State recognizes Gunnison County COVID-19 efforts

By Mark Reaman

Gunnison County received approval Tuesday for its request to be downgraded under the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Because the number of positive cases has dropped dramatically in the last couple of weeks, the state placed the county into the lowest status of the “Protect Our Neighbors” classification.

That essentially means restrictions will be primarily set locally as long as the numbers remain stable. Local restrictions will generally be looser than the state and things like group size and restaurant capacity can be adjusted based on conditions on the ground here instead of broader Colorado regulations.

More information will be included in the next issue of the Crested Butte News.

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