With the help of University of Colorado leadership, CU Nursing faculty, lobbyists, and State Representatives and Senators, Governor Jared Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 038 on April 15, 2020 to temporarily suspend State Board of Nursing statutes in order to expand the health care workforce. The Order temporarily suspends some State Board of Nursing rules for nursing programs. This allows our students to complete their programs in a timely fashion to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak, and also addresses the current nursing workforce needs in the state of Colorado.
Gov. Polis Takes Additional Executive
Action in Response to COVID-19
DENVER - Gov. Polis took additional action today in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and signed two Executive Orders.
Executive Order D 2020 038 provides hospitals and health care providers more flexibility to expand the trained medical personnel available to provide health care services within inpatient facilities in response to COVID-19.
Executive Order D 2020 037 temporarily suspends statute concerning fire bans in order to provide boards of county commissioners with broader discretion and greater flexibility to implement restrictions on open burning. This will enable fire firefighters and other first responders to participate in the COVID-19 response efforts throughout the State.