Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will issue an order Monday afternoon requiring residents to stay at home in response to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a city news release.
The details of the order remain unclear; Hancock will elaborate at a 2 p.m. news conference, the release said.
The order will put Denver in company with a quickly increasing number of cities, counties and states who have already issued orders.
In other cities, residents have been ordered to stay at home except for essential trips like going to the grocery store or the doctor.
Hancock’s order will come just a day after Gov. Jared Polis ordered employers at noncritical workplaces to halve their in-person staff and asked residents to go out for groceries and exercise less frequently. He also advised the elderly and the otherwise vulnerable to remain indoors unless they need medical attention.
As of Monday morning 125 people in Denver had contracted the virus, though no deaths have been reported. Statewide nearly 600 people have contracted the virus and seven have died.
This story is developing and will be updated.