Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is allowing offices to reopen with a reduced workforce on May 4 –– a decision he is confident in regardless of the possibility of a spike in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks.
“We expect we’ll have to adjust the degree of social distancing in real time…we’re going to look at a number of different proxies and as we need to adjust in real time,” Polis told CNN on Sunday.
Polis said he is worried about a potential for a second spike in the fall, but his administration has been focused on how to implement and create enduring social distancing measures.
“Our target is 60% to 65% social distancing from the way people used to live,” Polis said.
Tapper asked the governor if he’s worried if his decision to reopen could cost him the lives of his constituents.
“What we know is that what matters a lot more than the date that the stay-at-home order ends is what we do going forward," Polis said. “How we have an ongoing, sustainable way, psychologically, economically and from a health perspective, to have the social distancing we need at the workplace."