DENVER, CO – Denver will move to Level Clear on Sunday, which will allow companies to operate at 100 percent capacity, public health officials said. The new stage remains in effect for a three-month observation period.

Denver will adapt to the new statewide mask requirements – face coverings are only required in facilities such as hospitals, day care centers, homeless shelters, nursing homes and prisons. Some private businesses – such as grocery stores, large retailers, and cafes – may still require facial covers.

Level Clear includes the following changes:

  • There are no capacity restrictions in offices, retail stores, restaurants, personal services, or bars.
  • Restaurants have no limit on party size.
  • Gyms, leisure centers and pools can continue to operate at full capacity and no longer have to meet distancing requirements.

The following settings still have some restrictions and restrictions:

  • Indoor events with more than 500 people must be approved by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
  • Outdoor events with seats and tickets of at least 30,000 square feet must be approved by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment to increase the current capacity allowance.

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“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Denver residents, our recovery continues to gather momentum,” said Mayor Michael Hancock.

“The number of people being vaccinated is increasing daily and our case rates are steadily decreasing. It is time to say goodbye to capacity limits and distancing requirements, and for those of us who are fully vaccinated, in most circumstances, it is time to ours To remove masks And to really leave this pandemic behind us, we need even more of our residents to get vaccinated. This is absolutely the best way to protect ourselves, our families and our city. “

With the elimination of the capacity and social distance requirements for businesses, the Denver 5-Star Business Certification program will be suspended and applications will no longer be accepted. If restrictions are imposed in the future, the program will continue.

Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe and Boulder Counties will also move to Level Clear on Sunday.