Many of us have been hoping and praying since this spring that it wouldn't come to this again, but it's likely happening... COVID-19 cases continue to soar, and restaurants, at least for dine-in, are likely to be shuttered around Colorado again.
Gov. Jared Polis announced on Tuesday afternoon that numerous counties in the State of Colorado are soon going to be moving to a new, more restrictive phase on the coronavirus dial which means indoor dining will no longer be allowed at restaurants. The phase will be “Red – Severe Risk,” which is a new level on the dial, and the activation will happen on Friday at the earliest.
Jefferson County and Arapahoe County officials have confirmed they will go to the Red level. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said “expects” Denver to move to Red, but didn’t say when.
CBS4 has contacted multiple other counties to confirm whether they will also move to Red, but have not received their responses.
Between 10 to 15 counties will be moving to the new phase, according to Polis. The complete list hasn’t been finalized as state health officials work with local officials to make the decisions.
The new phase also means that capacity at gyms will be lowered to 10%.