Updates! Colorado State-at-Home Order - Explained
At the sound of what seemed like an alarm clock, but was not, most Coloradoans were awakened this morning by a statewide alert. The alert focused on reminding us of what we learned yesterday, that we are now officially on a statewide Stay-at-Home order. So what exactly does that mean? Shelter in place, isolation, and stay-at-home, all have similar and yet varying descriptions behind them. And what does essential business mean, anyway? Below are some resources we feel will be helpful for understanding some of these requirements and what you need to be prepared for.
Stay home except for essential needs. On the Colorado executive orders site, they have a link that helps to explain some of these areas. There are additional links, such as the FAQs, and a link to the full order itself, that also support other questions people may have.
The information highlighted includes how long we need to stay home and key points we should be aware of. There is also discussion on critical businesses and essential positions.
How long will we stay home? The order went into effect as of this morning and ends at 11:59 PM on April 11, 2020. However, it may be changed and/or extended depending on public health needs.
Critical Businesses - these are highlighted as well and specify industries which are considered as critical during this time.
List of Critical Activities, which include
Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine
Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
Seeking medical care
Caring for dependents or pets
Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
Participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties
For more information - reach out to us here at HRx Services!