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As some employers and employees desire to return to work, it is important to remember that doing so will not likely look anything like it did previously in our pre COVID-19 world.

Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 addresses worker rights and protections when returning to work. The directive states (in part):

I direct employers to accommodate workers with childcare responsibilities and workers who live in the same household as a Vulnerable Person to the greatest extent possible by promoting telecommuting or other remote work options, flexible schedules, or other means.

I direct the Colorado Civil Rights Division within the Department of Regulatory Agencies and CDPHE to provide guidance to prevent discrimination in the workplace related to COVID-19. Employers must provide reasonable accommodation and are prohibited from discriminating against employees who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with a known positive case of COVID-19.

All Critical Businesses should continue to operate with mandatory Social Distancing Requirements and cleaning protocols.

Beginning on May 4, 2020, I permit Non-Critical Commercial Businesses to allow up to fifty percent (50%) of their employees to conduct in-person work that takes place outside a private residence in accordance with Mandatory
Social Distancing Requirements and protocols.

This Executive Order shall expire thirty (30) days from April 27, 2020, unless extended further by Executive Order. The entire order can be accessed at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w4xfCKF3ELTULfpqLoASRofW_LRb2glz/view

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