Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

Thursday, June 18, 2020

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis today provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and praised Coloradans for their work to continue social distancing. 

“Colorado is the only state in the western region of the country right now that is seeing a steady decline in case counts, but if we are not careful by wearing masks and staying six feet from others when possible, we will lose that status here and nobody wants to see those trendlines go up,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We are just a few steps ahead of this virus, and as soon as we let up our case counts will begin to rise just like some of our neighboring states. I’m proud of how Coloradans are doing, but we have to remain vigilant - wear a mask when leaving the house, wash your hands and stay six feet from others because this pandemic is far from over.”

Gov. Polis today announced that the state is launching a new website that will serve as a one-stop-shop for information about telehealth. The Health at Home Colorado website, available in English and Spanish, is intended to encourage visitors to engage in virtual visits with their provider, through their insurance, or find free resources for accessing virtual care. In addition, the state has also created a toolkit with campaign materials that can be used by community partners to increase the awareness of virtual care. To learn more, visit 

The Governor praised workers at long-term care facilities for their difficult work to protect our state’s most vulnerable. In particular, the Governor highlighted the Columbine Health Systems, which is the first long-term care facility to experience an outbreak in Colorado and now has zero positive tests and zero residents with symptoms.

The Governor also applauded the Supreme Court’s ruling protecting DREAMers and encouraged Congress to take up comprehensive immigration reform. Colorado’s DREAMers and immigrant community are a critical part of the state’s fabric and contribute immensely to the economy. View the Governor’s statement on today’s Supreme Court decision. 

Watch the news conference.