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Governor Jared Polis addressed Coloradans directly Monday night and announced an extension to the stay-at-home Executive Order.

The Executive Order will now remain in effect until April 26.

“We are beginning to see the impact of the actions we have taken so far, but I can’t stress enough the importance of staying home during these next few weeks,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We have to keep this up for a little while longer in order to return to a level of normalcy in our economy and our society. Right now we need to dig deep into our souls to muster the resolve, the courage, the fortitude to carry on and do our patriotic duty as generations have done before.”

According to a News Release sent out from the Governor’s office, Colorado is beginning to see the impacts of the social distancing measures. The state has seen a 60% reduction in traffic on Colorado roads since the beginning of March and is beginning to see the effects of the stay at home Executive Order.

In addition, when COVID-19 first appeared in Colorado, the number of cases was doubling every 1.5 days, now it’s doubling every six days, meaning the spread of the virus is beginning to slow.

Click here to read the full text of the speech as prepared for delivery.

Watch the full address here.