Gov. Polis provides update on state's response to COVID-19

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DENVER, Colo. (KKCO)- In a conference on Friday, Gov. Polis provided updates to the state's response to COVID-19.

Polis announced that businesses that are offering takeout and delivery can now sell alcohol to help keeps businesses afloat.

He also appointed former Denver Mayor Federico Pena to head a team of economic advisers who will guide Colorado's response to the virus.

Additionally, Polis extended the deadline for state income taxes to July 15 and suggested that local municipalities extend their deadlines as well.

Lastly, the Governor said he is working to make an executive order that will expedite unemployment payments to those who have lost their jobs due to the virus.

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