Colorado reopening with social distancing guidelines

Colorado’s stay at home order expired on April 26 and was replaced with a “Safer at Home” mandate to slow the reopening of the state.

Many businesses will be allowed to begin reopening over the next few days, including retail stores, medical and dental offices, salons, gyms and general offices. All reopened businesses must adhere to strict social distancing measures.

Here are a few highlights from an article by the Colorado Sun:

Curbside retail sales can begin Monday. Real estate showings — but not open houses — can resume. 

Voluntary or elective medical, dental and veterinary surgeries and procedures may resume Monday if facilities are following required safety protocols. 

On May 1, retail stores can reopen for in-person shopping. Personal services businesses, like barbershops, salons, personal trainers and tattoo parlors, can reopen as well. All businesses must follow strict social distancing measures. 

On May 4, offices can reopen with up to 50% of their workforce as long as they are following strict social distancing measures. Telecommuting is strongly encouraged whenever possible.