Answering questions about Denver’s stay-at-home order and what it means for you

Answering questions about Denver’s stay-at-home order and what it means for you

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock followed the lead of a number of states and cities Monday in announcing a “stay-at-home” order that steps up efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are answers to common questions about Denver’s new order, which is similar to orders that some jurisdictions have called “shelter-in-place.” When does Denver’s order take effect? The stay-at-home order takes effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday. It will last until April 10, unless it’s extended by the mayor. Who is affected by the stay-at-home order? People, organizations and businesses within city limits, though employers deemed “essential” will be allowed to operate. Working from home is encouraged for workers at “nonessential” businesses in Denver — whether or not they live in the city. What are the key exceptions for outside-the-home activities? Going to the grocery store, health care appointments, the pharmacy or outside to exercise. People also can deliver food and necessary supplies to others, or visit others’ homes to provide care. People who are sick and those who are at high risk of severe illness should stay home except to seek medical care. RELATED: Denver orders residents to stay home as coronavirus spreads: “We will enforce when and where necessary” The mayor emphasized that people should maintain 6 feet of separation from other people when they are engaged in any activities outside home, including at work for essential employers. What about takeout at restaurants? Restaurants can continue offering takeout, drive-thru and delivery service for food and drinks, as previous…

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