Arapahoe County Five-Star Recovery Program Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications

The County’s Five-Star Recovery Partner Program has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will be administered by a committee comprised of officials from Arapahoe County, its municipalities, and the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD).

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020,  Governor Polis announced that counties under Level Red restrictions will move to Level Orange restrictions beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.  This includes Arapahoe County –  Read the full press release.

The Five-Star Recovery Program allows businesses that have demonstrated compliance with COVID public health guidelines and safety precautions to operate with capacity restrictions one level above Arapahoe County’s position in the Statewide dial. Businesses can operate under Level Orange starting Monday, Jan. 4 without the certification.

The application portal is now open; we anticipate inspections beginning the week of January 4, 2021. To ensure a timely review of your application, please carefully review the application process before submittal.

Arapahoe County must meet and sustain “Level Orange” metrics in incidence, positivity, and hospitalization rates for one week. Five-Star certified businesses are not able to operate at “Level Yellow” until those metrics have been met.

  • To qualify for the program, restaurants must be able to demonstrate 10-foot spacing at the inspection. Once certified, restaurants may practice 6-foot spacing between tables as long as Arapahoe County remains below Level Red.

Have questions about the program? Email To read more about this program, certification and the application process click HERE