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Mar 26

State and Local Public Health Orders Explained

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 4:06 PM by Julie Sutor

Guidance Regarding State of Colorado and Summit County Public Health Orders

On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued “Stay at Home” Executive Order D2020-017, and on March 26, 2020, the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued an Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements. The Summit County Public Health Department (SCPH) has also issued an Amended Public Health Order dated March 23, 2020, along with an Addendum dated March 26, 2020, in response to the State actions.

Summit County Public Health is offering this comparison of the existing orders in order to assist individuals and businesses in determining which provisions from each order apply to them. In general, the more restrictive provision applies and/or controls, so individuals must take responsibility to read and abide by all of the orders.

Below is a comparison of potentially conflicting provisions and identification of the more restrictive provision. The governing (more restrictive) provision is listed in orange.

Please note this is not a list of all provisions that may apply to a specific individual, business or activity, this is only to clarify what applies where CDPHE’s order conflicts or potentially conflicts with SCPH’s Order. Reading this list is not a substitute for reading the actual Orders. If you have questions about CDPHE’s Order, please call 211.

View the guidance on local and state public health orders.