By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis’ office told CBS4 that the COVID-19 Dial “will evolve from a statewide public health order to locally-managed and local ordinances on April 16.” The dial was introduced last year as visual guide for coronavirus cases during the pandemic, ranging from caution to extreme risk.

(credit: State of Colorado March 23, 2021)

The COVID-19 Dial 3.0 was introduced last month with less restrictive capacity limits for those counties with lower case levels.

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Polis’ spokeswoman Shelby Wieman also told CBS4, “Until more Coloradans can get the vaccine, we must all continue to do our part, keeping ourselves and each other safe by wearing masks, staying six feet apart, and if you choose to gather with others, doing so outside in small groups.”

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Several counties in Colorado have moved into zones with fewer restrictions in the past weeks as COVID cases continue to drop in those counties and vaccinations increase. The move from the statewide COVID-19 Dial gives counties more control over local ordinances and restrictions.

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Last week, Polis announced that the mask mandate in Colorado will remain in place through early May.

Jennifer McRae