18 Douglas County restaurants resume in-person dining after receiving Five Star program approval

Thirty-three Douglas County businesses, including 18 restaurants, increased their indoor capacity to 25% on Wednesday after receiving state approval under Colorado’s new Five Star State Certification Program. One indoor events center and 14 gyms and fitness centers also increased capacity after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified the county it had reached 10 days of sustained and […]

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Douglas County moves to leave Tri-County Health Department over mask mandate

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners on Thursday directed the county’s attorney to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department over their displeasure with a mask mandate – from which the county can and is working to opt out – which was authorized by the TCHD Board of Health on Wednesday. County Commission Board Chair Roger Partridge said in […]

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Colorado approves Douglas County variance to reopen some businesses, houses of worship

Douglas County restaurants, houses of worship, gyms and the Park Meadows mall have been given the green light to reopen, albeit at limited capacity, after state public health officials granted a variance to the state’s safer-at-home order on Friday. In a letter to county commissioners, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, approved […]

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