The stay at home order that Governor Polis implemented has been lifted as of today, and many Colorado businesses are allowed to reopen under the new “safer at home” policy that took its place. The safer as home policy allows for businesses to open, but encourages people to remain at home as often as possible.

If you’re in Denver, you’re out of luck. Denver county extended the stay at home order until May 8. Outside of Denver county, personal services including hair and nail salons, dog grooming, massage therapy and personal training can also open under the same guidelines. Other businesses can open so long as they implement best practices, which generally mean limiting the amount of customers allowed in at one time, requiring face masks and gloves of employees, customers, or both, and maintaining six-foot guidelines between customers and employees.

For now, restaurants, bars, fitness centers and movie theaters are among businesses that are not allowed to reopen. Restaurants will continue to offer curbside pickup and delivery.

Denver and most of its neighbors — Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Jefferson counties — have extended their stay-at-home orders until May 8, so nonessential businesses must remain closed. All except Denver and Gilpin are allowing retailers to offer curbside pickup.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.