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Polis Says Things Are Going to Work Differently When the State Reopens

Scott Franz

Governor Jared Polis is giving residents a glimpse of what life will look like when the stay at home order is lifted as soon as April 27th.

Polis says bars and restaurants will not return to normal right away. And don’t expect to go to a Rockies games anytime soon. He says some restrictions on movement will be necessary until there is a vaccine for the virus.

POLIS: As we reopen our state, things are going to work differently than they did before. We need to really implement and enshrine some of these social distancing measures in the way we live, the way we do businesses, the way we play for a matter of months…

That includes continuing to wear face masks in public and limiting how many people can be in the same space. Polis also says businesses should consider adding temporary glass barriers at work stations.

Scott Franz is a government watchdog reporter and photographer from Steamboat Springs. He spent the last seven years covering politics and government for the Steamboat Pilot & Today, a daily newspaper in northwest Colorado. His reporting in Steamboat stopped a police station from being built in a city park, saved a historic barn from being destroyed and helped a small town pastor quickly find a kidney donor. His favorite workday in Steamboat was Tuesday, when he could spend many of his mornings skiing untracked powder and his evenings covering city council meetings. Scott received his journalism degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an outdoorsman who spends at least 20 nights a year in a tent. He spoke his first word, 'outside', as a toddler in Edmonds, Washington. Scott visits the Great Sand Dunes, his favorite Colorado backpacking destination, twice a year. Scott's reporting is part of Capitol Coverage, a collaborative public policy reporting project, providing news and analysis to communities across Colorado for more than a decade. Fifteen public radio stations participate in Capitol Coverage from throughout Colorado.
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