– [Narrator] COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that is spreading from person to person in many countries andstates, including Colorado.
We all have a role and responsibility in keeping each other safe.
The state is now in thesafer-at-home level.
This will help us bettersupport our social, mental, and economic health while responding to this pandemic.
Some businesses can open with very serious precautions in place.
People 65 and older and those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 must continue to stay at home.
Everyone else is stronglyadvised to stay at home, and only leave for specific tasks like grocery shopping and medical care.
After May 1st, more businesses will be allowed to open with very strict precautions.
These businesses will include offices, landscaping, and general contracting, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and retail stores.
These businesses must follow physical distancing requirements, encouraging six feet of separation between people.
They must strongly encourage staff to wear masks and gloves, and offer hand sanitizer to staff and customers.
Contactless payment optionsare also encouraged.
People will still beencouraged to use technology, telework options, and staggeredappointments and plans and schedules when possible.
Businesses are also encouragedto set up and implement workplace temperature monitoring and symptom-screening questions before people can be allowedinto those businesses.
Whether we are in stay-at-home or safer-at-home, there are effectiveways to protect yourself and the people that you care about.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and wash often.
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
And clean surfaces frequently, including items like cellphones.
Most importantly, ifyou're sick, stay at home.
It's also important to weara cloth, non-medical mask, or something like a bandanna to cover your mouth and nose whenever you leave the houseor are in contact with others, as long as it doesn'tinterfere with your breathing or important communication.
What if I need medical care? If you are sick and you need medical care for any reason, do so.
Do not let the fear of COVID-19 prevent you from gettingthe care that you need.
When possible, healthcare visits should be done remotely, and you should request prescriptions to be delivered to your home.
Anyone who is sick, especiallywith COVID-19 symptoms, should stay home at alltimes and self-isolate.
If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor or a nurse hotline.
Contact healthcare providers to see what telehealthservices they can provide.
Only call 911 or go to an emergency room if you are having a medical emergency.
Call 911 if you're havingdifficulty breathing or speaking, an allergic reaction, sudden severe pain, or symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.
What should I do if I don'tfeel safe coming into work or need to stay home to care for a child? Individuals who are at higher risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 cannot be forced to return to work if their work requires being in person and requires them to work near others.
If an employer requires work from an employee entitled to paid leave due to illness or quarantine, or an isolation order, under the Colorado HELP Ruleswould be against the law.
Employers must make accommodations to the greatest extent possible for workers who don't have childcare because schools are closed.
This could include remote work options and/or flexible scheduling.
The Corona Aid, Relief, andEconomic Security Act, or CARES, provides unemployment benefits to those unable to work due to COVID-19.
It also provides benefits to workers who might not qualify forunemployment benefits.
It's up to all of us to do our part, to slow the spread of the virus, and ultimately, save lives.
Protective everyday actions will make it less likely youand others will get sick.
By staying healthy, youcan protect your family and help our hospitals.
Stay at home, stay informed, and do your part.
Stay up to date.
These orders may be extended or changed, so check for updates at covid 19 .
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The Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind has also provided COVID-19resources on their website.
Visit ccdhh .
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