05-17-20 CO Governor Polis Signs Executive Orders In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CO Governor Polis Signs Executive Orders In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

DENVER – Gov. Polis signed Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order authorizing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to reallocate existing funds from contracts with local public health agencies to COVID-19 response activities. This will provide local public health agencies more flexibility to use certain funds provided by the State to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Polis also authorized CDPHE to redirect certain State funds to behavioral research designed to inform COVID-19 recommendations and educational campaigns focused on minority and traditionally disadvantaged communities. Continue reading