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Summit County Enacts Curfew for Restaurants and Bars

Summit County Public Health issued a revised public health order on Tuesday, July 13, 2020, enacting an 11:00pm curfew for bars and restaurants in Summit County.

The new order takes effect at 12:01am, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

“This curfew is intended to reduce interpersonal contact that tends to occur later at night with drinking and mingling in restaurants once the kitchen has closed,” Summit County Public Health Director Amy Wineland said. “Alcohol reduces inhibitions, increases risk tolerance and affects judgement. And unfortunately, that’s a recipe for spreading COVID-19.”

• The curfew applies to both indoor and outdoor dining
• Restaurants and bars may still sell food and beverages for take-out service after 11 p.m.
• Aside from the curfew, Summit County’s restrictions on bars and restaurants mirror those of the State of Colorado.

There are no other changes from the previous order, so all prior requirements and restrictions remain in place, including capacity restrictions and a face-covering mandate in public spaces.

To view the full press release on the amended Summit County Public Health Order, visit Summit County’s webpage.