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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.  

 

 

 

    VACCINE UPDATES

YourTurn

Every Eagle County resident is currently eligible to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Eagle County Public Health & Environment is now accepting registration from all community members who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There is no cost for the vaccination. Schedule your appointment here.

Residents are defined as those with a permanent mailing or physical address within Eagle County or Colorado, who have resided there for greater than 30 days, and who will be present for 30 days past their first dose of vaccine to receive a second dose; or, those who own property in Eagle County, who have resided there for greater than 30 days prior to receiving the vaccine, and who will be present for 30 days past their first dose of the vaccine to receive a second dose.

Pfizer Fact Sheet

Moderna Fact Sheet

Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Check

 

Other Helpful Information

  • Vaccine manufacturers for each day's clinic will be listed in the online sign up.
  • If you receive the Pfizer vaccine you must be available 21 days later to receive your booster.
  • If you receive the Moderna vaccine you must be available 28 days later to receive your booster.
  • There is no charge for the vaccine itself, whether you have insurance or not. If you sign up for a clinic at Vail Health Hospital, they will ask for you to bring your insurance card if you have one so that they may bill for the vaccine administration (staffing, supplies, etc.). If your insurance will not cover it, this cost will not be passed on to you.
  • If no appointments are available that means we are fully booked for that clinic day/location. Check back periodically as we are allocated more vaccines and schedule additional clinics.
  • Statewide frequently asked questions about the vaccine.


How does the Vaccine Work?

 

CDC Guidance for when individuals have been fully vaccinated

Updated March 8, CDC Guidance for when individuals have been fully vaccinated.
Please read the whole page, but the highlights are that if you've been fully vaccinated:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask, provided everyone meets the definition of "fully vaccinated."
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms (with exceptions for group settings like detention facilities and group homes).
 

    EAGLE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

Eagle County implements local public health order

Eagle County will implement a new local COVID-19 public health order on April 16, in anticipation of the expiration of the statewide executive orders. 

The local order is intended to support the following disease response goals:
  • Disseminate vaccine quickly and efficiently
  • Lower disease rates and spread of COVID-19
  • Keep businesses open and workforce employed
  • Keep schools open and help restore hope among youth
  • Protect the people in our communities most likely to have severe disease (save lives)
  • Maintain health and medical system capacity to serve our communities
  • Support the emotional and behavioral health needs of our community 
  • Continue on a path to social and economic recovery
     

All community members are strongly encouraged to read the entire order at https://www.eaglecounty.us/web/publichealth/publichealthorders. In summary, the new order continues mask requirements for anyone over the age of two in all public indoor environments; continues requirements that all visitors be free of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 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; and continues guidance for all businesses within the county.

In addition, the order includes capacity limits and restrictions for certain sectors including restaurants, gyms/fitness centers, and indoor and outdoor events based on their 5-Star certification status, available on page 7 of the Public Health Order. 
 

Capacity limitations and restrictions for 5-Star Certified Businesses:

Restaurants
No occupancy cap 
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Gyms/Fitness
No occupancy cap
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Indoor Unseated Events
50%, up to 500 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Indoor Seated Events
Up to 500 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Outdoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy, up to 1000 people
Face coverings required
Application approval required

Outdoor Seated Events
50% occupancy, up to 1000 people
Face coverings are required
Application approval required



Capacity limitations and restrictions for businesses that are not 5-Star Certified:

Restaurants
50% occupancy or 150 people, whichever is less
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Gyms/Fitness
50% occupancy or 50 people per room, whichever is less

Indoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy or 150 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Indoor Seated Events
50% occupancy or 150 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Outdoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy or 175 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Face coverings are required
Application approval required

Outdoor Seated Events
50% occupancy or 175 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required 
Face coverings are required

The requirements are slated to be in place through May 27. If at that time, disease incidence and hospitalization rates have decreased and vaccination rates for the total population have reached 60%, restrictions will be greatly reduced.

“This is our opportunity to take advantage of a naturally slower time in our community to greatly reduce disease spread while increasing our vaccination rate,” said Eagle County Public Health & Environment Director Heath Harmon. “If we can focus our efforts on these two goals now, it will set us up for a much better summer in 2021.”

Local information on COVID-19, including disease trends and vaccine availability, is available at www.eaglecountycovid.org.  

 



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.

 

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 Transit to Adjust Routes, Reduce Capacity to 20 per Bus Beginning Dec. 21; In-town Route Transitions to Frontage Road Express Service: 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
Vaccination Plan from Vail Health: http://www.vailhealth.org/vaccine
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/

Vail Health Administers First Covid-19 Vaccine - At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Vail Health administered the first COVID-19 vaccine:

 

 

 

EAGLE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES


Eagle County COVID-19 website: Click Here

Eagle County Standing Public Health Order, Effective April 16: Click Here

Eagle County Vaccination Clinics: Click Here

Eagle County Community COVID-19 monitoring: Click Here

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

Vaccine FAQ page: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-faq

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/

Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel/

Federal mask requirement for persons to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

Promoting COVID-19 safety in Domestic and International Travel: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/26/2021-01859/promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel

    FOR BUSINESSES/WORKERS

BUSINESSES

5 Star Certified Business Program Application: Click Here

Capacity limitations and restrictions for 5-Star Certified Businesses:

Restaurants
No occupancy cap 
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Gyms/Fitness
No occupancy cap
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Indoor Unseated Events
50%, up to 500 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Indoor Seated Events
Up to 500 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Outdoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy, up to 1000 people
Face coverings required
Application approval required

Outdoor Seated Events
50% occupancy, up to 1000 people
Face coverings are required
Application approval required

Capacity limitations and restrictions for businesses that are not 5-Star Certified:

Restaurants
50% occupancy or 150 people, whichever is less
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties

Gyms/Fitness
50% occupancy or 50 people per room, whichever is less

Indoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy or 150 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Indoor Seated Events
50% occupancy or 150 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required

Outdoor Unseated Events
50% occupancy or 175 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Face coverings are required
Application approval required

Outdoor Seated Events
50% occupancy or 175 people
6 feet distance must be maintained between parties
Application approval required 
Face coverings are required

Vaccine Q&A Session by High Country Human Resource Association. The webinar provided legal and public health support for employers looking to navigate their employee policies with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine and options to incentivize or require vaccination among employees.

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

Eagle County COVID Relief Programs: https://docs.google.com/document/u/3/d/e/2PACX-1vQQXhYvteEw8y-w2UyrGLQRi67UuL-YMSg6oDqx4Ai1HjE9c_Jy3jjkLSzymhu7UqepbVQD_fV8V_FD/pub?urp=gmail_link

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=2020-07-09-093210-500

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, 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

Eagle County Healthy Aging:  https://www.eaglecounty.us/web/publichealth/healthyaging

Eagle County Community Market - eaglevalleycf.org/

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

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: https://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

KEEP VAIL SAFE & OPEN


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

 

Transit

COVID RIDER ALERT
Vail Transit is making every effort to transport passengers in a safe and efficient manner using guidance provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Here’s what you should know:

• For your safety, starting Dec. 21 buses are running at a reduced capacity of 20 people; plan ahead and expect delays
• Doors will be closed when capacity is reached; extra buses will be used during AM and PM peak times
• Face coverings are required by everyone (age 3 and older) while riding on the bus
• Face coverings are required to be worn at all transit stops when others are present and in the designated mask mandate zone within the villages. 
• Be respectful of others and create physical separation to the extent possible while riding
• Plan your non-essential trips during non-peak times
• Effective Dec. 21, service between Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead has been adjusted to route on the frontage road. As a result, walking will be required to reach pedestrian destinations along East and West Meadow Drive in Vail Village as well as the Vail Public Library and Dobson Ice Arena.
• Offering an additional layer of protection, Vail has pioneered the use of a Synexis anti-microbial system on all buses.
• Follow all posted public health protocols
• Be patient. Be kind.


VIEW VAIL TRANSIT SCHEDULES      SYNEXIS BIODEFENSE SYSTEM IN BUSES      TOWN OF VAIL WALKING TIMES

 

Federal mask requirement for persons to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

 

The following are attributes of masks needed to fulfill the requirements of the Order. CDC will update this guidance as needed.

  • A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth.
  • Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).
  • Mask should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. If gaiters are worn, they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers.
  • Mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Mask should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.

The following attributes are additionally acceptable as long as masks meet the requirements above.

  • Masks can be either manufactured or homemade.
  • Masks can be reusable or disposable.
  • Masks can have inner filter pockets.
  • Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel may be used to facilitate communication with people who are hearing impaired or others who need to see a speaker’s mouth to understand speech.
  • Medical masks and N-95 respirators fulfill the requirements of the Order.

The following do not fulfill the requirements of the Order.

  • Masks worn in a way that does not cover both the mouth and nose
  • Face shields or goggles (face shields or goggles may be worn to supplement a mask that meets above required attributes)
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandannas
  • Shirt or sweater collars (e.g., turtleneck collars) pulled up over the mouth and nose.
  • Masks made from loosely woven fabric or that are knitted, i.e., fabrics that let light pass through
  • Masks made from materials that are hard to breathe through (such as vinyl, plastic or leather)
  • Masks containing slits, exhalation valves, or punctures
  • Masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)

Additional guidance on the use of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 is available on CDC’s website

 

Hotels

READY FOR YOU
Lodging in Vail is open and taking necessary steps to ensure comfort.

• Masks mandatory for all staff
• Barrier at most check-in desks
• Enhanced protocol for cleanliness
• Additional cleaning of high touch point surfaces


VIEW LODGING SAFETY VIDEO 

 

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. 

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 Walking Distance Times: http://www.vailgov.com/Portals/0/docs/COVID19/TOV_WalkingTimesChart_Interactive_Final.pdf?ver=2020-12-23-094813-910

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


Visiting from a Different Country? 

The requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
 

 

    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

Eagle County implements NEW local public heath order: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wLuKRCYex9Jhyv5cMAQoOAuG3Fy2fdiGujwW1FoThxI/preview

Colorado counties and municipalities respond to COVID-19 locally: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/colorado-counties-and-municipalities-respond-to-covid-19-locally

Eagle County Public Health & Environment statement on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eagle-county-statement-on-johnson-johnson-vaccine?e=c7c55e760c

Governor Polis to Extend Statewide Mask Order for 30 Days, Adds Transition Plan for Low-Incidence Counties: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/4696-governor-polis-extend-statewide-mask-order-30-days-adds-transition-plan-low-incidence 

County to open COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration to all community members: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/countytoopencovid19vaccinepreregistrationtoallcommunitymembers

County announces new grant process for early childhood providers: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/earlychildhoodgrants

5 Star Businesses Allowed to Operate in Level Blue: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/5starcertifiedbusinessesallowedtooperateinLevelBlue

Eagle County opens vaccine pre-registration to new groups: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/eaglecountyopensvaccinepreregistrationtonewgroups

Eagle County Buildings to reopen to the public March 1: http://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/eaglecountybuildingstoreopentothepublicmarch1

Eagle County moves to state’s Level Yellow on COVID-19 dial: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/eaglecountymovestostateslevelyellowoncovid19dial

County prepares to accept “5 Star” business applications: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/5starprocessannouncement

County adopts state COVID-19 Dial 2.0: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/countyadoptsstatecovid-19dial20

County supports federal Executive Order requiring masks on public transit: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/countysupportsfederalexecutiveorderrequiringmasksonpublictransit

Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel/

Eagle County staff honored for COVID response: https://www.eaglecounty.us/news/news/2021/countystaffhonoredforcovidresponse

Gov. Polis Announces Update On COVID-19 Vaccine:https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/4126-gov-polis-announces-update-covid-19-vaccine

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

Eagle County opens vaccine pre-registration to additional groups: https://www.eaglecounty.us/web/news/news/2020/eaglecountyopensvaccinepreregistrationtoadditionalgroup

Colorado launches new COVID-19 vaccine hotline: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/colorado-launches-new-covid-19-vaccine-hotline

CDPHE sends vaccination providers update: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/cdphe-sends-vaccination-providers-update

CDPHE to discontinue Curative testing for residential care facilities and other congregate settings: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/cdphe-to-discontinue-curative-testing-for-residential-care-facilities-and-other

State adds new data metrics to vaccine dashboard: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/state-adds-new-data-metrics-to-vaccine-dashboard

Eagle County to offer next round of COVID-19 vaccine registration to those 70 and older: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eagle-county-to-offer-next-round-of-covid-19-vaccine-registration-to-those-70-and-older

First round of vaccine clinics for 70 and older fill quickly:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-X21IYL6jeYi9WzDpt_I9EGkj7sEhOAJZorNzsWnN4/preview

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered successfully: https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/first-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-administered-successfully?e=c7c55e760c

COVID Vaccine Information with Q&A with ECPH & VH: https://vimeo.com/492593253/3bce31ca2d

The CDC Update Quarnatine Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Latest model indicates infections are decreasing: https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/latest-model-indicates-infections-are-decreasing

EGE launches Say Goodbye Outside campaign: https://www.eaglecounty.us/Airport/News/EGE_launches_Say_Goodbye_Outside_campaign/

Eagle County to commit $3 million to aid small businesses suffering from pandemic: 
https://www.eaglecounty.us/Communications/News/Eagle_County_to_commit_$3_million_to_aid_small_businesses_suffering_from_pandemic/

Vaccine data dashboard to launch at 4 p.m. today (Dec. 8): https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/vaccine-data-dashboard-to-launch-at-4-pm-today

Vail Town Council Allows Emergency Order Restricting Private Gatherings to Sunset as of Dec. 15: https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/vail-town-council-allows-emergency-order-restricting-private-gatherings-to-sunset-as-of-dec-15

ECO Transit Winter Season starts Dec. 6; new tech tools for accessing schedules and information: 
https://www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/News/ECO_Transit_Winter_Season_starts_Dec__6;_new_tech_tools_for_accessing_schedules_and_information/

Eagle County Public Health Nurse Jackie Hammel provides a timeline for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and additional details on the impact it will have on local health restrictions: https://vimeo.com/488209764

County announces application and enforcement process to ensure event compliance with public health orders: https://www.eaglecounty.us/PublicHealth/News/County_announces_application_and_enforcement_process_to_ensure_event_compliance_with_public_health_orders/

Governor Polis, State Officials Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Provide Update on Response to the Pandemic: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3716-governor-polis-state-officials-discusses-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-provide-update

Vail Restrictions on Gatherings in Private Homes, Short-term Rentals, Hotels and Restaurants & Bars Extended to Dec. 15: https://vailgov.com/announcements/vail-restrictions-on-gatherings-in-private-homes-short-term-rentals-hotels-and-restaurants-bars-extended-to-dec-15

Vilar Performing Arts Center helps procure $150,000 in Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars for gig workers: https://vilarpac.org/cvrf/

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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Eagle County implements new public health order 

Eagle County has implemented a new local COVID-19 public health order on April 16, in anticipation of the expiration of the statewide executive orders. The state's COVID-19 Dial has eveloved into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. 

Visit eaglecountycovid.org for more information.
 

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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