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Pueblo leaders discussing sending variance request to state to reopen businesses

Posted at 8:00 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 19:51:40-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo County Commissioners said Tuesday they have had discussions with Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar and the Dept. of Health about possibly submitting a variance to the Governor seeking to allow businesses to reopen outside of the state's Safer-at-Home Order.

Businesses under consideration include bars and special events businesses. Over the weekend, commissioners released a survey to the business community to find out how tough the pandemic has been on them. Many said they feel a lot of urgency to submit a variance.

Any variance that is submitted to the state must have permission from local hospitals and could be rescinded if there is a spike in cases.