Colorado General Assembly shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak
March 18, 2020
The Colorado General Assembly, after a wild week of news conferences and concerns over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has closed its doors for the next two weeks to protect public health.
Lawmakers are tentatively scheduled to return on Monday, March 30, but legislative leaders have said that pausing of the 2020 session could be extended if public health requires it.
The best way to keep the public safe is for lawmakers to not be there, eliminating the need for people to come to the building, according to Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, a Parker Republican.