LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4

By: and - August 4, 2020 1:43 pm

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4, on Colorado’s response to COVID-19. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver.

Watch below for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook.

As of Aug. 3, Colorado had 47,968 cases of COVID-19 and 1,710 deaths due to the disease. The three-day moving average of cases in the state has generally decreased since July 24, with a figure of 683, to Aug. 2, with 354.

At his last briefing, Polis said the Colorado attorney general’s office had issued a cease-and-desist letter to Live Entertainment, the company responsible for an event in Weld County that thousands of people attended.

“Under current guidelines, the maximum for an outdoor event is about 175 people with about 6 feet between them and social distancing,” Polis said.

He also defended a recent executive order to implement a 10 p.m. last call for restaurants as “the least bad choice of many bad choices that will allow the economy to remain open and people to stay reasonably safe.”

The order survived a legal challenge July 31 and will remain in effect until Aug. 22, unless the governor extends it.

Polis also said law enforcement’s clearing of a large homeless encampment across the street from the Capitol came as a “relief” and that he was “deeply troubled by the dangerous health situation in that area.”

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.