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Fremont County issues public health order impacting gatherings, sports

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 15:09:54-04

FREMONT COUNTY — Fremont County officials issued a public health order Friday that impacts gatherings, sports activities and alcohol sales.

The order states these measures are in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 as the county continues to push its threshold to remain in Safer at Home: Level 1 on the state's COVID-19 dial.

As of Thursday, the county has 732 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases with a two-week positivity rate of 4.1%. In the last two weeks, the county said they have seen 72 active cases. To remain in Safer at Home Level 1, they must remain under a 5% positivity rate and fewer than 75 cases per 100,000 people.

Personal gatherings, both indoors and outdoors, will be limited to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households. This follows an amended health order by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that was released last Friday.

The county said a personal gather does not include employees or volunteers performing work for a business, government or nonprofit. Voting centers or schools do not fall under this category as well.

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Recreational sports will be open to players and spectators who live in Fremont County or are from a neighboring county that is also in Safer at Home: Level 1 or Protect Our Neighbors.

The county said organized recreational and league sports are limited to two spectators per player with no more than 50% of capacity, "up to 100 spectators in indoor facilities and 175 in outdoor facilities."

The public health order also states restaurants and bars that are operating will have to stop alcohol sales for both "on-premises consumption and for takeout" at 11 p.m.

Click here to read the full public health order.