By Anica Padilla

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Larimer County officials announced it will join other counties preparing to move to Level Red on the state’s COVID-19 dial. Larimer County will move into Level Red on Tuesday.

Fifteen counties announced they would move to Level Red on Friday evening and a handful of others plan to make the change on Sunday.

(credit: Colorado Department of Public Health And Environment)

The reason for the move into the more restrictive level is of a surge in coronavirus cases in those areas.  The dial updates Level Red – Severe Risk to “indicate counties where there is severe risk of COVID-19 spreading rapidly, while allowing some businesses to remain open at very limited capacity.

The counties moving to Level Red on Nov. 20 are:

  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Clear Creek
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson
  • La Plata
  • Logan
  • Mesa
  • Morgan
  • Routt
  • Summit
  • Washington

The additional counties making the move to Level Red on Nov. 22 are Alamosa, Larimer, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo and Weld. In addition, the following counties are moving to Level Orange on Saturday: Baca, Bent and Kiowa.

Under Level Red restrictions, outdoor activities are encouraged and most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited. Capacity limits are also significant.

RELATED: Indoor Dining Will Soon Be Banned In Numerous Colorado Counties

Under Level Red, in-person learning for students between pre-school and 5th grade is suggested. Middle and high school students are suggested to learn remotely or in a hybrid environment.

LINKS: Colorado COVID-19 Dashboard | Colorado COVID-19 Dial | Denver COVID-19 Restrictions

Anica Padilla

Comments
  1. Dwight Smith says:

    Kary Banks Mullis invented the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1993 for his invention. Kary Mullis stated clearly in 2013 that his technology was never designed for diagnosing disease and should not be used for that purpose.

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