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El Paso County leaders announce 5 Star program launch

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 22:01:34-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County leaders announced the launch of the 5 Star program Tuesday

The county was one of many across the state to move into Level Orange on the state's dial last month, allowing indoor dining to return. This 5 Star program will allow approved restaurants to operate under Level Yellow restrictions with 50% capacity or 50 people for indoor dining.

According to the El Paso County Public Health's data dashboard, the county is seeing a 265.1 incidence rate and a 6.64% positivity rate over the last two weeks. In order for the county to fall within Level Yellow restrictions overall, the county needs to see an incidence rate of less than 175 and a positivity rate no greater than 10%.

Pueblo County's 5 Star program is well underway with leaders announcing last week that businesses that are 5 Star certified can operate within Level Yellow restrictions on the state's COVID-19 dial.

City and county leaders said they received approval from the state at the time the program was up and running with 30 businesses in the queue that have applied.

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