Adams County is now under Level Red capacity to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The metrics used to determine this severe risk category include:
- New COVID-19 cases are at an incidence of greater than 350 per 100,000 in 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
What this means for Thornton businesses
As per the Level Red guidelines, the following restrictions have been put in place:
- Non-critical office-based businesses: In-person work up to 10% of their posted occupancy limit; remote work is strongly encouraged
- Critical and non-critical retail: Operations are allowed at 50% of the posted occupancy limit; enhanced offerings should include options for curbside pickup, delivery, and dedicated service hours for senior and at-risk individuals
- Non-critical manufacturing: Operations at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room
- Field services (not necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and critical operation of residences and other critical business or critical government functions: closed
- Real estate services: Individual showings are authorized; open houses are prohibited
- Personal services: Operations at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less, per room
- Limited healthcare settings: Operations at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less, per room
- Restaurants: closed for in-person indoor dining; may offer curbside, takeout and delivery; may use existing, licensed outdoor space for in-person outdoor dining with tables limited to members of the same household and minimum spacing of 6 feet apart; no alcohol sold between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily; takeout may continue until 10 p.m.
- Gyms, rec centers and indoor pools: May operate at 10% capacity, not to exceed 10 people, whichever is less; excluding staff per room indoors; Reservations required for all indoor and outdoor services
For more information on COVID-19 public health orders or to learn more about the status dial, visit the Adams County Health Department website.
The new restrictions will remain in effect until Friday, December 18, at which time the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will make further determinations after reviewing the data.
What is the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center doing to keep visitors safe?
Alliance has masks and hand sanitizer on hand and performs temperature checks at the entrance. The tables and seats are spaced out as per social distancing requirements and tables include plexiglass dividers.
Need support from the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center?
The Alliance provides free assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19 through business counseling and resources, in-person and virtual workshops, wifi and laptops onsite, marketing support, business site selection and local demographic data reports. The Alliance provides a sanitized and monitored environment for its staff and visitors.
- In person: The Alliance is located at 550 E. Thornton Pkwy., Suite 170 in Thornton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- By phone: Call (720) 674-3547 with questions or to make an appointment.
- By email: Email alliance@ThorntonCO.gov with questions or to make appointment.
- Online: Visit https://businessinthornton.com/local-business/alliance-alianza-business-assistance-center/ to see a video about the Alliance’s free offerings and a list of free workshops.