Press Release

Senate Republicans Respond to Polis’ Lifting of Emergency Order


July 8, 2021

Press Contact

Sage Naumann

DENVER – Following Governor Jared Polis’ announcement that the public health emergency would come to an end today, Senate Republican Leadership offered the following statements:

“This is something we’ve been advocating for on behalf of our constituents for some time now,” said Senator Paul Lundeen (R-Monument), Whip for the Senate Republicans. “Every meeting we’ve had with the Governor has been punctuated with an inquiry as to when he would finally lift the order and declare this pandemic over in the State of Colorado. We’re glad to see he finally has agreed to turn this dark page in our history.”

“Coloradans have waited for this moment for a year and a half,” said Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley), Assistant Leader for the Senate Republicans. “They suffered through watching those they love die from a mysterious illness, they lost their jobs, and they struggled in isolation. Then, as modern medicine stepped in, they stood in line to get their vaccine, they returned to work, and their kids returned to school. It was time to let them know that this pandemic is over.”


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