Douglas County Moves to Level Red "Safer At Home" Restrictions

November 20, 2020

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.

Learn more on this updated capacity chart for all levels or visit