DENVER (KDVR) — Several counties received approval letters from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in response to their variance requests.
Douglas County was the most prominent as a group of restaurant owners had announced openings on social media before official approval. That prompted Tri-County Health (Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties) to release a statement responding to their posts.
According to Tri-County Health, Arapahoe and Adams Counties did not submit variance requests.
These counties received approval letters from the CDPHE:
Each approval letter includes a guideline specific to each county allowing the CDPHE to rescind the approval in the case of a spike in positive COVID-19 cases.