Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food must close during the month of July, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced at a briefing Tuesday.
Keeping them open is “too big a risk,” he said. They will be closed for in-person service only, and will be allowed to sell alcohol as a take-out option.
The move comes amid an uptick of Covid-19 cases in many states across the nation, including Colorado.
It’s possible that areas of Colorado that have improvement will be able to reopen bars at nightclubs at some point during July, he said.
Bars that now serve food and function as restaurants can stay open provided there is social distancing and people remain six feet apart. Customers must also be seated with their own party.