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Boulder County levels up to 'severe risk' restrictions


November 25, 2020

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An updated COVID restriction dial: effective Nov. 20, the new, purple Extreme Risk category was added and Boulder County was raised to the Severe Risk level. "When it was created originally, it was broad and I think the state also had to fine-tune the restrictions because it went from one extreme to the next," said Pastor Kintzel. "I think it's good to have more levels, but it creates anxiety when things change"

On Friday, Nov. 6, Boulder County was moved to Level Orange, High Risk category. Barely two weeks later, Governor Jared Polis added a new color to the COVID dial and Boulder County was bumped up to Level Red, Severe Risk, which was redefined as somewhere between Level Orange and the new Extreme Risk-Stay at Home shut-down, known as Level Purple.

"The numbers have been going up, so I can't say t...

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