Polis extends Colorado stay-at-home order until April 26

Last Updated by Linda Kotsaftis on

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, in an address broadcast on television stations across the state Monday night, announced an extension of Colorado's stay-at-home order until April 26.

The original statewide order was in effect until April 11. Polis' announcement extends that date, but ends it a few days short of an order announced earlier Monday by  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, extending the city's stay-at-home order to April 30.

In his address, the governor emphasized the need for people to stay home. If you need to go out, wear a mask, he said.

Polis said April "will always be known as the lost month."

He also encouraged everyone to safely join in a new tradition of going outside at 8 p.m. to cheer for first responders and others working to keep us safe.

He said recovering from both the virus and the economic devastation is possible if we all stay home.

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