As reporters, we’re used to sorting through documents, digging into websites, and finding up-to-date press releases. Which is why our friends and family tend to ask us for quick information on who to call, where to find resources, and so on. Let’s call it Journalism Google. 

We’ve been compiling links for our reporters, and wanted to share some of those with you, because if we can make things just a little easier for one another, that’s a good day. Here are some quick links to information for everything from utilities to what’s closed. We’ll add to the list as we find new resources and if we’re missing something, let us know at

Your First Click

The state has placed much of its information, including detailed information about COVID-19 cases (the site is updated at 4 p.m. daily) and other useful resources, all in one place at

COVID-19 Information

The Basics About Stay-At-Home

Colorado is under a stay-at-home order that is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2020. Municipalities can and do have separate orders, which can be more restrictive than the state-wide order (here’s a breakdown of how that works).


Grocery stores are open—some have special times for vulnerable populations to visit safely; call a store for details—while rules for pick-up and delivery from restaurants vary. 

Utilities and Other Essential Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Jay Bouchard
Jay Bouchard
Jay Bouchard is a Denver-based writer and a former editor on 5280's digital team.
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.