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"The next week of data is going to be absolutely critical," Polis said Wednesday, noting that the impact of the stay-at-home order was just beginning to reflect in data. "If we can achieve 70% [social distancing], we'll be in great shape."
Polis said the state would provide guidance to businesses how to return to work before lifting the order, including the maximum size for gatherings and how restaurants can re-open and in what form.
When asked about the possibility of widespread testing — either for the virus or antibody testing to determine immunity for the virus — Polis said the state would have a presentation on that topic before the April 26 lifting of the stay-at-home order. Polis said the plan includes much greater testing but also temperature checks and steps to avoid unnecessary gatherings.
"Testing will be done at a much greater scale," Polis said. "Those details are forthcoming."
PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The coronavirus-related death of a Florida man visiting Park County has authorities in that state considering closing the county to visitors. Summit and Gunnison counties have already closed to visitors.
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Ahead of the April 26 scheduled expiration of the statewide stay-at-home order, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy outlined what life in Colorado might look like as soon as next week.
“As it rolls off April 27, we need to figure out how to run the marathon now that we’ve run the sprint,” Polis said. “I hate to break it to you, but the easy part was the sprint.”
Herlihy said that to move forward without exceeding the state’s hospital capacity, Colorado needs to maintain social distancing, encourage elderly Coloradans to exercise further caution, people need to wear masks in public, and the state will need to pursue aggressive case detection and containment.