On Friday, July 9th, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also signed a Recovery Executive Order to focus only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. As employers, this means that PHE related mandated paid sick leave due to COVID related reasons (not your garden variety other illness and doctor appointment reasons) expires August 6th. This is due to the fact that when the PHE was declared, we were informed that the up to 80 hours of mandatory COVID related paid sick leave, apart from the FFCRA and apart from mandatory paid sick leave, would expire four weeks after the ending of the PHE. Some employers may choose to optionally continue with the voluntary extension of the FFCRA, which is slated to expire 9/30/2021. Confused? Understandable. Reach out to InTANDEM HR and we will help you navigate the leave laws. Until then, we are hoping you all feel and are well!