EL PASO COUNTY — El Paso is moving to Safer at Home: Level 3 on the state COVID-19 dial this Friday.
Level 3 is also Level Orange.
According to the county, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified the county of this Wednesday. The move follows recent increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations.
The CDPHE has given the county until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 to implement necessary changes.
According to the county the move to Level 3 implements the following guidelines and restrictions:
- Preschool -12 Schools: In-person, hybrid, or remote as appropriate
- Higher Education: In-person, hybrid, or remote as appropriate
- Places of Worship: **Pursuant to a federal court order, capacity limits do not currently apply to indoor Places of Worship, though social distancing requirements must still be met; outdoors, six feet of social distance must be maintained as well
- Restaurants: Indoors: 25% capacity or up to 50 people; Outdoors: six feet between parties
- Offices: 25% capacity
- Bars: Closed, unless all patrons are seated at tables spaced at least 6 feet apart and food is served from a retail food licensee for on-premise consumption. 25% capacity or up to 50 people per room (or up to 100 with social distance calculator). Dance floors are not permitted. Bars that operate must follow all the requirements listed in Appendix H of Public Health Order 20-36 [drive.google.com]
- Gyms/Fitness: 25% capacity up to 25 people indoors, or outdoors in groups less than 10
- Group Sports: Virtual, or outdoors in groups less than 10; no indoors
- Retail: 25% capacity
- Personal Services: 25% capacity up to 25 people per room
- Indoor Events:
- Unseated: 25%, or up to 50 people (with social distance calculator)
- Seated: 25%, or 50 people with six feet of distance
- Outdoor Events: Unseated: 25%, or up to 75 people (with social distance calculator) Seated: 25%, or up to 75 people with six feet of distance