An empty RTD MallRide bus stops on the 16th Street Mall, where most businesses have closed as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the state on March 18, 2020. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s governor decided not to issue a stay-at-home order. Denver’s mayor just acted on his own.

After initially ordering recreational marijuana and liquor stores to close Tuesday evening, the city amended its order to allow them to stay open.

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Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home, senior-care center residents rise to at least 64

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is still not releasing the fatality data, citing jurisdiction and privacy issues

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Coronavirus may have reached Colorado as early as January, weeks before the state had the ability to test

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it wasn’t until Feb. 27 that the state could test people for COVID-19. “We were really in a reactionary mode instead of being able to be in front of it,” one top official says.

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Coronavirus is forcing a whole new social contract on Colorado’s city sidewalks and suburban open space

What’s the new social etiquette for dog-walking and trail running? Here are some answers from park managers and health officials.