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Cripple Creek casinos allowed to stay open under new COVID-19 restrictions in Teller County

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 16, 2020

TELLER COUNTY — An hour before Teller County was set to move into Safer at Level Home Level 3 (Orange) on the state COVID-19 dial, the state Health Department made the determination that local casinos will not be required to close their doors, as was previously indicated.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) advised the county that casinos will be considered indoor events. This means occupancy restrictions will require that there be no more than 50 people in any room, or no more than 25% of a room’s maximum occupancy, whichever is less. Alcohol cutoff times will also be earlier

Further restrictions under Safer at Home Level 3 include:

  • Personal gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people from no more than two (2) households.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy indoors, not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff.
  • Houses of worship and indoor events may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy indoors, not to exceed 50 people, per room.
  • Outdoor events may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy not to exceed 75 (down from 175) people, whichever is less.
  • Other commercial businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, may operate at 25% of posted occupancy indoors unless they are otherwise designated as essential.

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