COVID update: Denver and Adams Counties return to Safer at Home Level 3 restrictions Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:00 AM

In the face of rising cases of coronavirus and of hospitalizations, City and County of Denver and Adams County have returned to Level 3 Safer at Home restrictions.

Adams County announced the change last Friday, with the increased restrictions taking effect Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00 PM:

Under the state’s updated Safer at Home Public Health Order,

  • Public and private gatherings are limited to no more than 10 individuals from no more the two households. (Note: Under TCHD’s Public Health Order issued Oct. 16, the limit is 5 for indoor gatherings and 10 for outdoor gatherings, which will be in effect until Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, unless amended or extended.)
  • Non-critical Retail may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit.
  • Personal Services may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 25 people, per room.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 50 people excluding staff, whichever is less, per room.
  • Houses of worship and Life Rites may operate at 25% or 50 people. For outdoor worship services, a house of worship must maintain 6 feet distance between non-household members
  • Indoor events may operate at 50 percent capacity or 25 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Recreation
    • Gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools are not authorized to open for in-person services; virtual services may be provided.
    • Outdoor recreational activities in groups of 10 people or fewer may occur, maintaining 6 feet Distancing Requirements between non-household contacts.

For a complete list of restrictions, see the updated Order.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the city's increased measured on Tuesday in a press conference.

Denver’s tougher face covering mandate, issued on October 16, 2020, is also still in effect until further notice.

Read the press release, the letter from the state (PDF), and the updated Face Covering Order (PDF), 


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