Gov. Jared Polis on Monday, March 16, 2020, ordered the statewide closure of all bars, dine-in restaurants and many other brick-and-mortar businesses for at least 30 days — and possibly longer as part of an escalating response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new restrictions impact business where people interact. The order includes gyms, casinos, theatres, coffeehouses, cigar bars, brewpubs and distillery pubs and came into effect at 8:00 a.m., March 17, 2020. It allows restaurants to serve meals for delivery or carry-out but not for in-person dining. Nine states across the U.S have enacted similar orders and Denver has already required restaurants and bars to be closed until Tuesday, May 11. Read more on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and get instructions and updated information from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment website.