Citing encouraging trends, ample hospital capacity, and a robust suppression plan for containing the spread of COVID-19, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners submitted a request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), on June 10, 2020, asking the state to grant a variance from current public health orders for certain industries within the county. The requests were for restaurants, gyms, houses of worship, and indoor events. Here is a link to the press release and full variance application from Arapahoe County.
On June 29, 2020, CDPHE approved the request with some amendments detailed in their letter to Tri-County Health Department. You can read the full variance decision with the CDPHE amendments HERE