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El Paso County moving to Level Red: Severe Risk on the state's COVID-19 dial

Updated Colorado COVID-19 dial
Posted at 1:16 PM, Nov 23, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced that El Paso County will be moving to Level Red on the state's COVID-19 dial scale on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.

As of Monday, El Paso County’s number are as follows:

  • Two-week incidence: 1160.7
  • Two-week test positivity rate: 14.71%
  • Two-week COVID-19 case count (new cases): 8,386

Level Red includes:

  • Personal gatherings are prohibited.
  • High-risk populations are urged to stay at home only to go out for essential goods and services
  • Restaurants are limited to outside or open-air dining and carry-out, take-out, curbside take-out, and delivery. No indoor dining is allowed. Last call will be at 8 p.m.
  • Critical and non-critical retail is limited to 50% in-store capacity
  • Offices should move to 10% in-person staffing immediately, remote working is strongly encouraged
  • Bars remain closed
  • Places of worship are limited to 25% capacity indoors. Outdoors parties must maintain 6 feet of social distancing
  • Outdoor guided services are limited to 25% or 10 people.
  • Personal services will be at 25% capacity.

For more information on Level Red, click here.

Catch up to all of the local restrictions and the latest updates from across the region with our blog:
What Coloradans need to know about Coronavirus: Nov 22-28

On Sunday, Pueblo County moved to the Safer at Home: Level Red (Severe Risk). The City of Pueblo is currently under a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday, Nov. 27.

Thestate's COVID-19 dial is broken down into the following levels:

  • Level Green: Protect our neighbors
  • Level Blue: Caution
  • Level Yellow: Concern
  • Level Orange: High Risk
  • Level Red: Severe Risk
  • Level Purple: Extreme Risk

For more information on the COVID-19 dial, click here.