The Tri-County Health Department has ordered five restaurants in Douglas County to close after they violated a public health order that doesn’t allow in-person dining because the coronavirus pandemic.
Douglas County is at Level Red, the second-highest level on the state’s color-coded dial system. Under the public health order for that level, all restaurants were ordered to stop in-person dining on Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.
The restaurants ordered closed Monday are:
- The Gym Co. Tavern in Parker
- The Library Co. Bar & Kitchen in Castle Rock
- The Office Bar & Kitchen in Castle Rock
- Tailgate Tavern in Parker
- The Whisky Lodge in Castle Rock
Under the orders issued by the health department, the restaurants must remain closed until the agency determines they are in compliance.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis said businesses that refuse to comply with COVID-19 restrictions could lose their licenses.
The state’s color-coded dial system assigns a county a level based on new cases, the percentages of tests that are positive and how hospitalizations are trending. As of Tuesday, at least 25 counties, including most of the Denver metro, are at Level Red.
In Level Red counties, restaurants can still offer outdoor service, takeout and curbside options. However, all personal gatherings outside of an individual’s household are prohibited and last call for alcohol is 8 p.m.