  The more we social distance, the sooner we can get back to normal.

A new normal, perhaps.  But maybe one that’s a little more compassionate, a little less frantic.  If this virus is teaching us anything, it’s that we’re all in the same leaky boat.  So if it doesn’t feel too weird, give a smile to a fellow human today.  Online, through a mask, or from six feet away.

Article by Molly Fuscher