Stay-at-Home Order

Tri-County Health has formally adopted the State of Colorado's "Stay-at-Home" order effective Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m. until April 11 at 11:59 p.m. Please visit the Tri-County Health website to stay up-to-date on the latest information. Read the press release(PDF, 208KB) from Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department.

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Residents who suspect that someone is violating the order should first contact their local public health agency, Tri-County Health, to report any concerns. Residents may also file a report with the Attorney General’s Office at if local law enforcement or a local public health agency is unresponsive. Please see the guidance on the State Attorney General’s website for more information. - Stay at Home Q&A, Enforcement.

Governor Jared Polis has asked that all Coloradans wear a face mask while conducting essential activities. Visit the Colorado Mask Project to learn how to make a mask using material you already have at home.

Note: The use of medical masks like N95 face masks should be reserved only for health care workers. The masks everyday Coloradans should be using can be made with household materials.

Things You Should Know

  • Work from home is permitted and encouraged where possible.
  • Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, health care facilities, public transportation and other critical businesses will remain open.
  • Cannabis and liquor stores will remain open.
  • Although this order does not apply to critical business, social distancing will be mandated for those businesses that remain open.
  • All gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason other than critical business or government functions are banned.
  • All non-critical businesses statewide are closed to the public.
  • All non-critical businesses must close in-office personnel functions.
  • Keep employees working from home whenever possible.
  • Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout and delivery options are permitted.
  • Theaters, sports venues, casinos, and other gathering places are closed.
  • Pastoral services for individuals who are in crisis or in need of end-of-life services are allowed.
  • Houses of worship may remain open, but must practice social distancing or use electronic platforms.
  • You can find a detailed explanation of the order, and who it applies to, on the state website.

The State has not currently created a certification process for individuals who need to leave their homes while the Stay Home order is in place or for businesses to certify that they are critical businesses; however the Stay Home order is the law in Colorado and everyone is expected to abide by it.


Critical businesses

According to the State any business, including any for-profit or non-profit, regardless of its corporate structure, engaged in any of the commercial, manufacturing, or service activities listed below, may continue to operate as normal. Critical Businesses must comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the CDPHE and any applicable local health department. Critical Businesses must comply with Social Distancing Requirements and all PHOs currently in effect to the greatest extent possible and will be held accountable for doing so. Critical Businesses do NOT include health clubs as defined in C.R.S. § 6-1-102(4.6), fitness and exercise gyms, and similar facilities, or any of the other businesses required to close by PHO 20-22.

More Information

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Guidance on Critical vs. Non-Critical Business Professions

We Encourage You to Stay Connected

During the stay-at-home period, we encourage our communities to stay connected with one another and take steps to maintain health and well-being. Here are some ideas:

  • Call or video chat with friends, neighbors and family.
  • Go for a walk outside, but keep at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Plan a family game night with people who already live in your home.
  • Read a good book, listen to music or stream a favorite show.
  • Cook a healthy meal.
  • Get a head-start on spring cleaning.
  • Do arts and crafts — get creative and use what’s available in your home.

We want to hear how you are staying safe and staying connected. Reach out to us on social media @CentennialGov (Facebook, Twitter). Tag us with #WeAreOneCentennial

How long will we stay home?

The order goes into effect at 6 a.m. on March 26, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2020. The order may be changed or extended. Please check this page frequently.