Restaurants can begin opening for dine-in service on Wednesday, under the guidelines published by CDPHE

Written on 05/25/2020

On Sunday, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) released updated guidelines for restaurants, which included preparing restaurants to begin on-premise dining. Going back to your favorite restaurants may again be possible, starting on May 27th, but it will be a phased in approach. 

Below are just a few of the listed requirements as published by CDPHE, you can view the full “COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants and Food Service” by clicking the link below:

  • Restaurants can and are encouraged to continue to offer curbside pick-up & delivery, including alcohol.
  • For indoor service, the restaurant can host up to 50 percent of their maximum occupancy or 50 guests, whichever is fewer.
  • All employees must wear face coverings and all shared surfaces must be deep cleaned and disinfected prior to a new party being seated.
  • The size of any dining party may not be more than eight people
  • No self-service or buffet options
  • Encourage contactless payment options whenever possible
  • Request that customers wear a face covering when not eating or drinking
  • Consider refusing service to customers who refuse to adhere to hygiene and physical distancing requirements


  • Jefferson County Public Health: Their website advised it is updated every Monday and Thursday, but as of 3:30PM today (Monday) the site had not been updated and was last updated Thursday at 5:00PM. So, there were no available details specific to the announced made by CDPHE.
  • City of Arvada: As of 3:00PM today, the City of Arvada’s, May 4th, extended emergency declaration was still in effect and all City Facilities, except Municipal Court and the Police Department Community Stations, are closed through May 30th.


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