Watch Live: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks about COVID-19 restrictions going into effect today

Watch Live: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks about COVID-19 restrictions going into effect today

11/20/2020

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is speaking Friday about COVID-19 restrictions that are going into effect in Denver city and county. Fifteen counties in the state moved to “Level Red” on Friday due to a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Level Red indicates “severe risk” on the state’s six-color dial. It is just below “extreme risk,” which is Level Purple. 

How to watch Denver Mayor Michael Hancock today

  • What: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks about COVID-19 restrictions going into effect Friday
  • Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN Denver in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device 

Under Level Red restrictions “most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative,” Colorado’s health department says. “There are also significant capacity limits.”

Offices and gyms, for example, can operate at 10% capacity. Indoor dining is not allowed and bars are closed.

In-person learning for students between pre-school and 5th grade is “suggested,” while the suggestion for high schools is to do hybrid or remote learning. In-person, hybrid or remote learning is suggested for middle school students, according to the state’s health department. At all levels on the dial, childcare centers remain open.

Five additional counties will make the move to Level Red on Sunday. They are Alamosa, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo and Weld. Baca, Bent and Kiowa counties are moving to Level Orange on Saturday. 

Later on Friday, Governor Jared Polis is expected provide an update on the coronavirus pandemic. His update is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. Eastern).  

Note: Streaming plans are subject to change 

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