After restrictions were lifted two weeks ago allowing in-person service to bars and nightclubs, Polis has reversed this decision as of yesterday due to a a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in Colorado. This comes after many states have had record-breaking numbers of new cases.

Polis noted the surges neighboring states are experiencing. He said he does not want Colorado to “become a mecca” for people visiting bars. “We don’t want to stand out,” he said.

“There is not a way that we have found for them to be a reasonably safe part of people’s lives during the month of July, in our state.”

“Having bars and nightlife in an unsustainable way is too big of a risk in Colorado,” he said. “It’s too big a risk of schools being too unsafe to return to, it’s too big a risk of having to close gyms and pools.”

The new restrictions will go into place within 48-hours so as to discourage frequenting bars in time for the 4th of July.

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.