Nov 20, 2020
New restrictions mean changes for restaurants, gyms, and private and public gatherings
Denver is among 20 counties moving to a more restrictive level on the State’s updated COVID-19 dial starting today as a result of a persistent and alarming surge in coronavirus cases. New public health rules take effect at 5 p.m. in Denver. The State will re-evaluate Denver’s metrics and status on the dial by Dec. 18.
“We are working hard to strike a critical balance of preserving lives and livelihoods,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.“ Following the State’s public health order, socializing only with those in our households, and continuing to wear masks and socially distance will get us through these critical weeks ahead.”
Some of the new restrictions include:
The new order does not change restrictions from the previous order at churches or personal services, like hair and nail salons.
View a detailed list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
“In the past two weeks, thousands of our neighbors have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Denver. That is a shocking and record increase. They are the highest numbers we have seen since the previous peak in May. And the suffering will get worse if we don’t get serious. We absolutely don’t want to go into another lockdown situation. But it is up to all of us to prevent that from happening. Together we can turn this around,” says DDPHE Executive Director Robert McDonald.
The state will re-evaluate Denver County’s COVID-19 metrics by Dec. 18. If transmission levels continue to escalate, the state may impose further restrictions sooner. But if cases, hospitalizations and the positivity rate show significant declines, the state could move Denver back to a less restrictive level.
Fact Sheet – Denver Level Red Public Health Order
Restaurants, Liquor Stores and Recreational Marijuana
Retail and Offices
Gyms, Fitness Centers and Yoga Studios
Houses of Worship
Events & Venues