Denver Mayor Hancock issued an order today that requires Denver residents to “shelter in place” to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order also requires all Denver businesses other than “Essential Businesses” to cease operations immediately. Luckily, after hearing concerns from the industry and others, the mayor clarified his initial order to make clear that all medical and retail stores can remain open, along with marijuana cultivation facilities and MIPs, assuming they practice social distancing and are otherwise following the governor’s and the MED’s guidance on this matter. The revised order is attached here.
The Firm is reaching out to the city of Denver to seek clarity and will provide an update on this topic as soon as possible.