Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
DENVER - Governor Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Polis amended and extended an Executive Order pertaining to Disaster Recovery. The Executive Order amendments reallocate funds for COVID-19 related purposes to CDPHE and temporarily suspend a tax-related provision so that certain businesses and individuals that were required to cut costs during the pandemic do not face unnecessary tax-compliance burdens.
Gov. Polis amended and extended an Executive Order pertaining to hospital transfers that authorizes the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of (and redirect) patients to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The amendments and the extension of the Executive Order will help to ensure that Coloradans have adequate care as we continue to combat COVID-19, promote public health, and protect the ability of hospitals to serve those with COVID-19 and other conditions.