Life Sciences + Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
By: Colorado BioScience Association Date: 03/26/2020
Colorado is now under a Stay-at-Home-Order issued by Governor Jared Polis. The order requires everyone in Colorado to stay in their place of residence, except for certain necessary activities, essential travel, critical businesses, or critical government functions. It will continue through April 11.
Critical Business Exemptions
Certain businesses that qualify as a “Critical Business” are exempt from this mandate. This includes companies and organizations in the life sciences, including (but not limited to):
- Research and laboratory services
- Medical wholesale and distribution
- Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
- Blood banks
- Medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers, including durable medical equipment technicians and suppliers
- Veterinary care and livestock services
- Critical manufacturing, including pharmaceutical, agricultural/farms, and medical equipment, supplies or instruments
You can find the complete list of what is considered a “Critical Business” in the full Public Health Order 20-24 here.
Important Note on County Orders
The Governor’s Executive Order states that a local public health authority may issue an order that is more protective of the public than the statewide directive. It also declares that any stay-at-home or similar order issued by a local jurisdiction remains in full force and effect.
In addition to the Governor’s statewide stay-at-home order, the following counties have issued their own orders:
- Adams County
- Arapahoe County
- Archuleta County
- Boulder County
- Denver County
- Douglas County
- Jefferson County
- La Plata County
- Larimer County
- Pitkin County
- San Miguel County
Please contact Colorado BioScience Association Vice President Emily Roberts if you have any questions.