Updates on COVID-19 & Resources

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is certainly not like anything we have seen before as a legislature. Thank you to everybody for hanging in there while we continue to work hard to do what’s best for Coloradans during this time. The legislature is recessed until March 30th, and we are all working full-time from home right now. There will be an Executive Committee meeting next Thursday, March 26th, to talk about next steps regarding the legislature.

Here is a summary of all of the important updates, announcements and actions from the Governor’s office and the Legislature at this time:

  • State of Emergency
    • On March 10th, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency. For details related to the emergency declaration, please go to this website.
  • Bans on Large Events, Dining-in, and Nonessential Services
    • On March 16th, Governor Polis ordered all bars & restaurants to cease dine-in service, limiting only to take-out & delivery, as well as the closure of large gathering spaces such as gyms, casinos & theaters and ski resorts.
    • On March 18th, Governor Polis issued a ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.
    • On March 19th, Governor Polis announced that all nonessential personal services including hair salons, tattoo parlors, and spas will be added to the public health closures effective immediately.
    • On March 20th, Governor Polis announced that restaurants that have liquor licenses can now sell liquor and alcohol for take-out.
  • School Closures
    • On March 18th, Governor Polis issued an executive order that all in-person instruction at schools in Colorado will be suspended through April 17th. More information can be found here. 
  • Drive-Up Testing Lab
    • On March 11th, CDPHE opened a first-in-the-nation drive-up testing lab for COVID-19.
  • Insurance Cost-Sharing
    • On March 9th, Governor Polis asked the Division of Insurance to issue formal guidance to health insurance carriers to promote telehealth services and to waive co-pays, deductibles, coinsurances and cost-sharing for people to be tested for COVID-19.

Here is a list of useful resources and recommendations by category:

Colorado Resources:

Federal Resources:

Health Care Information:

  • Connect for Health Colorado – There is currently a Special Open Enrollment Period for healthcare coverage from March 20th to April 3rd, created in an attempt to help Coloradans who are either uninsured or about to be uninsured due to COVID-19. Information on how to enroll can be found in the link.
  • COVID-19 Testing Information from CDPHE

Workplace, Labor & Employment Resources:

Our office is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Tracy: reptracy29@gmail.com

Lindsey (Aide): reptracyaide@gmail.com

Tracy Home Phone: 303.421.2787

Office Phone: 303.866.2950 (leave a voicemail and we will get back to you – we are checking voicemails remotely multiple times a day)

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