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COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE TOWN OF VAIL

At the Town of Vail, we are keeping a very close eye on COVID-19, as the safety, health, and well-being of our community is our top priority. We have pulled together resources to help you navigate through this difficult time and will be continually updating them as the situation develops.  



    ADOPTING THE STATEWIDE COVID-19 DIAL DASHBOARD

Eagle County updates public health order in response to increased disease spread

Nov. 16, 2020 - Eagle County is moving to level “Orange” on the state’s COVID-19 dial. The change requires updates to the local public health order to address increased disease spread in the community. The order continues to incorporate statewide orders in their entirety, while including additional local requirements. Both changes will be effective as of 5 p.m. on Nov. 16

Case incidence rates continue to climb, and Eagle County’s move to the High Risk: Safer At Home category on the statewide dial dashboard is intended to address this steep rise. Officials note that while the new order is certainly not a move in the right direction, the change does not shut down businesses or schools. It does mean additional capacity limits on restaurants, retail establishments, places of worship, gyms, group sports and events.

Officials are also reminding the community that while local public health agencies have the ability to add local restrictions, they do not have the discretion to be less restrictive than state orders. In addition to the statewide requirements, Eagle County’s updated order includes the following new local provisions:

  • Reflects the change from level Yellow to level Orange
  • Clarifies face coverings are required in restaurants and bars except when actively eating or drinking and provided that social distancing is maintained between members of different parties
  • Requires all events to be approved by Eagle County Government. 

The order also includes previously adopted local requirements:

  • Outlines requirements for people who are sick and for people who have been exposed to someone who is sick, including cooperating with the county on case and outbreak investigations
  • Requires all visitors be free of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 for 14 days prior to arrival in Eagle County. 
  • Continues face covering requirements in indoor public spaces for those over the age of two, with limited exceptions
  • Provides general business requirements, as well as specific guidance for organized recreational youth and adult league sports.

All community members are encouraged to read the state and local public health orders in their entirety.

Eagle County is also encouraging everyone to subscribe to CO Exposure Notifications, a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19.

By opting in, an Android or iPhone device will share anonymous tokens with other subscribers using the phone’s Bluetooth. If users have been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will send a notification. Those who test positive can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19. Tokens contain no personal information or location data and everything is completely anonymous. Visit www.addyourphone.com for more information.

Updates on the county’s response to COVID-19 are being shared at www.eaglecountycovid.org. The county’s forum for community discussions is at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice.

 

Eagle County is Currently at LEVEL ORANGE: HIGH RISK


 
 
 

 
 

 



Additional State Updates

Current Colorado State Public Health Orders: https://covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-executive-orders

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME SICK

 

TESTING

Availability and turnaround time for COVID-19 testing in Eagle County is getting better every day. If you are experiencing symptoms of the virus, you should seek testing, preferably as soon as you experience the onset of symptoms. These include shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, body aches, ear ache, sore throat, loss of the sense of smell or taste, or sometimes abdominal pain, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Eagle County COVID-19 testing sites.

 

If you are feeling sick, please self-report your symptoms at: Eagle County COVID-19 Symptoms Report Form

 

Isolation and Homecare Recommendations

If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect that you have COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 may include mild symptoms at the start such as headache, sore throat, fatigue, as well as muscle aches, fever, cough and shortness of breath. 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have some of the symptoms above but have not been tested, you should follow the below instructions.

Stay home
Stay home for 10 days from the start of symptoms AND 24 hours until fever free, whichever is longer and as long as your symptoms are significantly improving. Do not go outside, have other people visit, or leave your home during this time, except to see a healthcare provider.

Separate yourself from other people in your home
Do the best you can to stay away from other people as much as possible.  If you can, stay in a room to yourself and away from other people in your home.   Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone else as much as you can. Use a separate bathroom, if you can. You should not be responsible for caring for others. Additional guidance below.
 
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
Call your healthcare provider first and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. If you have a medical plan with Eagle County Public Health & Environment - follow that plan. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Wear a facemask
You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (for example, sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they are in the same room as you. 

Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and immediately clean your hands with either alcohol based hand rub or soap and water. 

Wash your hands
Clean your hands often. Wash thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Alternatively, if your hands are not visibly dirty, you can use an alcohol based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol, rubbing on all surfaces of the hands until dry.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Avoid sharing personal household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and hot water.

Monitor your symptoms and act quickly if they worsen
If your illness is worsening (for example, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing):

  • Act quickly. Call your healthcare provider and tell them that you are a person who is confirmed to have, or may have COVID-19.
  • If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or may have COVID19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive. 
  • Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. 
  • People who are being monitored by public health for symptoms should follow instructions provided by public health.

 
Family Members and Roommates of a Person with Symptoms

  • If you have symptoms, please stay away from healthy household members as much as possible.
  • Household members that don’t have symptoms: keep distance from the person that is ill as much as possible. This includes not sharing the same bedroom, staying at least 6 feet apart, and having the ill person and all other household members wear a mask when in the same room. 
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that come into contact with anyone who is sick on a regular basis.
  • Make sure everyone in the household washes their hands frequently.  Monitor yourself for any symptoms daily for 14 total days.
  • For more information call Eagle County Public Health & Environment at 970-235-0187.

 

 

    TOWN OF VAIL, LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL COVID-19 UPDATES

 

TOWN OF VAIL COVID-19 UPDATES

 

Vail Town Manager Signs Executive Order Limiting Private Gatherings and Indoor Dining to Slow Spread of COVID-19: Click Here

Safety protocols from Town of  Vail and Vail Mountain: vailgov.com/maskon

Vail Implements Mandatory Mask Zone Ahead of 2020-2021 Ski Season Click Here

Vail Transit Passengers: Expect Possibility of Delays, Capacity Challenges during Winter Season; Plan Ahead, Be Patient: Click Here

Town of Vail Announces Additional Operational Changes in Anticipation of Elevated COVID-19 Risk Meter: Click Here

Town of Vail Pioneers Municipal-wide Installation of Synexis BioDefense System: Click Here

Town of Vail Public Meetings Will Return to Virtual-Only Format: Click Here

Vail Health: https://www.vailhealth.org/covid-19
Watch: How Vail Health & the Eagle River Valley Prevented a Surge of COVID-19 Cases: Click Here
Vail Health Video Resources: https://www.vailhealth.org/covid-19/video-resources

Vail Police Announce New Online Multilingual Crime Reporting Form for non-emergencies: https://crimewatch.net/us/co/eagle/vail-pd

Explore Vail, virtually: https://discovervail.com/virtual-vail/

 

EAGLE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES


Eagle County launches new COVID-19 website: Click Here

Eagle County adopts statewide COVID-19 dial dashboard: Click Here

Eagle County COVID-19 Performance Indicators: Click Here

Eagle County Standing Public Health Order, Effective Nov.3: Click Here

Eagle County Community COVID-19 monitoring: Click Here

Eagle County Public Health COVID-19 Updates: www.eaglecounty.us/COVID-19/

Eagle County Public Safety Information: www.ecemergency.org/

Eagle County COVID-19 Messages (Video): vimeo.com/showcase/6864153

One Valley Voice Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice/

 

STATE COVID-19 UPDATES


Statewide Public Health and Executive Orders: Click Here

State of Colorado COVID-19 Page: https://covid19.colorado.gov/

State COVID Dial Dashboard: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial

State COVID Dial Dashboard by County: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard

State COVID Dial Factsheet: Click Here

State COVID Dial Policy Framework: Click Here

What does Safer At Home Mean? Click Here

Cases of COVID-19 in Colorado: covid19.colorado.gov/case-data

Sign Up for the Colorado COVID-19 Exposure Notification System: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.co.cdphe.exposurenotifications

Colorado Department of Health and Environment: covid19.colorado.gov/

Governor Jared Polis: www.colorado.gov/governor/

Colorado Department of Natural Resources: Outdoor Recreation Guidelines for Coloradans and Local Communities | ​COVID-19
Outdoor Recreation FAQ |​ ​COVID-19Outdoor Recreation Resources |​ ​COVID-19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds began opening at Colorado's state parks on Tuesday, May 12. Click Here

 

NATIONAL COVID-19 UPDATES


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: www.cdc.gov/

 

    FOR BUSINESSES/WORKERS

BUSINESSES

 

Commercial Rent Relief Program: Click Here

Gift Card Program – Register to Participate Here

Vail Community Relief Fund: Click Here

Letter from Chief of Police about Enforcement within Vail Businesses: Click Here

Mask Enforcement Posters for Your Business: Click Here

Open Businesses and Services Offered (Post info about your business): http://vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board/

Local Resources for Businesses: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources: www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Payroll Protection Program www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/04/payroll-protection-program-details/

Short Term Rental Update 6.22.20: Click Here
FAQs Regarding Short-Term Rentals and Hotel/Accommodation Services: Click Here

Colorado Department of Revenue COVID-19 Updates: Click Here 

Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center choosecolorado.com/covid19/

Vail Chamber: www.vailchamber.org/

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources: https://www.coloradosbdc.org/covid/

Small Business Support Programs: https://www.safehome.org/resources/small-business-protection-guide/

 

WORKERS


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment

Emergency Assistance: Click Here

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

State & Federal Emergency Assistance Resources: http://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/state-federal-emergency-assistance.html

Mental Health Resources: www.eaglevalleybh.org/

 

    FOR FAMILIES

Emergency Resources: https://www.vailgov.com/DnnImageHandler.ashx?mode=securefile&fileId=41073&MaxWidth=74&MaxHeight=42

Talking to kids about COVID-19: www.eagleschools.net/talking-children-about-covid-19-coronavirus

The Salvation Army - Rent, Gas & Electricity Assistance: https://vailgov.com/Portals/0/docs/COVID19/COVID%20-%20RENT%20ASSISTANCE%20FLYER%20-%20ENGLISH.pdf?ver=2020-07-09-093210-500https://vailgov.com/Portals/0/docs/COVID19/COVID%20FLYER%20-%20RENT%20ASSISTANCE%20-%20SPANISH.pdf?ver=2020-07-09-093138-98

Eagle County Schools: https://www.eagleschools.net/

Businesses Open In Eagle County: http://vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board/

Mental Health Resources: www.eagleschools.net/parents/mental-health-community-resources,
www.eaglevalleybh.org/

Food Resources: www.eagleschools.net/foodresources, salvationarmyvail.org/, eaglevalleycf.org/the-community-market/

Eagle Valley Family Assistance Fund: https://evfaf.net/

Economic Assistance: 970-328-8888 / www.eaglecounty.us/economicservices/

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

State & Federal Emergency Assistance Resources: http://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/state-federal-emergency-assistance.html

Social Distancing Ideas/Things to Do: www.vailhealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing

Vail Public Library Virtual Story Time: https://www.facebook.com/VailPublicLibrary/

One Valley Voice Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice/

Takeout Restaurant Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2347180638905475/

Colorado DNR Outdoor Recreation Guidelines: Outdoor Recreation Guidelines for Coloradans and Local Communities | ​COVID-19Outdoor Recreation FAQ |​ ​COVID-19Outdoor Recreation Resources |​ ​COVID-19

Colorado Childcare Assistance Program: http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Families?p=Family&s=Colorado-Child-Care-Assistance-Program&lang=en

14 ways you can help soothe your child’s anxieties about this school year: https://covid19.colorado.gov/soothe-child-anxiety-blog

What to expect when you're expecting during a pandemic: https://covid19.colorado.gov/blog-post/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-during-a-pandemic

 

    FOR SENIORS

Printable Resource Guide for Seniors:
English
Spanish

Senior Shopping Hours in Eagle County Click Here

Local pharmacy times and locations Click Here

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

Food Resources  Click Here

Eagle County Community Market - eaglevalleycf.org/

Businesses Open In Eagle County: http://vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board/

Eagle County Healthy Aging Resources: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/Healthy_Aging/Overview/
Brochure: https://www.eaglecounty.us/uploadedFiles/ECG_Website/PublicHealth/Healthy_Aging/Public%20Health%20Trifold%20Template_New2018.pdf

Our Hope Center of Eagle River Valley: 970-306-4673https://ourhopecenter.org/

Mental Health Resources: www.eaglevalleybh.org/

Resources for Caregivers of Seniors: https://www.getcaregiverconnections.org/

ECO Regional Transit Schedules: www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/Schedules/

Resources for older adults and their families: https://covid19.colorado.gov/prepare-protect-yourself/protect-those-at-higher-risk/resources-for-older-adults-and-their-families

    FOR VISITORS

COME WELL. STAY WELL. LEAVE WELL. 

Whether you are a first-time guest or regular visitor, we are happy to have you and hope you enjoy your stay. Like many communities, we are working hard to protect the health and safety of all our residents and guests. Limiting the transmission of COVID-19 is a top priority. Our success has been due to the community’s commitment to social distancing and the use of face coverings. Now we are asking for your help, too, in respecting those ongoing efforts. We are asking all visitors to join our residents in adhering to the…


Five Commitments of Containment 

  • I will maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms


Learn more at www.welcometoeaglecounty.com

 

Face Coverings Required

Face coverings are required by Public Health Order in Eagle County and we thank you in advance for protecting yourself as well as our staff and residents during your visit. Please be advised:

  • Face coverings are not a substitute for maintaining 6 feet of physical distance in any public environment. Please do not stay in close quarters with anyone from outside your household or hotel room.

  • You should plan to wear a face-covering when entering any place of business or public indoor environment (retail store, grocery store, post office, library, other government buildings, theater, etc.)

  • As a general rule, masks are not required in an outdoor environment unless you are in a densely populated public outdoor space, or you cannot consistently maintain 6 feet of physical distance from non-household members for 15 minutes or longer.

 

Open for Business

All businesses in Eagle County have implemented protocols to meet local social distancing requirements that have been put in place to protect you. Please respect the policies of our local establishments.

Search and find open businesses like restaurants, hotel, retail and services to learn specific hours and protocols at vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board.

 

A Letter to Visitors of Eagle County from Eagle County Department of Public Health and Environment: Click Here 

Vail Welcome Center, open daily 970-477-3522 or welcome@vailgov.com
https://www.vailgov.com/welcome-centers

TOV Bus Schedules: https://vailgov.com/bus-information

TOV Parking Information: https://vailgov.com/parking

ECO Transit info: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/

Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds began opening at Colorado's state parks on Tuesday, May 12. Click Here

What to Know About COVID-19 & Colorado Travel: https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/05/what-to-know-about-covid-19-and-colorado-travel-2/

For Colorado Travel Updates please visit www.Cotrip.org or dial 511

Colorado Department of Natural Resources: Outdoor Recreation Guidelines for Coloradans and Local Communities | ​COVID-19
Outdoor Recreation FAQ |​ ​COVID-19Outdoor Recreation Resources |​ ​COVID-19


Camping Guidelines

 

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help our healthcare workers: https://www.vailhealth.org/covid-19/way-to-help

Create masks with these instructions from Vail Health: https://www.vailhealth.org/pdf/VailHealth/COVID19/Vail_Health_Mask_Instructions.pdf

Donate or Volunteer at The Community Market: https://eaglevalleycf.org/the-community-market/

Make a donation to the Vail Valley Foundation Community Fund: https://vvf.org/donate/community-fund/

Make a donation to Eagle County Behavioral Health: https://www.eaglevalleybh.org/

Volunteer with Help Colorado Now: https://helpcoloradonow.org/

Blood Donations: www.vailhealth.org/community/community-events/blood-drives

The Eagle County Healthy Aging Program is collecting information from people who are interested in assisting older residents during the coronavirus outbreak. To volunteer, send an email to healthyaging@eaglecounty.us and include your name, phone number and email address. 

The Community Market is a partnership of Eagle Valley Community Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Eagle County government, Vail Resorts, a number of community nonprofit groups and other entities that provide local food assistance. eaglevalleycf.org/

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Eagle River Valley has launched a local COVID-19 Response Philanthropy Fund to support our community’s greatest needs. The United Way of Eagle River Valley Board of Directors has pledged $38,000 to this fund and is now seeking additional contributions. Anyone who would like to donate can text AID to 243725 or visit UnitedWayEagle.org

    OTHER RESOURCES/ARTICLES

Vail Town Manager Signs Executive Order Limiting Private Gatherings and Indoor Dining to Slow Spread of COVID-19: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/vail-town-manager-signs-executive-order-limiting-private-gatherings-and-indoor-dining-to-slow-spread-of-covid-19

Vail Transit Passengers: Expect Possibility of Delays, Capacity Challenges during Winter Season; Plan Ahead, Be Patient: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/vail-transit-passengers-expect-possibility-of-delays-capacity-challenges-during-winter-season-plan-ahead-be-patient

Town of Vail Announces Additional Operational Changes in Anticipation of Elevated COVID-19 Risk Meter: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/town-of-vail-announces160additional160operational-changes-in-anticipation-of-elevated-covid-19-risk-meter

Several counties move to level red on state dial: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/several-counties-move-to-level-red-on-state-dial

Vail Implements Mandatory Mask Zone Ahead of 2020-2021 Ski Season: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-implements-mandatory-mask-zone-ahead-of-2020-2021-ski-season

Town of Vail Pioneers Municipal-wide Installation of Synexis BioDefense System: https://vailgov.com/announcements/town-of-vail-pioneers-municipal-wide-installation-of-synexis160biodefense-system

Vail Town Council to Evaluate Possible Mandatory Mask Zone at Nov. 3 Meeting: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-town-council-to-evaluate-possible-mandatory-mask-zone-at-nov-3-meeting

Personal gatherings limited to ten people, no more than two households: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/personal-gatherings-limited-to-ten-people-no-more-than-two-households

Eagle County adopts new public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_adopts_new_public_health_order/

Declining transmission control in the Colorado SARS-CoV-2 model and rapidly increasing hospitalizations signal Colorado is at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/declining-transmission-control-in-the-colorado-sars-cov-2-model-and-rapidly

Several counties moving to stricter levels on Colorado's COVID dial to protect their residents: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/several-counties-moving-to-stricter-levels-on-colorados-covid-dial-to-protect-their

Halloween Tips and Tricks: https://covid19.colorado.gov/halloween-tips-and-tricks

Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3166-governor-polis-takes-action-address-covid-19-pandemic

Governor Polis Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19, Urges Coloradans to Keep up Safety Protocols: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3156-governor-polis-provides-update-colorado-response-covid-19-urges-coloradans-keep-safety

Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic & the Cameron Peak Fire: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3141-governor-polis-takes-action-address-covid-19-pandemic-cameron-peak-fire

New COVID-19 modeling report shows increased hospitalizations, potential holiday bump in cases: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/new-covid-19-modeling-report-shows-increased-hospitalizations-potential-holiday-bump

COVID-19 hospitalizations top 200 for the first time since August: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/covid-19-hospitalizations-top-200-for-the-first-time-since-august

Eagle County resumes Roaring Fork Fridays: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eagle-county-resumes-roaring-fork-fridays?e=6657c2f320

ECO Transit to resume fare collection Oct. 1: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/News/ECO_Transit_to_resume_fare_collection_Oct__1/

Eagle County to adopt statewide COVID-19 dial dashboard: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_to_adopt_statewide_COVID-19_dial_dashboard/

Gov. Polis Extends Mask Order: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/2991-gov-polis-extends-mask-order

Gov. Polis Takes Action on Learning Pods, Extends Alternate Care Sites Executive Order: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/2966-gov-polis-takes-action-learning-pods-extends-alternate-care-sites-executive-order

Community Conversation: A Collaborative Response to COVID-19: https://reflect-vod-eaglecounty.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/5252?channel=1

County responds to state notification on public health variance:https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/County_responds_to_state_notification_on_public_health_variance

Eagle County makes updates to its community monitoring dashboard: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_makes_updates_to_its_community_monitoring_dashboard/

With Sanitized Boulders And Masked-Up Gondolas, Colorado Ski Resorts Hope To Welcome Back Tourists, Not The Virus:https://www.cpr.org/2020/07/21/with-sanitized-boulders-and-masked-up-gondolas-colorado-ski-resorts-hope-to-welcome-back-tourists-not-the-virus/

Eagle County's One Valley Voice hosts live streaming forum to address community response to COVID-19: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Commissioners/News/Eagle_County_s_One_Valley_Voice_hosts_live_streaming_forum_to_address_community_response_to_COVID-19/

Town of Vail Public Meetings Will Return to Virtual-Only Format: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/artmid/1158/articleid/3382/preview/true/town-of-vail-public-meetings-will-return-to-virtual-only-format

Increasing cases of COVID-19 in Eagle County prompt changes to public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Increasing_cases_of_COVID-19_in_Eagle_County_prompt_changes_to_public_health_order/

Vail Dance Festival announces plans, schedule for virtual 2020 festival: https://www.vaildaily.com/entertainment/vail-dance-festival-announces-plans-schedule-for-virtual-2020-festival

New Eagle County COVID-19 restrictions deliver a blow to events, producers: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/new-eagle-county-covid-19-restrictions-deliver-a-blow-to-events-producers

Absent personal responsibility, Eagle County’s COVID-19 toolbox relies on regulation: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/absent-personal-responsibility-eagle-countys-covid-19-toolbox-relies-on-regulation/

Eagle County reports ninth COVID-19 death as cases double in five days: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/eagle-county-reports-ninth-covid-19-death-as-cases-double-in-five-days

Governor Polis Announces Statewide Mask Order: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-announces-statewide-mask-order

Bravo! Vail announces reimagined season with outdoor concerts at Ford Amphitheater: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/bravo-vail-announces-reimagined-season-with-outdoor-concerts-at-ford-amphitheater/

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Announces Summer Programming: http://grfavail.com/2020-summer-programming/

Vail Mountain opening Eagle Bahn Gondola, bike hauls and Forest Flyer on Friday, July 17: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-mountain-opening-eagle-bahn-gondola-bike-hauls-and-forest-flyer-on-friday-july-17

Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin counties to implement regional testing strategy for COVID-19: 
https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle,_Garfield,_Pitkin_counties_to_implement_regional_testing_strategy_for_COVID-19/

County to implement new COVID-19 public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/County_to_implement_new_COVID-19_public_health_order/

Governor Polis Extends Safer at Home and Updates Protect Our Neighbor Framework, Announces Closure of Bars: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-extends-safer-home-and-updates-protect-our-neighbor-framework-announces-closure

State Health Department Releases Protect-Our-Neighbors Roadmap: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/state-health-department-releases-protect-our-neighbors-roadmap

Eagle County Public Health and Environment has elevated its performance indicator for new cases from comfortable to cautious: 
https://sites.google.com/eaglecounty.us/covidperformanceindicators/

Public Health officials responding to clusters of illness, urging precautions: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Public_Health_officials_responding_to_clusters_of_illness,_urging_precautions/

County amends Blue Square public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/County_amends_Blue_Square_public_health_order/

Eagle County Prepares to Move to New COVID-19 Public Health Order: https://vailgov.com/announcements/eagle-county-prepares-to-move-to-new-covid-19-public-health-orde

Residents and guests reminded of the importance of personal actions in managing COVID-19: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Residents_and_guests_reminded_of_the_importance_of_personal_actions_in_managing_COVID-19/

Eagle County Submits Variance Request for Next Iteration of Public Health Order: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/eagle-county-submits-variance-request-for-next-iteration-of-public-health-order

Governor Polis Signs Updated Safer at Home Executive Order to Transition to Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-signs-updated-safer-home-executive-order-transition-safer-home-and-vast-great

Governor Polis, COVID Relief Fund Announce Fourth Round of Grants: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-covid-relief-fund-announce-fourth-round-grants

Vail Town Manager Names Public Locations for Consumption of Alcohol under Emergency Ordinance: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-town-manager-names-public-locations-for-consumption-of-alcohol-under-emergency-ordinance

Vail Announces Protocols for Public Meetings: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-announces-protocols-for-public-meetings

Vail Community Relief Funds Providing Direct Assistance to those in Need: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-community-relief-funds-providing-direct-assistance-to-those-in-nee

Town of Vail Buildings to Begin Phased Reopening to the Public June 1 with Required Safety Protocols: https://vailgov.com/announcements/town-of-vail-buildings-to-begin-phased-reopening-to-the-public-june-1-with-required-safety-protocols

Vail Town Council to Review Updated Budget Projections, Economic Recovery Actions during Tuesday’s Meeting: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-town-council-to-review-updated-budget-projections-economic-recovery-actions-during-tuesdays-meeting

2021 Burton U.S. Open Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic Concerns: https://vailgov.com/announcements/2021-burton-us-open-cancelled-due-to-ongoing-pandemic-concern

Eagle County buildings scheduled for phased reopening starting June 1: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Administration/News/Eagle_County_buildings_scheduled_for_phased_reopening_starting_June_1/

County launches collaborative COVID-19 Business Toolkit for Blue Phase: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Commissioners/News/County_launches_collaborative_COVID-19_Business_Toolkit_for_Blue_Phase/

County receives state approval for transition to Blue Phase: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/County_receives_state_approval_for_transition_to_Blue_Phase/

Eagle County to update COVID-19 public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_to_update_COVID-19_public_health_order/

“Safer at Home” precautions recommended for older adults in Blue Phase: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/%E2%80%9CSafer_at_Home%E2%80%9D_precautions_recommended_for_older_adults_in_Blue_Phase/

Eagle County preparing for next iteration of public health order: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_preparing_for_next_iteration_of_public_health_order/

Eco Transit expands service: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/News/ECO_Transit_expands_service(1)/

Western States Pact Urges $1 trillion in Federal Support for States and Cities Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/western-states-pact-urges-1-trillion-federal-support-states-and-cities-responding-covid-19

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/economic-forecast-shows-covid-19s-significant-impact-colorado-economy

Governor Polis Updates Coloradans on Timeline for Decision Making Under Safer at Home Phase: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-updates-coloradans-timeline-decision-making-under-safer-home-phase

Open For Business, A List of Local Businesses that are open and their offerings: http://vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board/

Public Health Director Heath Harmon Added to Governor's Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Policy: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/governor-polis-provides-update-colorado-response-covid-19-0

Vail Transit Returns to Service May 4 with Safety Requirements for Passengers and Drivers: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/vail-transit-returns-to-service-may-4-with-safety-requirements-for-passengers-and-drivers

Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/colorado-nevada-join-california-oregon-washington-western-states-pact

Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order on Safer at Home: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-issues-executive-order-safer-home

Plasma from recovered Vail Valley COVID-19 patients needed to help victims: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/plasma-from-recovered-vail-valley-covid-19-patients-needed-to-help-victims/

Watch: How Vail Health & the Eagle River Valley Prevented a Surge of COVID-19 Cases: https://vailhealthfoundation.org/news/watch-how-vail-health-the-eagle-river-valley-prevented-a-surge-of-covid-19-cases/?mc_cid=a51ba639b9&mc_eid=ad6cadc120

State releases public health order requiring critical business employees to wear masks: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_jT7Nsg5ZNXdu-osPehkHoAwkdtKKxBI/view

Gov. Polis Provides Update to Coloradans on State Response to COVID-19 (4.22.20): https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-provides-update-coloradans-state-response-covid-19-0

Colorado Gov. Polis says he expects Eagle County will be the first in the state to reopen: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/colorado-gov-polis-says-he-expects-eagle-county-will-be-the-first-in-the-state-to-reopen/?fbclid=IwAR0oTMpTJB1Cgf8WvP7QH6smWsLKqgs1x1gPRRqhmJGIGEyFCa_L6oFe9wc

Gov. Polis Provides Update to Coloradans on State Response to COVID-19 to Safer at Home: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-provides-update-coloradans-state-response-covid-19

Seventh death of Eagle County resident from COVID-19: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Seventh_death_of_Eagle_County_resident_from_COVID-19/

Eagle County seeks partial relief from Colorado stay-at-home orders: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_seeks_partial_relief_from_Colorado_stay-at-home_orders/

ECO Transit requires passengers to wear face coverings: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eco-transit-requires-passengers-to-wear-face-coverings

Commissioners allocate an additional $500,000 in financial assistance for residents: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Commissioners/News/Commissioners_allocate_additional_$500,000_in_financial_assistance_for_residents/

Sixth death of Eagle County resident from COVID-19: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Sixth_death_of_Eagle_County_resident_from_COVID-19/

Town of Vail Extends Sales Tax Relief Program to Aug. 20: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/town-of-vail-extends-sales-tax-relief-program-to-aug-20

Critical Businesses Now Required to Post Social Distancing Protocol by 5 p.m. on April 9: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/critical-businesses-now-required-to-post-social-distancing-protocol-by-5-pm-april-9


COVID-19 ARCHIVES

    THE GREEN PHASE

THE GREEN PHASE

 

 

Join the Community Conversation: Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
The news conference will be live streamed at www.ecgtv.com, and at www.Facebook.com/EagleCounty. The event will also be broadcast on Eagle County TV, found on channel 18 on cable systems in the Eagle River Valley.
 
"Ask Me Anything" Weekly Event: Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Each week, participants are able to ask live questions of a county or partner representative regarding the community’s COVID-19 response via the Once Valley Voice Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice/
 

GREEN PHASE BASICS

Gathering Size: 10
 
Essential Business: Operate with social distancing protocol and exempted from gathering size
 
Elective & Preventative Medical Care, Personal Services: Open with guidance
 
Low-risk recreation (golf/disc golf/non- contact sports): Social Distance Protocol required
 
High-risk recreation (playgrounds/contact sports/activities with high-touch equipment): No change - closed
 
Senior Centers: No change - closed
 
Gym/Fitness Centers: Social Distance Protocol required 
 
Lodging/Short Term Rentals: Open only for local residents, essential business, medical care, & emergencies
 
Non-Resident Visitors: Strictly limited to essential business
 
 
 

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS

Eagle County’s updated public health order has prompted numerous questions about the use of face coverings and what’s required. Use this guidance from Eagle County Public Health Director Health Harmon:

More than a moment: The spread of COVID-19 is most likely to occur when in close contact with others for periods of time approaching 10 minutes or longer, not from momentary circumstances such as walking past others or dropping off goods.

Mask up when close: When 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained for a prolonged period of time, again, 10 minutes or longer, a face covering is required.

Mask up in public: When you are going into a store or a business, a face covering is strongly encouraged. 

Distance is better than masks: Masks are not required when walking in your neighborhood, or on trails, when you can adequately maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

Mask up for others: For those who are not afraid of COVID-19 or don’t want to wear a mask, remember the mask protects others, not yourself.
 

 

TESTING

With community-level transmission of COVID-19 in Eagle County, testing is available for all patients. Please contact your primary care provider and plan to be tested at the Gypsum Screening Center.
 
Antibody testing is available in Eagle County: Click Here
 


THE PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING EAGLE COUNTY

 

Eagle County COVID-19 Transition Trail Map: Click Here

Eagle County COVID-19 Phased Business Toolkit: Click Here

COVID-19 Reopening Questions and Answers: Green Phase Guidance: Click Here 

 

 

  THE MODIFIED BLUE SQUARE PHASE

THE BLUE SQUARE PHASE

"Ask Me Anything" Weekly Event: Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Each week, participants are able to ask live questions of a county or partner representative regarding the community’s COVID-19 response via the Once Valley Voice Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice/

 

BLUE SQUARE PHASE BASICS (AMENDED)

All community members are strongly encouraged to read the entire order and the amended order. In summary, changes in the new order include, but are not limited to:

  • Allows gatherings of up to 50 people. Six feet of distance will still be required between non-household members
  • Exceptions to the 50 person rule: Swimming pools, employees, segregated areas under one building, outdoor venues (175 people), indoor venues (100 people), businesses or facilities that conduct business outside (multiple groups of 50 persons) - be sure to read the amended order carefully
  • Allows dine-in service at restaurants and bars at a reduced capacity, with social distancing protocols in place.
  • Allows short-term lodging to reopen with social distancing protocols in place. 
  • Allows outdoor recreation businesses, such as guided tours, and areas with high-touch equipment like playgrounds to open if social distancing and sanitation requirements are met
  • Requires all visitors to be free of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 for 10 days prior to arrival in Eagle County.
  • Continues requirements for people who are sick and for people who have been exposed to someone who is sick.
  • Continues requirement for all businesses to create and visibly post a Social Distancing Protocol, explaining how the business is achieving all social distancing, sanitizing and cleaning, and other requirements. 
  • A Letter to Visitors of Eagle County: Click Here 


ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS

Guidance on face coverings will remain consistent with the current Green Phase, which strongly recommends the use of face coverings in indoor public spaces and requires their use for employees in certain professions where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. To learn more, read uncovering our approach to masks.

More than a moment: The spread of COVID-19 is most likely to occur when in close contact with others for periods of time approaching 10 minutes or longer, not from momentary circumstances such as walking past others or dropping off goods.

Mask up when close: When 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained for a prolonged period of time, again, 10 minutes or longer, a face covering is required.

Mask up in public: When you are going into a store or a business, a face covering is strongly encouraged. 

Distance is better than masks: Masks are not required when walking in your neighborhood, or on trails, when you can adequately maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

Mask up for others: For those who are not afraid of COVID-19 or don’t want to wear a mask, remember the mask protects others, not yourself.

 

 

TESTING

With community-level transmission of COVID-19 in Eagle County, testing is available for all patients. Please contact your primary care provider and plan to be tested at the Gypsum Screening Center.

 

Antibody testing is available in Eagle County: Click Here

 


THE PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING EAGLE COUNTY

 

Eagle County Transition Trail Map (Live): Click Here

Eagle County Business Communication Toolkit: Click Here

Eagle County COVID-19 Business Toolkit: Click Here

COVID-19 Business Reopening Questions and Answers: Blue Phase  Guidance Click Here

 

    THE AMENDED BLACK DIAMOND PHASE

AMENDED BLACK DIAMOND PHASE -  NOTABLE CHANGES

Eagle County has issued an amended Public Health Order effective July 17 due to the rise in cases in our area. Eagle County officials are stressing the importance of following social distancing requirements, use of face coverings and limiting the size of private gatherings to slow the spread of the virus. Notable changes include:

  • Limits individual and private gathering size to 10. See p.6 "Limitations on Gathering Sizes for Individuals"
  • Limits gatherings hosted by a business to 100 (indoors) and 175 (outdoors). Removes the ability to hold multiple groups of 175 in a single event. Requires the event host to ensure compliance with all social distancing and disease prevention requirements. See p.10 "Provisions Applicable to All Open Businesses"
  • Includes minor changes to the face-covering requirement to reflect the State's new order. The main change from the previous Order is that we now must require face coverings when exercising in indoor public spaces unless an individual is exercising alone or with others from their household and a face covering would interfere with the activity. See p.16 "Exceptions. Face Coverings are Not Required [in the following circumstances]"


YOU MUST WEAR A MASK

The latest update to the Eagle County Public Health Order requires customers and guests to wear face coverings when entering any place of business or public indoor environment and requires all individuals to wear face coverings in public outdoor spaces when less than 6 feet of physical distance from non-household members is expected to continue for 15 minutes or longer.

 

TESTING

Availability and turnaround time for COVID-19 testing in Eagle County is getting better every day. If you are experiencing symptoms of the virus, you should seek testing, preferably as soon as you experience the onset of symptoms. These include shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, body aches, ear ache, sore throat, loss of the sense of smell or taste, or sometimes abdominal pain, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Eagle County COVID-19 testing sites.
 


THE PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING EAGLE COUNTY

 

Eagle County Transition Trail Map (Live): Click Here

Eagle County Business Communication Toolkit: Click Here

Eagle County COVID-19 Business Toolkit: Click Here

COVID-19 Business Reopening Questions and Answers: Black Diamond Phase Click Here

 

 

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Keep Vail Safe & Open

An executive order issued by the town manager limiting private gatherings and indoor restaurants and bars to a single household per table, went into effect Nov. 24. This applies to all properties within Vail’s town boundaries. 

A mandatory mask zone has been implemented in designated areas of Vail Village, Lionshead, Golden Peak and Cascade Village. That executive order went into effect Nov. 7. 

Nov. 16, 2020: Eagle County has moved to level “Orange” on the state’s COVID-19 dial. The change requires updates to the local public health order to address increased disease spread in the community. The order continues to incorporate statewide orders in their entirety, while including additional local requirements. Both changes were effective 5 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Eagle County is currently in the Safer at Home Orange Level, High Risk stage. 

For COVID-19 updates from Town of Vail, visit Vailgov.com/Covid-19. For other COVID-19 updates, go to EagleCountyCovid.org
 

Five Commitments of Containment

  • I will maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms
     

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 with these tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot distance from others