With so many changes happening regarding COVID-19 restrictions, here is a quick Q&A for the business community.
Are Douglas County businesses required to follow Colorado’s new Public Health Order?
Yes, Douglas County businesses must follow the Colorado Public Health Order that was issued on April 15, 2021. While Douglas County did choose to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department’s Public Health Order, Douglas County may not opt out of State Public Health Orders.
Are our patrons still required to wear masks?
Yes, under the new Colorado Public Health Order and the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 138, masks are still required for indoor gatherings of 10 or more individuals.
Do we need to maintain social distancing in our businesses?
Social distancing must be maintained for indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. Gatherings of less than 100 people are no longer subject to social distancing.
Are businesses subject to capacity restrictions?
Per the new state Public Health Order, businesses may operate at 100% capacity as long as 6-foot social distancing requirements are adhered to for indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.
Do we still have to screen for symptoms or get contact information for our guests?
No, these precautions are no longer required.
Can businesses choose to be more restrictive than the state Public Health Order requires?
Yes, businesses can choose to operate at a more restrictive level than the state’s order requires, but they are not able to be less restrictive. Posting guidelines, such as mask requirements, is helpful for patrons.
Read the full Public Health Order.