June 2020 Dining Updates in the Time of COVID-19
Fifth Amended Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home
June 2, 2020
As government authorities look to implement business reopening measures, Colorado has issued the Fifth Amended Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home on June 2, 2020.
The following establishments will remain closed to the public:
1. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs,
wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public
accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption
unless the establishment ensures access to food from a licensed retail food
establishment for on-premise consumption;
2. Cigar bars;
3. Movie and performance theaters except for drive in movie theaters, opera
houses, concert halls, and music halls; and
4. Casinos, amusement parks and arcades.
These restrictions do not apply to any of the following:
1. Room service in hotels;
2. Health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities,
and juvenile justice facilities;
3. Crisis shelters or similar institutions;
4. Airport concessionaires;
5. Institutions of higher education offering dining hall services located in or
adjacent to campus dormitories that are accessed through student, staff,
faculty, or campus associated identification, as well as grab and go food
services within these institutions, while exercising social distancing
measures of at least six feet between individuals; and
6. Any emergency facilities necessary for the response to these events.
Food and beverages may continue to offer food and beverage using delivery
service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, drive-up service, curbside delivery
These entities include restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar
places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption as or from a licensed retail food establishment, referred to in this Order as Restaurants; and bars,taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public accommodation serving alcoholic beverages and, if serving food, only snacks and not kitchen-prepared meals, referred to in this Order as Bars.
Dine In Restaurants
Effective May 27, 2020, Restaurants may open to in-person dining at 50% of the indoor posted occupancy code limit, not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less. Tables or
groups must be limited to no more than 8 people and be spaced so that patrons are a minimum of 6 feet apart. Restaurants may also use any existing, licensed outdoor space for in-person dining with the same group limit of 8 and minimum spacing of 6 feet apart. Restaurants must have or obtain approval from their local government’s permitting, building and fire code oversight agency for any new outdoor dining space prior to use.