Newest state health order allows weddings, funerals, competitive races with size limits

  • COVID-19, courtesy Centers for Disease Control
    COVID-19, courtesy Centers for Disease Control

Colorado released its latest set of guidelines related to COVID-19 today, with weddings and funerals now being allowed with social distancing and a 50-person limit indoors.

The new, sixth version of the "Safer at Home" rules allow outdoor "life rite" ceremonies with an agreement on crowd size from local health authorities. Churches were allowed to resume in-person services as of last week, with proper social distancing and other precautions in place to limit contagion.

Competitive sports races are also now allowed with social distancing and group sizes of 10 – meaning race managers could stagger start times and allow groups of 10 participants at a time to race together, spreading out the participants. Outdoor sports facilities are also allowed to have up to 25 people on outdoor sports courts, such as basketball courts or soccer fields.

The 10-person limit on mass gatherings in any setting remains in place across Colorado.

Editor's note: This is a developing story and will be reported on more in this week's edition of the Plaindealer.