Castle Pines Celebrates 1st Business to Get Certified through County’s Variance Program

December 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Wed., Dec., 23, announced that “Douglas County meets 10 days of stable and declining hospitalizations and may now authorize certified businesses to open.”

With this news 33 Certified COVID Best Practice Businesses – 18 restaurants, 14 gyms/fitness centers, and one (1) indoor event venue – may have indoor patrons up to 25 % of their capacity effective immediately. This includes Castle Pines’ very own Berg Hous, which is now accepting reservations.

More than 1oo additional Douglas County businesses are in the process of pursuing the County’s certification process to become a Certified COVID Best Practices Business. The City of Castle Pines expects other local restaurants to be certified in the coming week.

Douglas County was among the first to submit the required application and letters of support to CDPHE on Fri., Dec. 18, seeking a variance that would allow increased occupancy for local businesses – including restaurants. Douglas County’s application for the state’s 5 Star Program received approval from the CDPHE on Mon., Dec. 21 contingent on the county’s ability to meet the declining or stable hospitalization metric.

A current list of Douglas County certified businesses can be found on the County’s Certify My Business web page: www.douglas.co.us/certify-my-business.

The County’s application was submitted in collaboration with and with the support of the City of Castle Pines along with the Tri-County Health Department, hospitals, business community leadership, law enforcement and other municipalities.