DENVER (AP) — Denver will enforce tighter restrictions for businesses and offices, reducing their maximum capacity from 50% to 25% amid rising coronavirus cases.
The new orders also limit indoor events to 25 people and outdoor events to a 75-person capacity. The last call for bars will be changed from 11 to 10 p.m. The state is experiencing a rise in new confirmed virus cases as a similar trend sweeps across the country. Gov. Jared Polis warned that Colorado’s hospitalization numbers would exceed those from May — the state’s highest numbers — by early to mid-November if its current 7-8% positivity rate continues. He warned that could overrun the state’s healthcare system.