CRA: Adams and Logan Counties Restrict Restaurants to 25% Capacity

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Snowy mountains in Adams County, Colorado
In Adams County, the great outdoors is the safest spot to be. / arinahabich ©

Restaurants and bars in Adams and Logan counties now must soldier on with just 25 percent of posted capacity.

The following information comes from the CRA’s Friday, October 23 newsletter. Sign up to receive the full version here.

Adams and Logan Counties Enter Safer at Home Level 3; Restaurant Capacity Is Restricted to 25 Percent

Due to the increased positive spread of COVID-19, Adams and Logan counties have moved back to Safer Level 3 on the state dial. Under Safer Level 3, restaurants are limited to 25 percent of posted capacity, up to 50 people per room—whichever is less. Bars that do not serve food (either in house or in partnership with a neighboring restaurant) must remain closed. Alcohol service must end at 10 p.m.

Level 3 guidelines are already in effect in Logan County. They will take effect in Adams County on Wednesday, October 28.

“We understand it has been a very long year, but to avoid further restrictions from the Health Department, we need everyone in Adams County to pull together and do what needs to be done to get our numbers down,” said Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner and Board Chair. “Our goal is always to keep our businesses open and our communities thriving but to do that we need everyone to follow these new guidelines more closely than ever before.”

We know this development is extremely challenging for restaurants, and another blow in a very difficult year. We strongly encourage you to follow these guidelines, and to ask that your employees be vigilant and adhere with all existing public health orders, even outside of work. If these orders fail to curb the spread of COVID-19, there could be further restrictions for restaurants—including a full shutdown—which would be devastating to this industry. You can see where your county is at on the state dial here and view the most recent Safer at Home order here.

State Launches COVID-19 Phone Notifications

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in partnership with Google and Apple launched CO Exposure Notifications in an effort to facilitate statewide contact tracing using cell phones. This service is free and voluntary.

By opting in, your Android or iPhone device will share anonymous tokens with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s Bluetooth. If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will notify you. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Tokens contain no personal information or location data and everything is completely anonymous.

Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the risk to your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and community.

Android users can download CO Exposure Notifications on the Google Play store. iPhone users can enable CO Exposure Notifications in their phone settings by finding Settings > Exposure Notifications > United States > Colorado.

You can review frequently asked questions and view instruction videos to launch the service on your phone here.

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