Orange, Red...And Now Purple!


What Colorado's updated COVID-19 dial means for your county? MORE HERE - Read the CDPHE full explanation of the updated dial and restrictions.

While Level Red was previously the most severe level on the dial, that distinction now belongs to Level Purple.

Level Orange - "for counties where numbers are going up but not to the point where everything needs to be shut down."

  • New COVID-19 cases are at an incidence of no greater than 350 per 100,000 in a two week period
  • The percent of positive results over a rolling 14 day average is no greater than 15%
  • Hospitalization rates are increasing in the preceding 14 day period.
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people from two housholds
  • No more than 25% in-person workers for non-critical office businesses.
  • No more than 50% capacity for critical and non-critical retail businesses.
  • No more than 25% capacity, or 50 people, at restaurants, houses of worship and other indoor locations.
  • No more than 25% capacity, or 25 people, for indoor gyms and recreation centers.

Level Red - "for counties with high levels of transmission, hospitalizations, and positivity rates."

  • New COVID-19 cases are at an incidence of greater than 350 per 100,000in a two week period
  • The percent of positive results over a rolling 14 day average is greater than 15%
  • Hospitalization rates are increasing in the preceding 14 day period.
  • Here are some of the key restrictions that accompany Level Red:
  • No gatherings of more than two non-household members.
  • No more than 10% capacity for non-critical office businesses.
  • No more than 50% capacity for critical and non-critical retail businesses.
  • No indoor dining at restaurants.
  • No indoor events.
  • No more than 10% capacity, or 10 people, for indoor gyms.

Level Purple - "for counties where hospital capacity is at extreme risk of being overrun."

  • Hospital capacity risks being breached or hospitals approaching 90% of their reported surge capacity.
  • Extreme risk to individuals in the county, region or state as determined by CDPHE.
  • No gatherings of more than two non-household members.
  • Non-critical office businesses closed for in-person work.
  • Non-essential retail businesses closed but available for curbside service
  • Restaurants closed for indoor and outdoor dining but available for curbside service
  • Indoor and outdoor events closed
  • Indoor gyms closed but can do outdoor activities with 10 people or less