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Capacity restrictions for Colorado’s COVID-19 dial

By Carin R. Kirkegaard; chart provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

According to a public health order issued by Governor Polis, Douglas County moved to the level red category (severe risk) on the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) COVID-19 dial effective November 20.

The six colors indicated on the chart below provide guidelines for counties as they work to manage the spread of the virus. Based on the number of new cases, the “percent positivity” of tests and the impact on hospitals, counties may move back and forth between levels. Counties need to meet and sustain these three metrics for at least two weeks before the CDPHE will consider a change.

Individual counties may apply for variances and make adjustments to these guidelines based on approvals granted by the state – Park Meadows Retail Resort, for example, was granted a variance.

To view the COVID-19 dial dashboard with current updates, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial-dashboard.

Special thanks to the City of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this important community information.

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