Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order expires April 27, and the Governor is instead instituting a ‘safer-at-home’ model, with suggestions for how businesses can begin to reopen. Businesses will have guidelines that still implement the six foot social distancing rules that have been in place.

The general public was given the following model:

  • Encouraged to stay at home unless necessary.
  • Strongly advised to wear face coverings when out.
  • No gatherings over 10 people.
  • Sick people may not go to work.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.

The following businesses will be allowed to reopen under the specified conditions:

Non-critical offices

50% open with strict precautions.

Large workplaces advised to have symptom/temperature checks.

Telecommuting maximized.

Restaurants/bars/event venues

Takeout/delivery only.

Exploring phased-in reduced capacity opening.


Open, with strict precautions.

Educational institutions (colleges/K-12)


Personal services (hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, dog grooming, personal trainers, etc.)

Open, with strict precautions.

Elective medical procedures

Open, with strict precautions including PPE and ability to meet critical care needs.

Real estate

Showings allowed, with strict precautions and social distancing.

Open houses not allowed.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.