DENVER (CBS4) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Tuesday bars will be closed for in-person service in order to fight coronavirus. According to Mesa County Public Health, this closure does not apply to Mesa County because of its variance.
According to CBS Denver, bars may sell take-out alcohol, and those which serve food and function as restaurants can continue to do so if patrons remain 6 feet apart, they are seated with their own party and do not mingle with other patrons.
Bars and nightclubs were allowed to reopen with limitations two weeks ago.
He noted conversations he had with the governors of Arizona and Texas, who say their states’ recent surges are blamed on large parties, bars and nightclubs.
“Having bars and nightlife in an unsustainable way is too big of a risk in Colorado,” he said.
“We are expiring a slight uptick the last two weeks,” he said. He said there are 32,717 cases.