Gov. Polis Signs Executive Orders In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

DENVER - Governor Polis signed Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order that increases Colorado’s Medicaid home health workforce and eliminates copays for COVID-19 testing for individuals who rely on Medicaid.  

The Governor signed an Executive Order extending the state’s disaster declaration. Normal in-person instruction continues to be suspended at all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the State through the end of the school year due to COVID-19.  Read the Executive Order here.   

The Governor amended an Executive Order concerning criminal justice, extending provisions related to the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) duty to receive and take custody of individuals and DOC’s ability to utilize the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility for the housing of inmates of mixed classification.  This will allow DOC to continue to manage its inmate intake process to prevent the introduction of inmates who may be symptomatic or asymptomatic with COVID-19 to DOC, in compliance with CDPHE and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

In March, the Governor issued guidance to improve safety for all law enforcement officers and the Coloradans they interact with, as well as detention center staff and individuals held in custody.