What restrictions does each county have now that Colorado’s COVID-19 dial has ended?

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DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado’s COVID-19 dial has been retired and responsibility for restrictions is being handed over to each county’s health department. Because of that, things can vary from one neighborhood to another and in some cases from one side of the street to the other.

Below, we’ve put together a list of each county’s plans. This will be updated as we learn more.

Adams and Arapahoe:

  • Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Re-Opening, April 16 – May 15 (30 days): Counties will move to a new level on the dial, one level less restrictive than the level indicated by their metrics on April 15. For example, a county at Level Yellow metrics on the current state dial on April 15 will move to Level Blue on April 16 and remain there until May 15. 
  • Phase 2: Observation Period, May 16 – August 16 (90 days): Counties will move to Level Clear, which has no restrictions, subject to TCHD observation of hospital admission rates in the county.  In Level Clear, businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity with no Mitigation Requirements, although face-covering requirements may still apply.  

Boulder:

PHASE I: Moving Toward Full Re-opening – In Effect for 30 Days.
Until May 16, 2021, Boulder County will move to one level less protective based on its case incidence and positivity “Dial” metrics as of April 16, 2021 (“Phase I Level”). Boulder County will not move levels in that time.

PHASE II: Observation Period – May 16, 2021, Through August 15, 2021.
Upon conclusion of the Phase I Level on May 15, 2021, Boulder County will move to Level Clear – New Normal – 100% capacity with no Mitigation Requirements. Face covering requirements may still apply and State orders, if any, may still apply. In addition, municipal jurisdictions may implement their own protective measures, and this Order shall not be construed as prohibiting any business from implementing or continuing such protective measures.

Broomfield:

Phase 1: Beginning April 16 at 12:01 a.m. through May 15, Broomfield will operate in “Level Blue: Caution” on the Dial. 

  • Broomfield’s Back to Business program will be suspended allowing all Broomfield businesses to operate with the following restrictions. View details at Broomfield.org/DialCapacities
  • Restaurants: 100% capacity with six feet between parties indoors and outdoors with last call at 2 a.m.
  • Gyms/Fitness Centers: 100% capacity with six feet between parties, indoors and outdoors
  • Organized Sports: groups of up to 50 athletes per activity on each court/field
  • Outdoor Events: 100% capacity with six feet distance between parties
  • Indoor events: 50% capacity up to 175 people, whichever is fewer, per room for unseated events; 100% capacity with six feet between parties for seated events
  • Bars: 25% capacity or 75 people, with last call at 2 a.m. 

Phase 2: Observation Period. Effective May 16 – August 16: Broomfield and other local counties will move to “Level Clear – New Normal,” which has no restrictions, subject to Broomfield hospitalizations. 

·     Businesses will be able to operate at 100% capacity with no mitigation requirements, although face-covering may still be required.

Denver:

Beginning April 16, following the state’s Level Blue restrictions for 30 days.

  • Bars can operate at 25% capacity or 75 people, whichever is fewer
  • Restaurants can operate with 100% capacity with 6 feet of spacing between groups
    • Last call for bars and restaurants will be at 2 a.m.
  • Gyms can operate with 100% capacity with 6 feet of spacing
  • Retail, offices and non-critical manufacturing can now operate at 75% capacity
  • Outdoor events no longer have state-capacity restrictions, counties can decide

Douglas:

  • Lifting all restrictions beginning on April 16

Eagle:

All community members are strongly encouraged to read the entire order at https://www.eaglecounty.us/web/publichealth/publichealthorders. In summary, the new order continues mask requirements for anyone over the age of two in all public indoor environments; continues requirements that all visitors be free of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 prior to arrival in Eagle County; continues requirements for people who are sick and for people who have been exposed to someone who is sick; and continues guidance for all businesses within the county. Read the full order to see restriction changes for 5-star businesses.

Capacity limitations and restrictions for businesses that are not 5-Star Certified:

Restaurants 50% occupancy or 150 people, whichever is less. 6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Gyms/Fitness50% occupancy or 50 people per room, whichever is less

Indoor Unseated Events 50% occupancy or 150 people. 6 feet distance must be maintained between parties. Application approval required

Indoor Seated Events 50% occupancy or 150 people. 6 feet distance must be maintained between parties. Application approval required

Outdoor Unseated Events 50% occupancy or 175 people. 6 feet distance must be maintained between parties. Face coverings and application approval are required

Outdoor Seated Events: 50% occupancy or 175 people. 6 feet distance must be maintained between parties. Application approval and face coverings required.

El Paso:

El Paso County will not enact any COVID restrictions starting April 16.

Elbert:

Elbert County will not enact any COVID restrictions starting April 16.

Jefferson:

  • Phase 1 – Moving Toward a Full Reopening (April 16-May 15): Businesses and individuals can operate under Dial 3.0’s Level Blue capacity limits and simplified mitigation requirements for 30 days. There will be no movement during this 30-day period. Review the order for specific mitigation requirements and capacity limits for businesses and activities. 
  • Phase 2 – Observation Period (May 16-August 15): Jefferson County, along with other Metro Denver counties, will move to a new Level on the Dial — Level Clear — which has no restrictions. In Level Clear, businesses will operate at 100 percent capacity with no mitigation requirements, although indoor mask requirements may still apply. During the observation period, rather than focusing on incidence rates or test positivity rates, JCPH will closely monitor hospitalizations, a health metric indicative of severity of COVID-19 infections. It is expected that by late May vaccination coverage should be sufficient to control COVID-19 transmission in Jeffco. However, if needed, JCPH can apply capacity limits based on hospitalization rates as described in the order. 

Larimer:

Larimer County will be following the state’s Level Blue restrictions starting today and is effective for 30 days.

  • All indoor public spaces must maintain a minimum distance of six feet between parties. Restaurants and bars must seat parties a minimum of six feet apart from other parties.
  • Indoor spaces must evaluate indoor ventilation and open windows and doors to maximize air flow from outdoors to indoors.
  • Mask mandates are in effect in all public indoor spaces.
  • All events utilizing an indoor venue with 500 or more people in attendance must be registered with the county using an official form.

For more details on Larimer Counties COVID-19 mandates and restrictions, visit the Larimer County’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Mesa:

Mesa County will not enact any COVID restrictions starting April 16.

Summit:

The new dial metrics will place Summit County in Level Yellow: Concern beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 16.

Level Yellow Capacity Increases:

  • Restaurant capacity increases to 50% or 150 people, with 6 feet between parties
  • Gyms/Fitness centers and Personal Services increase capacity to 50% or 50 people
  • 5 Star restaurants will be permitted to operate in Level Blue with 100% capacity and 6 ft. between tables indoors, 3 ft. between tables outdoors
  • Transportation, including Summit Stage buses and Breckenridge Free Ride, increase capacity to 75%

See the full list of capacity limits in Level Yellow.

Weld:

The Weld County government announced lifting all COVID restrictions following the expiration of the state COVID dial on Friday.

“As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Weld County government will not issue COVID-19 restrictions and regulations that hinder an individual’s ability to manage the day-to-day decisions for themselves and their family, or a business’s right to run their establishment in a manner that works best for them and the consumers they serve,” a statement from the Weld County Board of Commissioners said.

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