Colorado‘s Governor Jared Polis addressed the public this afternoon, outlying new “safer at home” guidelines for COVID-19. Listed among the main points of the new guidelines were the reopening of outdoor events. Concerts, fairs, rodeos, and receptions were specifically mentioned. These new “safer at home” guidelines will be put into effect this Thursday, June 18. Below is a screenshot taken from Gov. Polis’s address.
While we can see that many services will be reopening again, Gov. Polis emphasized that folks will be taking a risk in choosing to participate. Hence the name, “safer at home.” In the video, he then gives an explanation on the move, stating that we should be able to manage the spread of COVID-19 while keeping “our society and economy going in a sustainable way.”
Certain large facilities, such as houses of worship and event and conference spaces, will be allowed to have up to 100 people in the same room, depending on the size of the room. Venues over 5,650 square feet can open up to 25% capacity or 75 people, and venues over 11,300 square feet will be allowed up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
We’re very interested to see how Colorado’s promoters will respond to these new guidelines. Safety should always be the number one priority, but we’re also feeling giddy with excitement thinking about being able to enjoy live music again.
Check out the full video of Jared Polis’s update for Colorado below.