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KOAA Survey: Do you think casinos should stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek
Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 06:42:41-05

As Teller County is now under Safer at Home Level 3 (High Risk) restrictions due to COVID, we'd like to know where you stand on whether casinos should stay open.

Survey results:

  • 53% - Yes
  • 47% - No

Thank you for participating in this survey.

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

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Background:

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 peoplePercent 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 may be closed, based on whether an exception is granted based on county request.