COVID-19 Updates for Licensees & Consumers
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COVID-19 Updates for Licensees & Consumers

Recent Updates

All DORA-licensed professionals: Governor Jared Polis has issued Executive Order D 2020 289, continuing directives for the COVID-19 Dial Framework due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 in Colorado. The Executive Order combines Protect Our Neighbors, Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, and Stay at Home orders into this dial framework, which recognizes unique local circumstances and visualizes a community’s success in containing the spread of COVID-19. Each county or region is subject to corresponding directives based on its level on the dial.

Additionally, a statewide mask ordinance remains in place via Executive Order D 2020 281.

After consulting the Dial site, additional questions may be directed to DORA_COVID_Inquiries@state.co.us.

Updates by Topic Area

Healthcare

DPO COVID-19 Emergency Regulations

  • Based on Executive Order D 2020 038 the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations has been granted the authority to promulgate emergency rules for multiple professions to expand the workforce personnel available to provide healthcare services due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Colorado.

New Telehealth Information

  • August 28, 2020: SB20-212 was passed by the Colorado Legislature and signed into law by Governor Polis in July 2020. In light of the increased interest in and use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, this law facilitates access to telehealth services  by restricting what limitations can be put into place by health insurance companies.

Emergency Rules Expanding Healthcare Workforce, Aiding New Graduates 

Temporary Regulatory Changes Smooth Nurse, CNA Pathways to Graduation; Expand Available Healthcare Workforce Pool

Emergency Licensing Measures for Healthcare Professionals

Insurance

New Telehealth Information

  • August 28, 2020: SB20-212 was passed by the Colorado Legislature and signed into law by Governor Polis in July 2020. In light of the increased interest in and use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, this law facilitates access to telehealth services  by restricting what limitations can be put into place by health insurance companies.

For more, visit the Division of Insurance's COVID-19 and Insurance page.

Public Utilities

Customers falling behind on utility bills encouraged to make payment arrangements or apply for assistance

Utility Customers Needing Assistance Have Options to Help Pay Their Energy Bills

For more, visit the Public Utilities Commission's Notifications Regarding COVID-19

Civil Rights

Infographic: Guide to Colorado Mask Ordinance (current as of August 26, 2020)

Guidance for Employers and Places of Public Accommodation

Finance

Consumer Advisory: Isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic may leave seniors vulnerable to investment fraud

For more, visit the COVID-19 Guidance for State-Chartered Financial Institutions page.

Real Estate

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Real Estate Services Under the Dial (updated as of November 23, 2020):

 

DORA Supplemental Guidance by Profession

Please note: DORA's supplemental guidance documents are being updated to reflect the state's new Dial system. If your profession has not yet been updated from Safer at Home, please check back soon.