Indoor dining will be limited to 50 percent occupancy or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
On Wednesday, May 27, restaurants across the state of Colorado will reopen to the public for dine-in services.
The guidelines were released on Sunday after the state released draft guidelines last Tuesday, allowing for restaurant owners to give their thoughts and opinions before they were finalized over the weekend.
Please note that these guidelines apply to any establishment "for the primary purpose of dine-in service, or what is colloquially referred to as 'restaurants.'" As stated in the guidance, other establishments that don't serve food will be evaluated next month.
Gov. Jared Polis said in a news conference on Tuesday that breweries and bars can operate under the same guidelines as the restaurants if they're able to keep them from being a "social free for all."
Colorado Restaurant Association President and CEO Sonia Riggs said in a statement:
"We're grateful to Governor Polis and his team for working quickly to get these guidelines out. We're glad to see that much of the feedback from the industry was integrated, including clarification around which types of establishments these guidelines apply to, clarification of social distancing guidelines between parties, practical guidance on gloves and handwashing, and more. We will be working with the industry to help them comply with these guidelines so they're ready to open as soon as Governor Polis gives the green light."
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