The city of Denver is preparing to relax restrictions on COVID-19 on Friday, so there is no longer a need to set up masks outdoors.
However, county-level mask regulations will still require masks to be worn indoors and when people use public transportation.
The change in the order of masks will take effect immediately, as Denver officials will transfer the county to Level Blue on the state’s color-coded dial, which is used by public health officials to set COVID-19 policies. The county is currently one step above the Yellow Level and still meets the higher-level case standards.
Colorado public health officials plan to transfer control of COVID-1
Most counties in the metropolitan area, including Jefferson County, have announced plans to adopt a phased approach to move to Level Blue. As long as they maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet, restaurants and stadiums can be reopened. The changes made will also cause the steel bars to sway at 25% of the capacity.
This is a developing story and will be updated.