MONTROSE, Colo. — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH, has approved the county’s variance to portions of Executive Order D 20 044 Safer at Home and Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home. The variance pertains to houses of worship, restaurants, and gyms. Specifically, the variance approves 50 percent of the posted occupancy code limit not to exceed 50 people at any given time.
Per the approval letter, if the county is to exceed a 15 percent positive rate or more than 42 cases in a two-week period, the variance will be automatically rescinded by the State. Variance specific operational requirements for gyms, restaurants and houses of worship are attached and available at https://www.montrosecountyjic.com/business-guidance/.