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Teller County moving into "high risk" on state COVID-19 dial on Monday

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 19:50:14-05

TELLER COUNTY  — On Friday, Nov. 13, Teller County officials were notified by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moving from Yellow to Orange in the Safer at Home category on the state COVID-19 dial.

Orange is the "high risk" level.

How a county's restrictions are determined on Colorado's COVID-19 dial

According to Teller County, incident rates are,
Two-week cumulative incidence rate: 493/100,000 people
Percent positivity: 11.6%
Two-week COVID-19 case count (new cases): 125

Changes must be in place by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16.

According to the county, the restrictions and guidelines that will go into place include but are not limited to,

  • Personal gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people from no more than two (2) households.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy indoors, not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff.
  • Houses of worship and indoor events may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy indoors, not to exceed 50 people, per room.
  • Outdoor events may operate at 25% (down from 50%) of posted occupancy not to exceed 75 (down from 175) people, whichever is less.
  • Other commercial businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, may operate at 25% of posted occupancy indoors, unless they are otherwise designated as essential.
  • Casinos are CLOSED (unless a possible exception is granted based on county request).

The CDPHE will continue to monitor incidence rates for the next two weeks and will meet with County Health Officials to reevaluate at that time. Failure to improve incidence rates over this time period may lead to further CDPHE restrictions.