As a Coloradan, it has been heartening to watch essential employees stepping up across the state during this difficult time. Nurses, doctors, and hospital support staff are literally risking their lives to save others. To those men and women, thank you doesn’t seem to be enough.
Governor Jared Polis has said repeatedly that we must face this global health crisis and economic collapse together, and that we are stronger together. He’s right. While most of us are working from home, holding Zoom conference calls and sending countless emails, to help “flatten the curve,” many of our friends and neighbors -- first responders, National Guardsmen, media, energy workers, grocery store clerks -- are keeping the rest of our society afloat.
We are in this as Coloradans, as a country, as a people, and there are deep and profound ties that bind us together in times of crisis. Once we move past this pandemic and begin to recover, I hope we can maintain those bonds.
We have a long trail ahead, and it will take all of us to recover. It will take us being more thoughtful, more encouraging, and more patient as we climb together.
Like many other industries, Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry is going through tough times, as well, but we will stand ready to help power the state out of this economic crisis, and to provide the energy we all need and deserve.
As we work our way back to normal in the coming months, we commit to being even better. Let’s all be better. Let’s make sure when we look back across the ground we’ve covered that our new normal is elevated above our past, and that we stand there together, stronger than ever.