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El Paso and Pueblo counties moving to “Level Orange” on Monday, indoor dining will be allowed

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Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 2:35 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - El Paso and Pueblo counties are making the move from “Level Red” under the state’s COVID-19 Dial Framework to “Level Orange” on Monday.

The governor asked the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Wednesday night if all counties in Level Red could move to Level Orange. 11 News confirmed with the Colorado Joint Information Center that all counties in red have the option to move to orange.

11 News confirmed the switch with El Paso County Public Health on Thursday. Pueblo County confirmed the switch on Friday.

One of the biggest changes in the move, restaurants are allowed to have indoor dining in El Paso County starting Monday.

Under “Level Red” on the state’s COVID-19 dial framework, no indoor dining is allowed, gyms are reduced to a 10 percent capacity and most other indoor activities are prohibited or limited. Takeout, curbside and delivery are still options under Level Red.

Under “Level Orange” indoor dining is allowed and the capacity is increased for a variety of businesses compared to level red. Under orange, indoor dining will be allowed up to 25 percent capacity or 50 people. Click here for more on what restrictions are in place for “Level Orange.”

This is a developing story and this article will be updated.

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