In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Adams County, the Tri-County Health Department has issued a new public health order for the county that includes new restrictions, including a curfew for everyone except essential workers to be off all public streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., effective Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. Current data shows Adams County has the highest numbers in the state in terms of COVID-19 daily new cases and per 100,000 people. As of Nov. 5, there are 17,107 known positive cases in Adams County with a two-week incidence rate of 797/100,000 population, and a test positivity rate of 12.7-percent. This new public health order aims to slow community-wide spread of the virus. The order will be in effect for 30 days and will be re-evaluated frequently.
Among the restrictions:
Spectators are prohibited at all sporting events including Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) sanctioned sporting events.
A nighttime curfew is imposed in all public places within Adams County, including streets and public rights-of-way, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.
During the hours of curfew, any business that is not a Critical Business, as defined in Public Health Order 20-36, must be closed to the public. Employees and individuals providing goods or services to the business are not considered members of the public for purposes of this Order. Restaurants must be closed to in-person dining but may offer curbside and delivery services.
During the hours of curfew, all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place, with the following exceptions:
Providing or accessing Necessary Activities as defined in Public Health order 20-36, except that this does not include engaging in outdoor activity;
Providing or accessing a Critical Government Function as defined in Public Health Order 20-36;
Providing or accessing a Critical Business as defined in Public Health Order 20-36;
Engaging in Necessary Travel as defined in Public Health Order 20-36
Restaurants must limit party size to six people or less from no more than two households. Restaurants are encouraged to place a time limit on diners in order to maximize table turnover during hours of operation.
All alcohol beverage sales, service, and consumption must cease at 10 p.m.
As required by Public Health Order 20-36, all Critical Businesses, non-Critical Businesses and Critical Government Functions must adopt work from home or telework policies for any operations that can be done remotely.
To read the full public health order, click here.
If numbers don't improve, Adams County will risk reverting back to Level Red: Stay at Home. Under the Stay at Home order, restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and personal services will be closed to in-person service, among other restrictions.
In order to comply with the public health order, Brighton City Hall will remain closed to the public except for by appointment only to limit contact. To make an appointment, contact the department or employee you wish to meet with or call 303-655-2000. Residents may also visit www.brightonco.gov for many online services.
If you have any questions regarding the public health order, please contact TCHD at 303-220-9200.