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Local law enforcement working to enforce Stay at Home Order

Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 27, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — Local law enforcement leaders discussed enforcement of Gov. Polis' Stay at Home Order, which affects nearly 6 million people across Colorado.

Boulder, Denver, and Aspen announced similar orders before the Governor's announcement this week.

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said they're hoping people will obey the order on their own.

"We are asking for voluntary compliance. We're not going to go out and stop cars and ask for ID and those things at this point," Elder said. "But this is a dangerous situation and a changing time."

In Pueblo officials said if businesses do not abide by the law they will first be warned and educated.

If they continue to disobey the rules penalties will be imposed, which could include a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.

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