Nearly a week after moving to the “Safer” program of “Orange House”, Boulder County announced new restrictions on Thursday in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
These changes will take effect on Saturday and include further restrictions on restaurant operations and indoor activities.
According to state data, the number of new COVID-19 cases among Boulder County residents in the past two weeks was 100,000 556.9. The standard for staying at home is 350 per 100,000, so Boulder County has entered the “red zone” in terms of incidence.According to a press release from the Public Health Department of Boulder County, residents of Boulder County have a rolling five-day daily average of 1
The number of cases has increased so rapidly that Jeff Zayach, Executive Director of Public Health in Boulder County, said the county no longer has the ability to contact and trace.
In his briefing on Thursday morning, he said: “We… go far beyond contact tracking and conduct case investigations across the state (not just Boulder County),” he said. “In order to be able to change this, it will take a statewide approach, and if we really want to solve this problem, it needs to be as soon as possible instead of later.
Zajac said that Boulder has been encouraging the state to take an active leadership role in this regard. He said that people travel freely between counties, so it is best to control the disease within the region and state.
Nevertheless, Boulder County still hopes that the new restrictions will work. The new public health order will take effect on Saturday, and unless the county chooses to extend it, the order will continue until December 14.
According to the new order, private gatherings in private or public places will continue to be limited to 10 people from no more than two families.
New restrictions in Boulder County add other restrictions on restaurant diners. Although the “safer at home” level “orange” limits restaurant capacity to 25% or 50 people (whichever is less), the county’s new restrictions affect the number of families that can get together. Each table for indoor dining is limited to one family, and each table for outdoor dining is limited to 10 people from two families.
In addition, the new restrictions limit indoor events to 25% of the capacity and can accommodate up to 25 people, which is less than the 50-person limit of Level Orange, and even if the venue has a separate room, the venue can only be held once in each venue Indoor activities. This does not include personal indoor social gatherings.
“Indoor events are indoor events, such as receptions, concerts, indoor markets, indoor shopping malls, non-critical auctions, theaters, trade shows, or other indoor venues not covered by state orders, and apply to companies engaged in such activities. Main function,” Boulder County Public Health spokesperson Chana Goussetis stated in an email.
Spectators are not allowed to enter the stadium in any adult sports events, high school games, professional leagues or University of Colorado Boulder football games.
Boulder County encourages all companies to try to allow employees to work from home.
The new mitigation plan will be submitted to the state. However, if these restrictions do not succeed in reducing the spread, Zayach said it is possible to place orders at home.