Stricter measures coming, Mesa County to transition to Level Red starting Nov. 20
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Effective Friday, Nov. 20, the State of Colorado will transition to a new dial system that adds a purple level that denotes extreme COVID-19 risk.
With the new changes, Mesa County is now expected to transition to Level Red: Severe Risk starting Friday, which means drastic changes to a wide variety of businesses.
The expected changes are listed below:
•Indoor dining closed but can offer take out, to go, or delivery.
•Bars that don’t serve food must be closed.
•Offices limited to 10% capacity, with remote work strongly encouraged.
•Gyms/indoor recreation limited to 10% capacity or up to 10 people with reservations.
•Entertainment and indoor event venues must be closed.
•Outdoor events limited to 25% capacity or 75 people (whichever is fewer).
•In-person public gatherings (e.g. meetings, shows, exhibits) are not allowed.
•Childcares may remain open with standard ratios.
In a post to social media, Mesa County Public Health expressed the following: “We all need to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mesa County. You can help by wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and avoiding interactions with anyone outside your household.”
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