Governor Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus.
The Public Health Order requires that all people in each county stay at their place of residence, and that they make every effort possible to conduct only essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication and/or engaging in outdoor activities like walking or running while still following other social distancing practices.
These Stay-at-Home Orders are in addition to other recently issued public health orders that promote social distancing, such as those from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The Tri-County Health Department has decided to rescind their local level Orders and formally adopt the state’s Order
Stay in Place makes it very clear that Coloradans should take extreme steps to avoid contact with anybody outside their household and minimize contact in public places that could be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing is an important first step in preventing the spread of a disease like COVID-19 that allows people to go about their daily activities while taking extra health and safety precautions. The Stay in Place order requires people to remain in their homes unless they are going to or from work or doing
an essential task like going to the grocery store or walking a pet.
Residents may still enjoy walking paths, trails and open spaces in the Town of Bennett and we recommend continuing to practice social distancing of at least six feet from others while you recreate. To ensure the safety of our community and staff, playgrounds in the Town of Bennett, including Trupp Park, Future Park, Centennial Park, Brothers Four Park, the Skate Park and other similar areas will be closed as of Thursday March 26, 2020.
During the stay-at-home period, we encourage our communities to stay connected with one another and take steps to maintain health and well-being. Here are some ideas:
- Call or video chat with friends, neighbors and family.
- Go for a walk outside, but keep at least 6 feet away from others.
- Plan a family game night with people who already live in your home.
- Read a good book, listen to music or stream a favorite show.
- Cook a healthy meal.
- Get a head-start on spring cleaning.
- Do arts and crafts — get creative and use what’s available in your home.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Stay-at-Home Order
- AMENDED PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-24 IMPLEMENTING STAY AT HOME REQUIREMENTS
- Executive Order Ordering Coloradans to Stay at Home Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State