What’s stays open under stay-at-home order?


The move by Gov. Jared Polis orders Colorado to stay at home starting Thursday, but there are some big loopholes:

Hospitals, medical practices, dentists

Open for emergencies, while most elective procedures are postponed.

Grocery stores, drug stores, hardware stores

They stay open, but are asked to keep people safely apart while shopping.

The news media

Stays on the job

Banks, lenders

Get to remain open

Child care centers

They stay open, but must follow state guidelines.

Defense contractors, IT companies, automotive shops

They stay open, mostly. Many have voluntarily sent some workers home.

Trucking, farming

They stay in the fields and on the road. Warehouses and distributors will stay at work too.


Companies making medical supplies and other items deemed “critical” are among the exemptions. Call your employer to be sure.

Public safety

Cops, firefighter, two-truck drivers will be on the job.


Stay open under the order, but safe distances are required.

Food banks, shelters

Are exempt from the order