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Fremont County moves to Level Yellow: Safer at Home Concern

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 20:31:00-05

FREMONT COUNTY — Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment, along with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced that on Nov. 10, the county is moving to Level Yellow: Safer at Home Concern.

The county has also extended the current emergency public health order to Nov.19.

As of November 9th, Fremont County’s COVID-19 two-week community case count is 158, and the positivity rate is 4.5%

“None of us are happy about moving down the dial,” said Debbie Bell, Fremont County Commissioner Chair. “But the conversation started with CDPHE wanting us to drop all the way down to orange. At the very least, our new yellow status will allow our restaurants and other businesses to maintain the current 50 percent capacity. Orange would have dropped to 25 percent capacity, and we know how devastating that would be to our economy. We hope county-wide numbers come under control in the next 10 days, or the state likely will move us to orange, even over our strenuous objections. We are asking every citizen to do your best to keep us all safe.”

Under Level Yellow: Safer at Home Concern means:

  • Maximum attendees at indoor unseated worship services are reduced from 175 to 50 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Maximum attendees at indoor seated worship services are reduced from 175 to 100 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Maximum attendees at gyms are reduced from 75 to 50 people or 25% of capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Maximum attendees at restaurants reduced from 175 to 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is fewer.

The extension of the Emergency Public Health order amendments is as followed:

  • Recreational sports will be limited to players and spectators who reside in Fremont County and/or neighboring counties that are in Level Yellow: Safer at Home Concern, Level Blue: Safer at Home Cautious, or Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors.
  • Organized recreational and league sports are limited to 2 spectators per player with no more than 50% of capacity, up to 50 spectators in indoor facilities, and 75 in outdoor facilities.
  • All teams and facilities participating in recreational and league sports must submit complete rosters, schedules, location of games/practices, and contact information (to include names, phone numbers, and email addresses) of all team members or parents of youth who participate prior to the teams playing in any league events, including practice. Failure of parents, facilities, coaches, and/or team organizers to cooperate with contact tracing may result in the league or season being suspended or canceled.