El Paso County to move to more restrictions on Friday, Level Red: Severe Risk
This will go into effect November 27 at 5 p.m.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is requiring El Paso County to move from a high-risk status to a severe-risk status. This comes after COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the county.
The announcement came Monday afternoon and the change is slated to go into effect on Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m.
These new restrictions will require indoor dining to close, businesses to limit their capacity to 10%, and last call at restaurants serving alcohol to be 8 p.m.
Counties moved to this risk level have more than a 15% positivity rate, over 350 cases per 100,000 and greater than two new COVID-19 hospital admissions per day.
The El Paso County Health Department says the county rates are as followed: 14.71% two-week test positivity rate, and 8,386 new cases in the past two weeks.
More information can be found here.
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