The Denver restaurant shutdown was set to end May 11 but will likely be extended, Mayor Michael Hancock says

When Mayor Michael Hancock announced on March 16 that Denver restaurants would have to close for dine-in service in order to help curb the spread of coronavirus, he initially said the order would be in effect through May 11. But in a press conference on Monday, Hancock said the restaurant shutdown — and related social distancing measures — will likely last longer.

That means businesses such as restaurants, where more than 10 people usually gather at a time, will either stay closed longer or else re-open with extreme distancing protocols in place. What that looks like will be announced in more detail in the coming days, Hancock confirmed.