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Community activities canceled, postponed due to COVID-19

Nearly all events and gatheringa in the Jewish community have been canceled or postponed, including daily worship services (minyanim), due to concerns about coronavirus.

On March 23, Mayor Michael Hancock issued a Stay at Home order, effective 5 p.m. March 24 through April 10, 2020.

On March 25, Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide Stay at Home order, effective 6 a.m. March 26 through April 11, 2020.

On March 10, Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency for Colorado. On March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency.

The CDC issued guidance on March 16 that no gatherings of over 10 people should be held for the following 15 days. On March 15, the CDC had issued guidance that no gatherings of over 50 people should be held for the following 80 days.

On March 16, Gov. Polis ordered all on-site dining closed, as well as other facilities including theaters, casinos and gyms, for 30 days. On March 18, the governor ordered a four week closure of all schools, public and private. This closes schools through April 17.

Some synagogues are holding programs remotely via live stream or zoom. JFS Food Pantry remains open, with precautions for delivering food packages. Mikvehs remain open, but please check with your synagogue rabbi first.

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