Coronavirus in Colorado, March 26: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday ordered the majority of Colorado’s residents to stay home in the state government’s most forceful attempt yet to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order came into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday and expires April 11.

People will still be allowed to attend to essential tasks: going to the grocery store, filling prescriptions, doing laundry and picking up take-out food. Taking walks and hikes are still fine, as long as you stay 6 feet from the nearest person. Here is an FAQ on the latest orders.

Colorado health officials announced on Wednesday eight more people have died, bringing the state’s total to 19. There are 174 new positive cases, which now totals 1,086.

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Here are the previous days’ updates: March 24 | 25


Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
School closures
Event cancellations
Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
How social distancing works and what it means for you
These Denver restaurants will offer delivery, takeout during coronavirus shutdown

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