Douglas County Restaurants, Gyms, Places Of Worship Can Reopen

Douglas County Restaurants, Gyms, Places Of Worship Can Reopen

DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO — The Board of Douglas County Commissioners announced that restaurants, gyms, places of worship and Park Meadows mall can reopen in limited capacities immediately. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the county's request Friday to partially reopen. The businesses are allowed to reopen if they follow the following guidelines: • Allow no more than 50 percent of their posted capacity; • Ensure at least 28 square feet of space per person; • Allow no more than 175 people in the same building at the same time; • Post signs at entrances that tell people not to enter if they are sick; and • Ensure that all staff wear face coverings, and urge customers to wear face coverings. • Groups limited to 10 or 50 percent of occupancy, whichever is less. Don't miss the latest coronavirus updates from health and government officials in Colorado. Sign up for free Patch news alerts and newsletters for what you need to know daily. In a letter to county commissioners, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said that, particularly with Park Meadows, "it is critical that the indoor common areas be well-managed at all times such that no gatherings are occurring and instead customers are moving from one destination to the next, and admitted into each confined indoor retail space as permitted based on 50% occupancy of that confined indoor space." Douglas County submitted the variance request earlier this month after confirming "lower disease rate parameters and [the] proactive development of actionable measures," the Board of Douglas ...
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