On June 1, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 091, Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors – essentially extending the previous Executive Orders 044 & 079, “Safer at Home”. This order has since been extended by Executive Order D2020 123 until 30 days from June 30th.
On July 23, Governor Polis has since extended Saver at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors 30-days from July 23, 2020 via Executive Order D 2020 144.
Public Health Order 20-28 has also been extended 30-days from July 21, 2020. We are currently on the 9th amended Public Health Order 20-28. Remember, this is the document that outlines what to do in your office (i.e. masks, gloves, screening patients, etc.). There are no major changes from the 8th amended version to the 9th amended version except updating consistent language to allow for 50 or fewer people in a common business space at a maximum of 50% occupancy for the location.
On July 9, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 127, Protect our Neighbors. This executive Order essentially allows counties to apply to move into the next phase after Safer at Home. CDPHE has outlined criteria each city must meet to be able to move into the next phase. Until the county is moved into the Protect our Neighbor phase, Safer at Home still apples.
During his July 16, 2020 press conference, Governor Polis announced that there will be a 2-week pause on all new applications from counties who are applying for a variance.
What does that mean for your office? Continue to practice as you have been practicing the last few weeks and during the month of May, June and July – following PHO 20-28 and Appendix E listed in the PHO.
As a reminder, Executive Order D2020 138 – extends the requirement for critical businesses to wear masks. Remember, chiropractors are considered critical businesses as we are healthcare providers. This Executive Order expires 30 days from July 16, 2020.
Read the full 9th amended PHO 20-28 here [updated 08.05.2020]