Governor Jared Polis on Wednesday issued a statewide "stay-at-home" order, starting this morning and going through April 11. The governor noted in the order that it could be shortened or extended based on the number and trajectory of COVID-19 cases. The governor also noted that data shows the measures taken so far have made a difference; however, the state needs to do more and go farther to slow the virus spread.
The Order is similar to recent local orders in the metro counties and aligns with the current voluntary order already given on social distancing. The Public Health Order mandates that all individuals stay home, except for critical businesses including construction and home building, infrastructure, and manufacturing.
Earlier today, the Governor's Office updated and clarified the Executive Order. The updated order can be reviewed here. The order specific to construction and real estate made the following clarifications:
For updates on all state of Colorado Executive Orders and other local orders, please click here to visit the CAHB's website.
Workplace and Worker Safety:
The new Executive Order, as well as many local orders, include warnings and fines as part of enforcement.
Click here for a toolkit from NAHB that will help further promote and institute Covid-19 prevention, preparedness and response plans. The toolkit can help make your company's policies safer and demonstrate to local government partners, trade partners and the community that we are going above and beyond to promote safe and clean worksites.
It is incumbent upon our industry to demonstrate that we are going above and beyond to keep our workers and other Coloradans safe. Our industry has received the privilege of continuing to work because we provide essential work. With privilege comes responsibility, and if we are not responsible that privilege could be taken away.
Donations of PPEs:
CAHB and local HBAs are working with our members and their partners to donate any excess personal-protection equipment (PPEs) for our hospitals and frontline medical providers working hard to defeat COVID-19. This equipment, specifically protective masks and eye protection, are commonly used in construction.
The Metro Denver and Northern Colorado HBAs are ready to accept donations at the following locations:
**At both of these sites there will be containers in the parking lots that you can simply drop your supplies into. **
For other donation locations in Colorado Springs and statewide, please click here.