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

Recent Updates - Current as of May 14, 2021

All DORA-licensed professionals please note: The COVID-19 Dial has evolved into Second Amended Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Counties may use the statewide dial framework as a model for implementing their own regulations.

A summary of current mandatory statewide restrictions, as well as recommended ongoing mitigation guidance from CDPHE can be found here.

Additionally, the statewide mask order remains in effect in a limited capacity via Executive Order D 2021 103

Updates by Topic Area

Healthcare

For the most up-to-date information, visit 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

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

Please note: DORA's supplemental guidance documents contain information regarding expired public health and executive orders. These documents, while still useful as "best practice" guides, have not been updated in light of the expiration of most statewide mandates. For the most up-to-date information on current regulations, please visit CDPHE's COVID-19 site.

 

DORA Supplemental Guidance by Profession

Please note: DORA's supplemental guidance documents contain information regarding expired public health and executive orders. These documents, while still useful as "best practice" guides, have not been updated in light of the expiration of most statewide mandates. For the most up-to-date information on current regulations, please visit CDPHE's COVID-19 site