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.  



    WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME SICK

 

CONTACT YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN (PCP) FIRST!  

 

If you are feeling sick, please self-report your symptoms at: Eagle County Community COVID-19 Monitoring

 

Vail Health - COVID19 Testing in Eagle County: www.vailhealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Emergency Resources: https://www.vailgov.com/DnnImageHandler.ashx?mode=securefile&fileId=41073&MaxWidth=74&MaxHeight=42
Emergency Resources (Spanish): https://www.vailgov.com/DnnImageHandler.ashx?mode=securefile&fileId=41074&MaxWidth=74&MaxHeight=42

 

Eagle County Paramedic Services recently launched a telemedicine program called Hippo Health designed to connect patients with their health care options beyond a hospital visit: https://www.hippohealth.com/eaglecounty?fbclid=IwAR3FxBzqhR5e3NHlhFctHXCcZlohPm56Q9r53gwZjKl6mdqHiMN3hmCkfOI

 

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

  • Stay home if you develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath. 
  • Wear a face mask (surgical mask if you have one) or cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Wash your hands frequently and don’t share personal items (drinking glass or utensils) with others.
  • Call your healthcare provider. Do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or the emergency department unannounced.
  • Your doctor’s office will assess your illness on the phone, which may include information or other guidance for you and household members.
  • Testing for COVID-19 is not a routine test. Your healthcare provider will work with local and state public health officials to determine who should be tested for COVID-19. All testing is currently limited to those with the highest risk of exposure.
  • Since many of the illnesses are mild, we expect most COVID-19 patients will be isolated in their own home to rest and recover. If possible, sleep in a bedroom and use a bathroom that is not used by other household members.
  • There is no antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Getting rest and drinking plenty of fluids will likely be helpful for recovery. Only the most critically ill will be hospitalized.

 

Discover Vail, virutally with this link: https://discovervail.com/virtual-vail/

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

 

TOWN OF VAIL COVID-19 UPDATES

 

Vail Community Relief Fund: www.vailgov.com/announcements/funding-applications-now-available-for-vail-community-relief-fund-distribution

 

Operational Adjustments for Town of Vail: www.vailgov.com/announcements/artmid/1158/articleid/3223/preview/true

 

COVID-19 Construction Guidance: www.vailgov.com/Portals/0/docs/COVID19/COVID-19%20Construction%20Guidance.pdf

 

Vail Health: www.vailhealth.org/

 

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

 

EAGLE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

 

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

 

Eagle County Community COVID-19 monitoring: 
https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/1ddB1kq5h6QjTk77HltHKnho8GHnvk85e/page/plbIB?fbclid=IwAR3PuHXkQflY1m-aveX1CsT2gAOqYKI3iAjgG4wNDBM6G3SE6iOzRP4m9BE

 

Eagle County Forum for Responding to COVID-19: www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice

 

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

 

Eagle County Public Health Order Updated 4.6.20: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/Eagle_County_issues_updated_public_health_order/

 

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

 

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

 

STATE COVID-19 UPDATES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NATIONAL COVID-19 UPDATES

 

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

 

 

    FOR BUSINESSES/WORKERS

Resources for Businesses: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/

 

Short Term Rental Update: Click Here

 

Vail Tax Relief Update Click Here 

 

State Collected Tax Extensions Click Here 
Colorado Department of Revenue COVID-19 Updates: Click Here 

 

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

 

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

 

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

 

Vail Chamber: www.vailchamber.org/

 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemploymenthttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus

 

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

 

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

 

Mental Health Resources: www.eaglevalleybh.org/

 

FAQ for Business & COVID-19 Response Recovery: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTr0JI5kZOsiOM1Q1Uwz55NbTiE30IORCbMN9mGZnWg8RqqZOmLgIJGPDDMEMk4lm_bhBKEM8MobzmV/pub

 

 

    FOR SENIORS

Printable Resource Guide for Seniors:
English
Spanish

 

Senior Shopping Hours in Eagle County click here

 

Local pharmacy times and locations click here

 

For Food Resources  click here

 

Eagle County Community Market - eaglevalleycf.org/
Modified Mobile Market Free Food Pick-up Information, click here

 

Businesses Open In Eagle County: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/03/businesses-that-are-open-in-eagle-county/

 

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/

 

Eagle County Emergency Assistance Request: Click Here

 

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

 

High Mountain Taxi which is operating with a limit of three passengers due to social distancing requirements: 970-524-5555 www.hmtaxi.com/#/booking/

 

Black Diamond Limo (limited drivers): 970-306-6618 www.blackdiamondscars.com/ 

 

Intermountain Express (limited drivers): 720-539-3209 imedenver.com/

 

ECO Regional Transit has scaled back service for essential needs only. 970-328-3520 www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/Schedules/

    FOR FAMILIES

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

 

Eagle County Schools & Free Lunches: www.eagleschools.net/

 

Businesses Open In Eagle County: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/03/businesses-that-are-open-in-eagle-county/

 

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/

 

Internet: docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf

 

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

 

Eagle County Emergency Assistance Request: Click Here

 

Eagle County Relief Programs: Click Here

 

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/events/529815444341721/

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

    FOR TRAVELERS

Welcome Center open virtually, 970-477-3522 daily 9am-5pm or welcome@vailgov.com


Eco Transit cuts essential service schedule for Leadville, Minturn routes: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eco-transit-cuts-to-essential-service-schedule-for-leadville-minturn-routes?e=5d6691b4da

 

CDOT Suspends Bustang and Outrider Service until April 11th: https://ridebustang.com/cdot-suspends-bustang-and-outrider-service/

 

What to Know About COVID-19 & Colorado Travel: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/03/what-to-know-about-covid-19-and-colorado-travel/

 

Businesses Open In Eagle County: www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2020/03/businesses-that-are-open-in-eagle-county/

 

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

 

High Mountain Taxi which is operating with a limit of three passengers due to social distancing requirements: 970-524-5555 www.hmtaxi.com/#/booking/

 

Black Diamond Limo (limited drivers): 970-306-6618 www.blackdiamondscars.com/ 

 

Intermountain Express (limited drivers): 720-539-3209 imedenver.com/

 

ECO Regional Transit has scaled back service for essential needs only. 970-328-3520 www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/Schedules/

 

 

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

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

 

Volunteer: covrn.com/

 

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

 

Childcare Needs: covidchildcarecolorado.com/

 

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/

 

 

    OTHER RESOURCES/ARTICLES

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-provides-update-state-response-covid-19-1

 

Funding Applications Now Available for Vail Community Relief Fund Distribution: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/funding-applications-now-available-for-vail-community-relief-fund-distribution

 

COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Extended to April 30: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/covid-19-special-enrollment-period-health-insurance-extended-april-30

 

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-provides-update-states-response-covid-19-1

 

Vail Resorts announces paycuts, furloughs for employees, pause in payouts for CEO, board, shareholders: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-resorts-announces-paycuts-furloughs-for-employees-pause-in-payouts-for-shareholders/

 

Vail, Eagle County partner to reach out to older residents: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-eagle-county-partner-to-reach-out-to-older-residents/

 

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz Donates $2.5 Million to Support Employees and Mountain Communities: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vail-resorts-ceo-rob-katz-donates-2-5-million-to-support-employees-and-mountain-communities-301031498.html

 

Gov. Polis Secures Major Disaster Status for Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-secures-major-disaster-status-colorado

 

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-announces-statewide-stay-home-order-provides-update-colorado-response-covid-19

 

Vail Town Council readies a $500,000 emergency relief fund: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-town-council-readies-a-500000-emergency-relief-fund/

 

Eagle County Commissioners allocate $1.15 million for COVID-19 response and recovery: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eagle-county-commissioners-allocate-115-million-for-covid-19-response-and-recovery

 

Eagle County Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars, and Restaurants (3.19.20) www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/Documents/2020_03_18_Final_Public_Health_Standing_COVID-19_Order_Amendment_Events/

 

Vail Resorts to Close North American Resorts for the 2019-2020 Ski Season: https://www.snow.com/info/Vail-Resorts-COVID-19-Resort-Closing-Update

 

Vail Resorts: Uphill access closed at its Colorado ski resorts for safety www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-resorts-uphill-access-closed-at-its-colorado-ski-resorts-for-safety/

 

From High Country News: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands www.hcn.org/articles/covid19-the-danger-of-self-isolating-from-covid19-on-public-lands

 

Colorado’s governor advises going outdoors to ease coronavirus isolation. But take it easy, first responders plead. coloradosun.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-outdoors-colorado-impact/?mc_cid=6fb96234db&mc_eid=7aff951e61

 

 

STOP THE SPREAD

UPDATE: Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19. Read the full order here. Read the FAQ here. Read the public health order here. Watch the press conference here. For questions about the current order, please call 2-1-1. Out of state callers can reach Colorado 2-1-1 by calling 866-760-6498. 

 

What is social distancing? 

Social distancing means deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. This applies to everyone, including children. A few best practices for social distancing include: 

  • Stay at least six feet from others
  • Do not hug or high-five - wave to each other instead
  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people - and still honor the six foot rule in these small groups
  • Work from home
  • Use electronic devices to visit family or friends instead of in-person
  • Sit outside or go on a walk, bike ride or hike - just keep the six-foot distance from others in mind

 

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
  • Only go to public places for necessities such as groceries and the pharmacy
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot distance from others