Colorado Stay-At-Home Order: What's Open, Closed

Amber Fisher

This article originally appeared on the Across Colorado Patch

All Coloradans remain under a stay-at-home order until April 11. Residents are asked to stay at home "as much as possible" to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and save lives, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday.

Under the order, people are allowed to leave their homes for essential needs, such as getting groceries and picking up medicine. Going to work at a business that's been deemed 'critical' is also permitted.

The following businesses and services will remain open during the order:

Grocery stores



Bars and restaurants (for takeout and delivery only)

Gas stations

Liquor stores

News organizations

Post offices

Cannabis stores

Police stations

Fire stations

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare operations

Garbage and sanitation

Public benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid hotlines

Pet supply stores and veterinary clinics

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The following businesses and services will be closed during the order:


Entertainment and sports venues


Dance studios


Hair and nail salons


Tattoo parlors

Movie theaters

Amusement parks


Bowling Alleys



Community pools

Skate parks


The state released the following list of examples of critical activities that are allowed under the order:

  • 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

More information about the stay-at-home order can be found on the state's website.

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