Benefits of Extending Daylight Saving Time
- Extending Daylight Saving Time provides Colorado citizens with a level of consistency. This is more important than ever in the wake of Covid-19 and the upheaval and immense change that we have all experienced.
- The opportunity to enjoy time outside and capture more fresh air and vitamin D is an important physical and mental boost. This is especially true for children who are being homeschooled, and for everyone who has been spending more time at home and indoors. Extracurricular programs have been cut or limited for most children. Limited access to gyms and other forms of recreation make outdoor recreation all the more vital.
- Extended daylight hours will benefit restaurants, as they would have the opportunity to extend outdoor seating. Retailers would also see a boost, as shoppers may shop later into the evening.
- The extension of Daylight Saving Time is a no-cost stimulus that benefits everyone.
If you would like to participate in the efforts to keep Daylight Saving Time, please send your comments to Governor Polis at https://www.colorado.gov/governor/share-comments