Masks and face coverings
Public Health strongly recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings — regardless of vaccination status — in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
Correction: This release had incomplete information regarding restaurants. Restaurants can operate at 50 percent capacity or 50 people for indoor dining, or up to 150 with calculator.
El Paso County, CO - El Paso County will move to Level Yellow, effective Saturday, February 6 at 9 a.m. This move comes after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an updated COVID-19 dial framework today.
The new framework, called Dial 2.0, changes the incidence metrics of each level of the dial to reflect the impact of vaccinations and decreasing disease rates across the state, and aims to better balance disease suppression and economic activity.
New Level Yellow metrics
The new metrics for Level Yellow set forth by the state are as follows:
El Paso County metrics
As of data through February 4, El Paso County’s metrics are as follows:
Level Yellow highlights include:
Capacity increases for other industries and information about what level yellow means is available at covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial.
Dial 2.0 framework
The state has indicated that the Dial 2.0 will be more responsive to local conditions and will account for the vaccine’s positive impact on hospital capacities.
Dial 2.0 changes include:
More information on the Dial 2.0 framework can be found on CDPHE’s website.