Statewide ‘stay at home’ order extended to April 26

RBC | Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced an extension of the statewide “stay at home” order until at least April 26 in a televised speech Monday, citing statistics that indicate the original orders are beginning to “flatten the curve.” The stay at home order was originally scheduled to expire on April 11.

“The reason for the April 26 date is simple: because the data and the science tells us that staying at home is our best chance, our only realistic chance, to avoid a catastrophic loss of life — the deaths of thousands of our friends, our neighbors, our family members,” Polis said.

Polis mentioned our forefathers who rationed food, melted down pots and pans, and became heroes to do their part to win World War II. “That is the spirit we all need right now,” he said.

Polis acknowledged the frustration and anger of many who want things to “return to normal” and quoted St. Francis of Assisi about being the light in dark places.

Polis reiterated Friday’s recommendations to wear a cloth mask or face covering when going out in public.

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