MAYOR HANCOCK: Extending Denver's COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA NewsRadio)

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will extend the COVID-19 stay-at-home order for the city.

KDVR confirmed the new stay-at-home order will run through May 8 or May 15.

Mayor Hancock tweeted his decision Thursday evening.

He said he made the decision after consulting with mayors in the Denver metro area and public health officials.

"Extending our stay-at-home order will give us more time to do the things necessary for our community to re-open safely & in stages. So, we need a little more time to scale up testing & tracing, & provide our resident & biz w/ the kind of specific guidance they are asking for," Mayor Hancock said in one of his tweets.

Mayor Hancock will speak about his decision and give more details on Friday at 10 a.m. MDT.

Denver's current stay-at-home order runs through April 30.

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