Northern Colorado restaurants will be allowed to continue serving tables inside their establishments while many others in the state will be forced to shift to mostly takeout/carryout.

15 Colorado counties announced they will shift to new Level Red restrictions. For restaurants in those counties, that means all indoor dining must close. Small outdoor dining is still allowed, but last call will be 8 p.m.

Neither Larimer nor Weld Counties are among the initial wave adopting the new restrictions that will halt all indoor dining.

Both are currently at Level Yellow restrictions, meaning that they can seat 50% indoor capacity with social distancing guidelines. Last call is 11 p.m.

Larimer County did add some additional restaurant guidelines in a new public health order last Friday:

  • Indoor dining is limited to a maximum of eight people per table. Residents are encouraged to have no more than two households per table. Restaurants are still required to follow all other State of Colorado COVID-19 Dial Level Yellow requirements.
  • No food or beverage service at bars. Customers may not stand or sit at bar. Tableside service is allowed.
  • Once the capacity for restaurants and bars is met, reservations are required. No indoor waiting areas for restaurants or bars.
  • Restaurants and bars are now required to collect contact information for customers and provide LCDHE with that information weekly at larimer.org/health.
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