Overnight public parking in Vail will remain free throughout the summer as the town continues to scale its operations to adjust to the public health crisis. Vehicles may remain parked in the Vail Village and Lionshead garages for up to 72 hours, as well as the Red Sandstone garage on the North Frontage Road. Paid overnight parking was implemented during the 2018 summer season to increase available parking spaces during the day. However, due to the pandemic, the town is adjusting its operations to reflect a decrease in parking demand and reductions in seasonal staffing.
The first allotment of assistance from the Vail Community Relief Fund has served multiple households affected by the public health crisis. An update on the program will be presented to the Town Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 2. Since Town Council’s authorization of the $500,000 in grant funding on March 31, $283,000 has been awarded to 10 qualifying nonprofit organizations. The allocations are providing direct relief to front line households in the areas of food, shelter and health impacts associated with the pandemic.
Limited public access to the Vail Municipal building, Vail Public Library and other town offices and facilities will be available beginning Monday, June 1 as part of a phased plan to provide restricted in-person services to customers and guests. The transition will require members of the public and employees to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing as well as occupancy requirements when conducting business in the buildings.
Burton Snowboards today announced that due to ongoing uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, which was to take place March 1-6, 2021 on Vail Mountain.
Work is underway to create the next iteration of Eagle County’s public health order in response to COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the transition to the “Blue” Phase will loosen some restrictions that have been in place since April 27. As some restrictions are rolled back, Eagle County officials note the importance of residents and business leaders continuing to meet social distancing requirements.