To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the State of Colorado has issued a Stay-At-Home Public Health Order effective March 26 to April 26 for the entire state. Please use this question-and-answer resource to get a better understanding of what this Order means to you and the Parker community.
You may find the Order in its entirety, along with other COVID-19 resources, at www.ParkerOnline.org/
Q: What does this Order mean?
A: The Public Health Order requires that all residents stay at their place of residence to slow the spread of COVID-19, and that they make every effort possible to conduct only essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being.
Q: Who does this Order apply to?
A: The Order applies to all residents of the State of Colorado, and therefore, residents living within Town of Parker boundaries.
Q: What activities are permitted?
Q: What activities are not permitted?
Q: What businesses will remain open?
A: Essential businesses including healthcare operations, essential infrastructure/utilities, grocery stores, food banks, restaurants, gas stations, banks, hardware stores and laundromats will remain open. A complete list of essential businesses is included in the Order.
Q: Are grocery stores open?
A: Yes, grocery stores are considered essential businesses and will remain open, but may have altered their hours or have designated hours for certain populations, like seniors. Call ahead, or check their website or social media before planning your trip. Grocery delivery is also still permitted.
Q: Can I order from restaurants?
A: Yes, restaurants may continue to provide to-go, carryout and delivery services. Dine-in is closed at all restaurants within the state. Find a list of establishments offering these services at www.ParkerOnline.org/
Q: Am I allowed to go outside?
A: Yes, you may still go outside for physical activity, but please continue to follow recommended social distancing practices (six feet between you and people not from your household). Congregating in parks and public spaces is not allowed.
Q: Can I go to the park?
A: Yes, public parks, trails, walking paths and the USMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park remain open. However, playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis/pickleball/basketball courts, ball fields, Railbender Skate Park, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering are closed.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions related to the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order?
Q: What precautions can I take?
Q: What should I do if I think I’m sick?
A: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, first call your healthcare provider or local clinic. For general questions, contact Colorado’s COVID-19 hotline at 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911.
Q: Where can I find assistance?
A: A list of Parker-based, county and state support services and programs can be found online at www.ParkerOnline.org/
Q: How to care for emotional health?