(CBS4) – Tri-County Health Departmen officials tell CBS4 they are working with regional governments on developing stay at home orders, much like Denver’s, which took effect March 24 at 5 p.m. Tri-County Health works with Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
Officials could make an announcement as soon as March 25, but details about the potential order have not been released.
Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman shared more information about the order saying it would be effective until April 17, but it’s expected to go into effect on Thursday at 8 a.m.
.@TCHDHealth preparing "stay-at-home" order similar, but not identical, to Denver. Difference will be that Denver's order expires on April 10 while TCHD order will go until April 17. Details of final order still being drafted. Expected to go into effect at 8 am on Thursday.
— AuroraMayorMike (@AuroraMayorMike) March 25, 2020
“Our goal is optimize social distancing over the next few weeks, enabling us to reduce transmission and to increase the capacity of our health care system in the areas of personal protective equipment, testing, and critical care capacity,” officials told CBS4.