With winter weather approaching and more COVID-19 restrictions in place, Colorado restaurants are once again adapting to a new normal.
On October 27, the City and County of Denver announced it would be moving from “Safer Level 2” to the more restrictive “Safer Level 3” on the state’s COVID-19 dial dashboard in response to increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Several other counties across the state also announced they would be moving to more restrictive levels as the pandemic outlook worsens, including Adams County and Arapahoe County. Boulder County also announced it may need to move to Safer Level 3. If the situation in Denver doesn’t improve, a Stay at Home order is the next step.
Under Safer Level 3, restaurants can only operate at 25% capacity, down from 50% capacity at Safer Level 2. If a county enters a Stay at Home period—which is possible given the current trajectory in places like Denver—restaurants can only do takeout and/or delivery.