Gov. Jared Polis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks to reporters about the new coronavirus on March 22.

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he was issuing a statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday morning to try and slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

The order goes into effect at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

The decision to enact the mandate comes just days after Polis said such an order was unenforceable and not the right direction for the state.


But on Monday and earlier on Wednesday counties in the Denver metro area essentially shut down by each enacting their own stay-at-home orders.

Read more at The Colorado Sun. The Colorado Sun is a reader-supported news organization that covers people, places and issues of statewide interest. To sign up for free newsletters, subscribe or learn more, visit 

Load comments