Park County Moves to More Open Level on COVID-19 Dial
February 4, 2021
Park County, Colo. - Today the Park County Board of County Commissioners announced that the county will move to from Level Orange: High Risk to the next less restrictive, Level Yellow: Concern within Public Health Order 20-36, on the state’s COVID-19 dial, as amended and extended. Due to the successful efforts in Park County to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved the Board of County Commissioners previous request. The status change is effective today, Feb. 4, 2021 at 4 p.m.
“We are very happy Park County businesses, especially restaurants, will be able to increase their capacity immediately,” said Richard Elsner, County District 2 Commissioner. “This is a direct result of Park County residents taking the steps to protect themselves and others to prevent the spread of COVID. The pandemic has caused so much economic hardship and we believe lifting some of these restrictions will help alleviate some of the impacts we’re seeing,” added Elsner.
The move to Level Yellow: Concern means new restrictions for places of business and activities. Here is a summary of some of the key changes:
- Restaurants: Indoor dining is increased to 50% capacity or up to 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room. Outdoor dining will stay the same, 6 feet between parties outdoors. Restaurant liquor sales will be extended to 11 p.m.
- Indoor entertainment events can operate at 50% capacity (up from 25%) not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less. Establishments over 7,200 square feet may expand to 100 people using the Social Distancing Calculator.
- Outdoor entertainment events are limited to 50% capacity (up from 25%) and can have up to 175 people instead of 75.
- Gyms, rec centers, and indoor pools may operate at 50% capacity, not to exceed 50 patrons, whichever is less.
- Organized recreational youth or adult league sports may resume activities with no more than 25 players, excluding coaching staff and referees or umpires.
- Outdoor Guided Activities may be conducted at 50% capacity not to exceed 10 people, whichever is less.
- In-person office occupancy increased to 50%, with remote work is strongly encouraged.
- Retail establishments stay the same at 50% capacity with options for curbside pick-up, delivery and shopping hours for seniors and at-risk persons strongly encouraged.
- Personal services increase to 50% capacity or 50 people.
- Non-critical Manufacturing may operate at 50 percent of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.
Please read Public Health Order 20-36 for the full details and guidance.
We expect the state to issue “Dial 2.0” shortly and will likely impact our county’s status. We will release details as soon as the state issues further guidance but believe the enhanced flexibility will be a benefit to counties.
For information about Park County’s COVID-19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website. For details on Colorado's Dial, please visit the dial dashboard.