Colorado Governor Jared Polis will travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to meet with President Donald Trump. The governor will be traveling on a commercial flight, and wearing a mask, according to Polis.
"I really want to be able to share what's going on in Colorado: the frustration people have with not being able to open our businesses faster, the fact that we still fear the public health condition of COVID-19, how very many Coloradans are being responsible when wearing masks when they're out, how he can do a better job modeling that when asking people to wear masks," said Gov. Polis in a one-on-one interview with KRDO. "Maybe he should start showing the importance of doing that himself."
When asked about the recent shut-down of C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock, Polis expressed frustration.
"Look, we all have to follow the laws of our state, whether you agree or disagree with them. The more people are following those laws, the quicker they will be able to return to normal. It's unfortunate when people violate the public health orders. That has an affect on all of us."
The governor hoped to set a date for restaurants and bars to reopen by May 25th, but must be backed by data first.
When asked about people of faith not being allowed to gather in mass in fellowship, despite grocery and big box stores open, Polis said he is in touch with faith leaders in Colorado; however, stopped short of providing a date during which gatherings could resume in full.
"I have weekly calls with leaders across the state, and they've done an amazing job stepping up and offering that fellowship virtually and being able to meet the spiritual needs of residents. Catholics are continuing the dispensation of mass, and allowing the gathering of those groups less than ten. We desire to allow as much spiritual fellowship as possible that's consistent with our desire to protect the lives of those who are seeking solace."
The Governor also announced that Colorado state campgrounds would be open for overnight stay as of Tuesday, May 12th. Some counties might opt-out of that allowance, as they see fit.