DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County commissioners voted to opt out of the Tri-County public health order which would essentially take over after the state’s COVID-19 dial expires on April 16. The order would have businesses operate at level blue restrictions.
The vote on April 13 means businesses can have 100% capacity. However, a mask mandate, ordered by Gov. Jared Polis, is still in effect through early May.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Counties Join Partnership To Ease Back Into Fully Reopening
Restrictions on large gatherings are also still in place.
Low COVID-19 metrics were cited as reasons for the vote.
Commissioners cited what they describe as low infection rates, ample hospital capacity, and no deaths since Feb. 15.
Following that phase, counties would move to level clear for several months while health experts observe COVID-19 numbers.