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Pueblo County returns to Level Yellow on state COVID dial due to sharp increase in cases

Updated Colorado COVID-19 dial
Posted at 5:35 PM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 16:29:59-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — The Pueblo County Health Department announced Tuesday that due to a "sharp increase" in the COVID-19 case rates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move the county to Level Yellow on the state COVID dial.

The move went into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The county had been in Level Blue since Feb. 6.

Restriction under Level Yellow include but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants and seated indoor events in Level Yellow return to 50% capacity or 150 people per room, whichever is less 
  • Capacity for most businesses, including gyms, offices, non-critical manufacturing, critical and non-critical retail, and both indoor and outdoor events returns to 50% or up to 50 people, whichever is less
  • Last Call for alcohol in restaurants is 1:00 a.m.

You can find full details on each level of the state COVID dial here:

According to the Health Department, Pueblo County is currently at 177.9 cases per 100,000 people and the county needs to be below 100 to stay in blue.

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