If the state approves Gilpin County’s 5 Star Program, Gilpin County businesses would be able to operate at a level below their current designation. For example: Gilpin County is presently in the “Level Orange” designation. If the State approves Gilpin County’s 5 Star Program AND a business receives the appropriate certification, the certified business could operate at the Level Yellow restriction level. When Gilpin County drops to the Level Yellow restriction level, that certified business could then operate at Level Blue restriction levels.
Industries that have been allowed less restrictive operating levels from the state, such as restaurants, are able to apply immediately. The applications and site inspections will be conducted though no changes in operations will be possible until Gilpin County is officially approved for the 5 Star Program.