Denver bans gatherings of 50 people or more for eight weeks

Seriously, stay home.

ZZ Ward plays the Gothic Theatre, March 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

ZZ Ward plays the Gothic Theatre, March 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Update: On Monday, March 16, Mayor Hancock announced he was banning gatherings of 50 or more people.

The city of Denver is recommending that gatherings of 50 people or more scheduled in the next 8 weeks be postponed or canceled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a similar announcement yesterday.

The rules are supposed to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected 131 Coloradans as of Sunday.

Mayor Hancock will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to discuss how the guidance will impact business and residents. We’ll update this story with the new information.

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