Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18.

Adams County Moved to New Severe Risk Red Level on State’s Dial

Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Tuesday, Nov. 17. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18, at which time our numbers will be reviewed by CDPHE and further determinations will be made.

“This has been extremely difficult for everyone, but this is truly our last chance before we are moved to the State’s Purple Stay at Home Level,” said Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner and Board Chair. “Every resident needs to follow these new restrictions to slow down the spread and keep our hospitals from reaching their max capacity. Now is the time to stay at home and remain vigilant. Our numbers will not decrease if we don’t all do our part.”

Under the new restrictions restaurants will no longer be allowed to seat patrons indoors, last call will be at 8 p.m., child care will remain open, and bars are closed. Additional restrictions include: 

  • People are advised to stay at home as much as possible.
  • Gatherings of any size are not allowed.
  • Schools: preschool through fifth grade, in-person, hybrid or remote as appropriate; middle school, in-person, hybrid or remote suggested; high school, hybrid or remote suggested.
  • Higher education: remote learning is suggested, with limited in-person when necessary.
  • Child care is open.
  • Places of worship and life rites are limited to 25% capacity or 50 people at indoor functions. For outdoor functions, people must maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Restaurants are limited to open-air dining with only groups of their own household.
  • Last call: 8 p.m.
  • Bars are closed.
  • 10% remote office work is strongly encouraged.
  • Gyms: 10% capacity with a maximum of 10 people indoors per room. Outdoor groups must be less than 10. Reservations are required.
  • Group sports and camps: Virtual, or outdoors in groups of less than 10.
  • Critical and non-critical retail: 50% capacity with increased curbside pickup. Dedicated hours for seniors and those at-risk are encouraged.
  • Personal services: 25% capacity or 25 people.
  • Limited health care settings: 25% capacity or 25 people.
  • Indoor events and entertainment are closed.
  • Outdoor events and entertainment: 25% capacity or 75 people. Attend only with members of your own household and maintain 6 feet of social distancing from other groups.
  • Outdoor guided services: 25% capacity or less than 10 people.

For more information and to see a full list of restrictions, view the full public health order.