Colorado businesses were surprised when Gov. Jared Polis rolled back COVID-19 restrictions in a social media post on Wednesday night. The turnaround is a welcome reprieve, but for many, it may be a short-term Band-Aid.
Effective Jan. 4, counties now labeled as “Red” on the state’s coronavirus dial will be moved back to “Orange” status. The move encompasses much of the state. That means most restaurants will be able to resume indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Some restaurants have been able to stay afloat with robust takeout and delivery operations — for both food and drink. But that doesn’t work for everybody.