Public health orders

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Public health orders and executive orders are essential to keeping Coloradans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the virus spreads via person to person contact, limiting certain types of public gatherings can help save lives. Colorado’s public health orders set the rules in the COVID-19 dial framework, which helps each county protect its residents from the virus while making sure the state’s economy can stay open.

Public health and executive orders

COVID-19 dial framework

Colorado’s dial framework standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs. 

What are the levels?

Protect our neighbors

Local public health agencies have the ability to contain surges in cases and outbreaks. Communities have less severe restrictions.

Find out how you can help us get here.

COVID-19 dial explained

Learn more about the levels, restrictions, and capacity limits of the dial.