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Aspen hits the Level Red numbers but creates a new color code to keep dine-in service going

Rich communities like Aspen have the ability to set their own rules within Gov. Polis’ color-coded COVID wheel as science turns out to be for sale.

It all started when the coronavirus ignored the thousands of affidavits signed by Aspen’s visitors swearing not to be contaminated with the COVID.

As the Aspen Times reports, the virus continues to spread on an “astronomical” level.

But instead of going to the Red Plains along with 33 other Colorado counties, Aspen stated that they are upgrading health codes to Orange Plus Plus.

It’s like Red Level because they’re on Red Level metrics, only that they won’t close restaurants like other counties with roughly the same two-week positivity rate, incidence rate, and hospital metric as Pitkin County.

Because it’s Aspen.

According to Polis Law, communities must follow the same protocols at every level of its color-coded wheel.

“The only things that change across levels are capacity limits.”

Therefore, Aspen changed the capacity limits for restaurants from “Indoor Dining Closed” or “Zero Capacity” to 25% capacity.

If Aspen can optimize capacity from closed to 25%, why can’t other red counties?

Because they’re not Aspen with five star restaurants and wealthy diners, that’s why.

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