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Public Health Requirements for COVID-19
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Public Health Requirements for COVID-19

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Current Dial Level: Red: Severe Risk

Summary of Requirements

  • No personal gatherings of members of different households
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may allow 10% of posted occupancy to work in-person
  • Both non-critical and critical retail may operate at 50% posted occupancy and should offer enhanced options for curbside pickup, delivery, and dedicated service hours for senior and at-risk individuals
  • Gyms and recreation centers may operate at 10% capacity not to exceed 10 people indoors, excluding staff per room, and may operate with 10 or fewer individuals, excluding staff, outdoors.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 25% posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room
  • Personal services may operate at 25% posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 25 people per room, whichever s left
  • Limited healthcare may operate at 25% posted occupancy not to exceed 25 people per room
  • Restaurants are closed for in-person indoor dining. They may offer curbside, takeout, delivery services, and outdoor in-person dining for a single household per table until 10 p.m. Sales of alcohol for on-premises consumption must end at 8 p.m. Takeout sales for alcohol ends at 10 p.m.
  • Non-critical field services are closed
  • Indoor events are closed
  • Organized sports and day camps are closed for indoor settings; sports and camps may operate outdoors with no more than 10 participants

The order defines individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to include individuals who:

  • are 65 years and older
  • have cancer
  • have chronic kidney disease
  • have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • are immunocompromised (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • have a body mass index of 30 or higher
  • have serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • have Sickle cell disease
  • have Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • who are pregnant
  • smoke
  • are determined to be high risk by a licensed healthcare provider

Learn more about the different COVID-19 Risk Levels in Colorado.

Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace

Legal Resources for Those with COVID-19

Boulder County Public Health cannot provide legal advice and does not endorse any attorney or law firm. Boulder County Public Health is not responsible for the availability of outside resources, nor does Boulder County Public Health endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products or services delivered by any outside agency.

Child Care & Camps


Definition of Household

  • For single-family houses, apartments, or other similar housing, a household consists of the members of that house/unit. (Note that some units are subject to occupancy limits under local or state laws.)
  • For dormitories or other congregate housing (e.g. sororities and fraternities), a household consists of the person who lives in the room and any person with whom they share a room in which they both sleep (i.e. roommate.)
    • A dormitory, sorority, or fraternity, therefore, may consist of many, separate households.
    • In these situations, residents should wear masks when in common areas with members of other households.


Currently, residential care facilities may offer visitation under compassionate circumstances, such as end-of-life situations, and in outdoor environments. There are other circumstances under which indoor visitation must be accommodated, such as to provide support for residents with disabilities and/or for religious exercise, and for long-term care ombudsman and adult protective services.

New state guidance expands visitation opportunities and outlines the requirements for indoor visitation in residential care facilities serving older adults and people with disabilities. Facilities should continue to encourage visits outdoors if weather permits and the resident is able to participate.

  • Facilities must be in compliance with all public health orders prior to implementing this guidance.
  • Residential care providers must routinely evaluate and update their visitation policies and procedures as updated guidance, facility resources, and community spread change.
  • Individual facilities may enact stricter requirements based on their local conditions, but may not waive any of these requirements.

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