Colorado Governor Shuts Food Service, Theaters, Casinos For 30 Days To Fight COVID-19
Gov. Jared Polis ordered bars and restaurants to cease food service and shut down theaters, casinos and gymnasiums across the state on Monday afternoon, ahead of the expected St. Patrick’s Day crowds.
The order is for the next 30 days.
âThese establishments can stay open, but that’s for take out, delivery and room service,â Polis said of the restaurants.
The order / guidance follows an announcement by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock closing restaurants, except delivery and take-out, in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Since Denver allows customers to take alcoholic beverages off the premises, it has effectively closed all bars. The order of Polis would also exempt take-out meals.
Colorado now has 160 positive cases of the coronavirus, with 20 people hospitalized, Polis said. “We know there are probably thousands in Colorado” who have the virus, Polis said.
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