The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Douglas County to the Severe Risk Red Level due to rising COVID-19 cases and positivity and incidence rates.
The new restrictions will go into effect on Friday, November 20 at 5:00 PM, and will remain in effect until Friday, December 18, at which time CDPHE will review the COVID numbers and make further determinations.
RESTRICTIONS under Level Red include:
- Child Care Facilities: May remain open with social distancing protocols and following local zoning regulations
- Offices: Operate at 10% capacity.
- Bars: Closed
- Restaurants: Indoor dining is not permitted. Open air dining for parties from the same household is permitted; last call for alcohol is 8:00 PM. Takeout, curbside, and delivery options are allowed.
- Indoor Entertainment: Events are canceled.
- Gyms: Operate at 10% capacity with no more than 10 people per room.
- Worship Services: Outdoor services can take place with social distancing protocols and following local zoning regulations. Indoor services should be at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.
- Personal Gatherings: Gatherings with people outside your household, whether in public or private, are not allowed regardless of size.
RECOMMENDATIONS under Level Red include:
- High-Risk Individuals: Stay home, if at all possible.
- Schools: In-person learning for preschool through 5th grade is suggested. Middle schools can do in-person, hybrid, or remote. High schools should consider hybrid or remote learning. Colleges and universities should consider remote learning.