15 Counties Moving to Level Red - Severe Risk, Shutting Down Indoor Dining November 18,2020

Governor Polis announced changes to the State's dial framework on November 17, 2020, that include introducing new Level Red - Severe Risk and Level Purple - Extreme Risk categories. The new framework goes into effect November 20, 2020, at 5 p.m., and 15 counties will move into the Level Red - Severe Risk category in the coming days, including Denver.

The new Level Red - Severe Risk Category:

  • Closes indoor dining.
  • Restricts outdoor dining to one household per party.
  • Stipulates an 8 p.m. Last Call for alcohol for in-person dining. Takeout alcohol sales may continue until 10 p.m., and delivery alcohol sales may continue until 2 a.m. (unless the county increases restrictions further).
The counties entering the new Level Red, effective Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m., are:
  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Clear Creek
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson
  • La Plata
  • Logan
  • Mesa
  • Morgan
  • Routt
  • Summit
  • Washington
According to the new public health order, counties that meet all metrics for the next less restrictive level for a two week period may submit a request to CDPHE through their local public health agency to move to that level. Many counties may include sunset dates in their local orders, and if the county’s metrics do not meet that of the next level, then the local order will be extended.

You can read more about these changes here and view the full public health order here. See the full updated capacity chart here.

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