When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis revised on April 9 a public health order regarding coronavirus, he extended the stay-at-home order through April 26. In the same order, he declared that "retailers of only health and nutrition-related products (vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs, sport nutrition, diet and energy products)" were excluded from the list of critical retail businesses. The exclusion was not part of the March 25 version of the public health order.
The Natural Products Association on Friday issued a press release urging consumers and industry members to write to the governor, Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and Attorney General Phil Weiser in support of these businesses. Similar campaigns are underway in Nevada and Massachusetts, as well as one aimed at members of Congress.
The NPA argues, "Proper nutrition is a cornerstone of a 'health-first' strategy and essential vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, are highly efficient ways to support your daily health and wellness." The statement, issued April 17, add that Polis is "in defiance of federal guidance" by forcing the stores to close.
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2020 7:57:58 GMT -8 by RonZeplin