Polis signed the upcoming law at Denver dispensary Simply Pure (screen shot from Facebook Live)

By Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, 9 News | Gov. Jared Polis held a news conference Friday on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including an update on his last call executive order. Polis officially extend an executive order requiring bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol at a certain time, but modified it to give businesses an extra hour, during the news conference.

Polis said restaurants will now be able to serve alcohol until 11 p.m., and hopes to move last call to midnight within a month, depending on COVID-19 trends.

“It’s important restaurants and bars observe social distancing protocols,” Polis said. “There’s no fooling the math. If there’s huge outbreaks, that means we can’t handle those activities.”

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