Larimer County Imposes More COVID Restrictions With Friday Order
Larimer County announced a new emergency public health order will go into place at 11 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 23) after recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The order makes a number of changes for residents and businesses:
- Personal indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people from no more than two households.
- Restaurants and bars must halt alcohol sales at 11 p.m.
- Non-critical office-based businesses encouraged to increase remote work options.
- Recreational sports are limited to residents of Larimer County and the neighboring counties of Weld and Boulder.
- Recreational sports are limited to 2 spectators per player. Venue capacity must be below 50% with indoor facilities capped at 100 and outdoor facilities capped at 175.
“We need to implement these targeted strategies to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in Larimer County, thus reducing illness and a potential surge on the medical system; while avoiding further restrictions on our schools, businesses and places of worship,” said Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales in a press release.
“I know we are all tired of this and have pandemic fatigue, but we cannot let our guard down just yet. I have no doubt that we will rally again and reduce transmission just like we did in May and July.”