MITIGATION STRATEGY CHECKLIST FOR THE 5 STAR VARIANCE

What qualifies as an XL Indoor Event Venue?

A single room that exceeds 28,000 square feet is considered an XL Indoor Event Venue. Combining the square footage of contiguous rooms in order to meet the square footage requirement is not permitted. Casinos are not eligible for this designation. 

LevelEligibilityBenefit for Certified BusinessesXL Indoor Events Venues
GreenAn automatic capacity increase process is already built into Protect Our NeighborsIncreases consumer confidenceIncreases consumer confidence
BlueEligible if incidence, percent positivity, and hospitalizations ALL meet Level Blue thresholds. Incidence and percent positivity must be maintained for 7 consecutive days.Increases consumer confidenceIncreases consumer confidence
YellowEligible if incidence, percent positivity, and hospitalizations ALL meet Level Yellow  thresholds. Incidence and percent positivity must be maintained for 7 consecutive days. Certified businesses can operate at Level Blue allowancesCertified venues can operate at 50% capacity up to 2,000 per room* using 6’ social distancing between non-household members
OrangeEligible if incidence, percent positivity, and hospitalizations ALL meet Level Orange thresholds. Incidence and percent positivity must be maintained for 7 consecutive days.Certified businesses can operate at Level Yellow allowancesCertified venues can operate at up to 500 per room* using 6’ social distancing between non-household members
RedEligible ONLY if a county has had a two-week sustained decline in incidence, a percent positivity under 10% or 10 cumulative days of decline in the previous rolling 14-day period, and less than 90% of regional ICU beds in use in addition to 10 cumulative days of decline in the previous 14-day period for hospitalizations. Certified businesses can operate at Level Orange allowancesCertified venues can operate at up to 500 per room* using social distancing between non-household members
PurpleNot eligibleNot eligibleNot eligible

*Per room defined as any single space that exceeds 28,000 square feet. 

XL Indoor Events Mitigation StrategiesCURRENT REQUIREMENTS CERTIFIED QUALIFICATIONS
MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND ENFORCED✔️✔️
6’ DISTANCING, AND PLAN FOR GUEST ENTRY, EXIT, AND MOVEMENT WITH CLEAR SIGNAGE✔️✔️
REGULAR SANITATION AND CLEANING OF HIGH TOUCH SURFACES✔️✔️
DAILY EMPLOYEE SYMPTOM AND EXPOSURE CHECKSSee CDPHE’s symptom support tool and employee screening form.✔️ Recommended✔️Required
SCREEN FOR SYMPTOMS, AND RECORD CUSTOMER NAMES AND CONTACT INFO TO SUPPORT TRACING✔️ Recommended✔️Required
BUSINESS SPECIFIC PLANS FOR OUTBREAK DETECTION, REPORTING AND RESPONSEFind information on what should be included in outbreak plans.✔️
IMPLEMENTATION & COMPLIANCE PLANS, INCLUDING ROOM DIAGRAMS, FILED WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE✔️
VENTILATION IMPROVEMENT BY:HVAC improvements, orHEPA filters appropriate for space size, orOpening windows or doors during business hours to maximize airflow.✔️
EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION SERVICE PROMOTION & OUTREACH TO EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS✔️
PUBLICLY DISPLAYED INSTRUCTIONS FOR A CUSTOMER TO LODGE COMPLIANCE COMPLAINTS TO BOTH LPHA AND CDPHECDPHE complaint form: covid19.colorado.gov/certified-compliance ✔️
EXTRA EFFORT TO CREATE SPECIAL HOURS OR ACCOMODATIONS FOR AT RISK POPULATIONS✔️
BUSINESSES SEEKING CERTIFICATION MUST HAVE ZERO PRIOR CITATIONS OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS✔️