Gov. Polis opens special health insurance enrollment period, extends restaurant, bar closure to April 30 |

Gov. Polis opens special health insurance enrollment period, extends restaurant, bar closure to April 30

Closures now extend to salons, spas, tattoo and massage parlors

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks on March 10, 2020, at the State Capitol building in Denver.
Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday opened a special health insurance enrollment period for Coloradans needing coverage as part of more sweeping actions to try to limit the spread of the new coronavirus in the state and prepare for an influx of infected patients.

The enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans will begin on March 20 and last through April 3. People who need health insurance can buy plans on the state’s Affordable Care Act’s individual exchange — called Connect for Health Colorado — during that span.

Polis also added hair and nail salons, spas, and tattoo and massage parlors to the list of businesses ordered closed by an executive action earlier this week that mandated the shut down of restaurants, bars, casinos, theaters and gyms.

The order is now in effect until at least April 30 — a longer period than when it was first signed into action earlier this week for 30 days.

Click here to read the full story from The Colorado Sun.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The Colorado Sun is a reader-supported news organization dedicated to covering the people, places and policies that matter in Colorado. Read more, sign up for free newsletters and subscribe at

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User