Eighth Amended Public Health Order

On March 7, 2021, an eighth amended public health order was released by the State of Colorado that outlines capacity increases for certain industries. Read the summary below.

GENERAL

  • Section II.A.1: implementing a disease incidence metric buffer that allows counties to exceed their Dial level's disease incidence metric and remain in that level as long as  they do not exceed the minimum of the next more restrictive Dial level's incidence  rate by more than 15% for 5 consecutive days
  • Section II.B.2: clarifying that public/private gatherings are also included in the  capacity and person caps in Level Green

RESTAURANTS

  • Section II.C.2.h: clarifying that Restaurants in Level Blue may expand capacity to 225 without using the distancing space calculator, and expanding last call to 2 AM
  • Section II.D.2.h: clarifying that Restaurants in Level Yellow may expand capacity to 150 without using the distancing space calculator, and expanding last call to 1 AM
  • Section II.E.2.h: expanding last call in Level Orange to 12:00 AM.
  • Section II.F.2.h: updated last call in Level Red to 10 PM

INDOOR EVENTS

  • Section II.C.2.k: authorizing Indoor Events in Level Blue to expand capacity to 225 for  seated events without using the distancing space calculator
  • Section II.D.2.k: authorizing Indoor Events in Level Yellow to expand capacity to 150  for seated events without using the distancing space calculator
  • Section II.F.2.k: authorizing Indoor Events in Level Red to calculate distancing for  seated events without using the distancing calculator
  • Appendix I, Section I.A: clarified that seated indoor events in Level Red do not  require the use of the distancing space calculator

RECREATION

  • Section II.C.2.m: clarifying that outdoor pools in Level Blue are subject to the same capacity limits as indoor pools
  • Section II.D.2.m: clarifying that outdoor pools in Level Yellow are subject to the same capacity limits as indoor pools
  • Section II.E.2.m: clarifying that indoor and outdoor pools in Level Orange are subject  to the same capacity limits

PERFORMANCE

  • Section III.C.1: authorizing face coverings to be removed in a school classroom setting  for the purpose of playing a musical instrument that cannot otherwise be played while wearing a face covering
  • Appendix H, Section I.A.2.e: allowing performers who are wearing masks to be a  minimum of 12 feet distanced from spectators, and maintaining that performers not  wearing masks must be a minimum of 25 feet distanced

5 STAR

  • Appendix M, Section V.A and V.C.3: clarified that when a certified 5 star entity is  operating at the Dial level one above the where the county is operating, they are able  to operate using both the restrictions and allowance (e.g. last call time) for the next  less restrictive level
  • Appendix M, Section V.C.3: authorized 5 star certified businesses in Level Blue to  expand person caps by 50 people above the Level Blue person caps

 

REMINDER: Check out all the order guidance by industry sector at Guidance by sector | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Please note that despite capacity increases with the new public health order that was released on March 7, 2021 for some industries, distancing requirements are still in place within the order. Tables at restaurants, equipment at gyms, desks at offices, etc. should still be distanced at least 6 feet apart. The best place to get your information is within the guidance for your sector and not to rely simply on the capacity charts.

Restaurants - https://covid19.colorado.gov/restaurants-food-services

Indoor Events - https://covid19.colorado.gov/indoor-events

Outdoor Events - https://covid19.colorado.gov/outdoor-events

Personal Recreation - https://covid19.colorado.gov/recreation

Personal Services - https://covid19.colorado.gov/personal-services

Limited Healthcare - https://covid19.colorado.gov/limited-health-care

Retail - https://covid19.colorado.gov/retail

Manufacturing - https://covid19.colorado.gov/non-critical-manufacturing

Offices - https://covid19.colorado.gov/office-based-businesses

Organized Sports - https://covid19.colorado.gov/organized-sports

Outdoor Recreation - https://covid19.colorado.gov/outdoor-recreation

Field Services and Real Estate – https://covid19.colorado.gov/field-services-and-real

Grocery Stores - https://covid19.colorado.gov/grocery-stores

Places of Worship - https://covid19.colorado.gov/worship-guidance

 

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