COVID-19 Public Health Orders

1) COVID-19 Dial

Attached is the Tenth Amended PHO 20-36 COVID-19 Dial, which includes the following changes:

  • Section I.B:  updated to align with Executive Order D 2021 079, the amended executive order on face coverings, and made conforming amendments for face coverings throughout the PHO to clarify that the face covering requirements in the PHO apply when required by the executive order.

  • Section II.B.2:  clarified that 6 feet distancing from non-household members remains required in Level Green, just the capacity restrictions are removed

  • Section II.B.2.b:  updated to only require unseated, rather than seated, Indoor Events to be subject to the 50% capacity limit not to exceed 500 people in Level Green

  • Section II.B.2.e:  updated to authorize counties in Level Green to modify or lift face covering requirements as authorized in Executive Order D 2021 079.

  • Section II.B.2.g:  added new paragraph authorizing seated Indoor Events in Level Green to operate at 100% capacity with 6 feet distancing, allowing seating of up to 10 people together including non-household members, and requiring organizers or operators of any such events that exceed 500 people to consult with CDPHE.

  • Section II.C.2.k:  updated to allow seated Indoor Events in Level Blue to seat up to 10 people together including non-household members, and require organizers or operators of any such events that exceed 500 people to consult with CDPHE

  • Section III.C.1:  updated to include the revisions to the executive order face covering requirements in Executive Order D 2021 079 

  • Section III.J:  aligned language to clarify that Bars in Level Blue may operate and are not required to sell or provide food

  • Appendix H, Section I.A.2.e:  removed the prohibition on dance floors and games in Restaurants and Bars

  • Appendix L, Section I.A.1.b:  updated to require transportation to comply with the CDC order on face coverings when using public transportation

2) Elective Surgeries

Attached is the Twelfth Amended PHO 20-29 Voluntary and Elective Surgeries and Procedures for posting and distribution. This eliminates all previous requirements for reinstating elective medical, dental, and veterinary services, while retaining hospital reporting requirements. 

3) Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residence, and Intermediate Care Facilities

Attached is the Six Amended PHO 20-20 for nursing homes, ALR, ICFs, and group homes for posting and distribution.  A summary of the changes is below:

  • Section I.A and new I.E: clarified that Facilities are required to report all COVID-19 test results

  • Section I.D: staff or residents who have had a positive test result within the last 90 days and are asymptomatic are excluded from ongoing testing

  • Section II.A: removed metrics to qualify for visitation, all Facilities must provide visitation and must also provide outbreak and surveillance testing, must train staff on infection control principles and disease prevention, and must follow CDPHE's Residential Care Facility Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance, and linked to this new guidance document throughout

  • Section II.C: clarified that newly admitted or readmitted patients do not need to quarantine for 14 days if they are fully vaccinated

  • Section II.D: clarified that visitation does not stop for other residents if a resident tests positive for COVID-19

  • Section IX: clarified that the PHO remains in effect until amended or rescinded, or until EO D 2020 003, as amended and extended, expires or is rescinded, whichever occurs first.

All Public Health Orders and Executive Orders can be found here

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