Coronavirus in Colorado, April 3 updates

As Colorado’s stay-at-home order continues, construction workers are getting new guidance from the state. They’re still considered essential but they should focus on “truly critical” activities.

With businesses shut down comes a lot of economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers who normally supply goods to restaurants are pivoting to a farm-to-public approach to sustain their operations.

And with baseball postponed, Coors Field’s Aramark workers struggle with no financial support from their company or the Rockies.

In other business news: Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas said Thursday that it has cut its 2020 budget for exploration and production by 42% to a range of $250 million to $300 million. More on what that means here.

And Denver’s strong housing market is on a wild ride, as an unprecedented number of metro Denver home sellers pulled their listing off the market last month. Some went the other way, though, rushing to list their homes before a major economic downturn made a sale tougher to achieve.

On Thursday, public health officials announced at least 98 coronavirus-related deaths, as hospitalizations continue to climb

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Here are the updates for April 2.

Resources

  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • These Denver restaurants will offer delivery, takeout during coronavirus shutdown
  • FAQ about Colorado’s stay-at-home order
  • How the governor’s stay-at-home order applies to outdoor recreation

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What’s new today

  • Reduce crew sizes, focus on “truly critical” activities: Colorado updates guidance for construction work during coronavirus pandemic
  • Farm-to-table operations now taking an online farm-to-public approach in the age of coronavirus
  • Oil, gas industry’s woes move Extraction to cut capital spending, budget
  • Hundreds of metro Denver home sellers yank their listings
  • With baseball postponed, Coors Field’s Aramark workers struggle with no financial support from company or Rockies
  • Electric scooter brands Lyft, Spin offering free rides in Denver to health care workers in April

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