LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22

By: - September 22, 2020 12:00 pm

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver.

Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

At the COVID-19 briefing, Polis will be joined by Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera; Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist; and Adrianne Maddux, executive director of Denver Indian Health and Family Services, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Through Sept. 20, Colorado had 65,399 cases of COVID-19 and 1,914 deaths due to the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The three-day moving average of daily new cases in the state is 495, up from 411 a week ago.

While cases of COVID-19 are climbing — an increase that officials say is spurred in large part by outbreaks at the University of Colorado Boulder — hospitalizations remain relatively stable.

Polis on Sept. 20 extended and amended an executive order mandating last-call times before 2 a.m. for all counties except those granted Protect Our Neighbors status, which have fewer health restrictions due to low virus transmission.

Through the amended order, counties in Safer at Home: Level 1, such as Arapahoe, Douglas and El Paso counties, can allow restaurants to serve alcohol until midnight. Those in Safer at Home: Level 2, such as Denver, Boulder and Adams counties, have to continue requiring last call at 11 p.m.

Watch the governor’s briefing here:

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Faith Miller
Faith Miller

Faith Miller was a reporter with Colorado Newsline covering the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories.