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Posted on: November 20, 2020

STATE MOVES GARFIELD COUNTY TO ‘HIGH-RISK’ ORANGE ON COVID-19 DIAL

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Garfield County into the orange “high-risk” category, on its COVID-19. Restaurant alcohol sales prohibited after 10PM.

For Garfield County, the change means some tighter restrictions, though the state has indicated that current variances will remain in place. New variance requests are prohibited until the county is back at the yellow level. Municipalities may implement more stringent measures, but none less strict than those at the orange level.

The major changes under orange, factoring in Garfield County’s existing variances, include: 

  • No more than 10 people from no more than two households at public and private gatherings; 
  • In-person office occupancy of no more than 25 percent, with remote work encouraged; 
  • Indoor and outdoor events are limited to 25 percent of posted occupancy, or 50 and 75 people, respectively, whichever is less.
  • Personal services are also limited to 25 percent occupancy, or 25 people, whichever is less. 
  • Retail establishments remain at 50 percent capacity, with options for curbside pick-up, delivery and shopping hours for seniors and at-risk persons. 
  • Indoor restaurant service rules remain the same, however outdoor dining areas must limit groups to no more than 10 customers per group, and patrons must be six feet apart. 
  • Restaurant liquor sales must end by 10 p.m.
  • Organized recreational youth or adult indoor sports are not allowed, but outdoor events may proceed with groups of 10 or less practicing safe social distancing. 
  • Houses of worship will continue to operate at yellow levels under the county’s variance. 

For full press release visit : https://www.garfield-county.com/news/state-moves-garfield-county-to-high-risk-orange-on-covid-19-dial/

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the following general capacity restrictions for each level which can be accessed at https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial and captures below. 
Capacity Restrictions full

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