Five-Star Certification Program Operating Requirements

Businesses that have been certified under Jefferson County’s Five-Star Certification Program are eligible to operate under the restrictions included on this page, based on Jefferson County’s current level on the COVID-19 Dial. The level that Jeffco is currently in and the level businesses may operate in, and a summary of the operating requirements for each level is included in the table below.

Please note that while the business may operate under the requirements of the less restrictive level, it must still comply with the requirements set forth in the State’s 5-Star Certification Policy Framework.

The table below synthesizes those requirements so that it is clear to both businesses and their customers what the operating requirements are under this certification program.

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Jeffco is currently in Level Orange
Certified Businesses may operate in Level Orange


GREENBLUEYELLOWORANGERED**PURPLE*
Indoor dining allowed?YesOpen at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 175 people per roomOpen at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 50 people per room.

Establishments larger than 7,200 sq. ft. may use the Distancing Calculator to expand to 100 patrons per room.
Open at 25% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 50 people per room.

NoNo
Outdoor dining allowed?YesYesYesYesYesNo
Size of groupsN/A10 people maximum10 people maximumLimited to members of the same householdLimited to members of the same householdN/A
Last call2:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. for on-premises consumption; 10:00 p.m. for take-outN/A
Table spacing6-feet apart6-feet apart6-feet apart10-feet apart6-feet apartN/A
Mask requirementsMust be worn at all times unless eating or drinking indoorsMust be worn at all times unless eating or drinking indoorsMust be worn at all times unless eating or drinking indoorsMust be worn at all times unless eating or drinking indoorsMust be worn at all times unless eating or drinking indoorsN/A
Regular sanitation and cleaning of high-touch surfacesRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredN/A
Daily employee symptom and exposure checksRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredN/A
Customer screening and contact tracingRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredN/A


CDPHE's Criteria for the State's 5-Star Certification Business Variance Program

The criteria for the program has been outlined by CDPHE and includes mandatory mask enforcement, social distancing, regular sanitation, employee symptom and exposure checks, and more. A business-specific plan for outbreak detection, reporting and response would need to be included as well. There are resources available from CDPHE for these requirements: