Denver will exist in a coronavirus-induced state of emergency until at least July 20

Four months and counting.

F-16 jets flown by the Colorado Air National Guard pass by Denver Health in a salute to nurses and frontline workers. May 6, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

F-16 jets flown by the Colorado Air National Guard pass by Denver Health in a salute to nurses and frontline workers. May 6, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Denver City Council has extended the city’s COVID-19 emergency declaration until July 20.

The state of emergency, which Mayor Michael Hancock first enacted on March 12, will keep city coffers open for federal relief money and continue to put urgent needs like homeless shelters, small business relief and personal protective equipment on a fast-track.

Denver’s current emergency declaration expired on June 15.

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