Vail Fire and Emergency Services will again provide a free curbside chipping service to assist property owners with defensible space on private property. The service will be available beginning Tuesday, June 16 and will extend to Oct. 15. The service includes chipping for branches, logs and small trees up to 15 inches in diameter. Slash must be stacked neatly in piles no larger than 5’ x 5’ x 5’ per pile. Property owners are not limited to the number of piles they can have chipped. Slash pick up will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Property owners are asked to avoid piling slash in the roadway or public right of way.
Eagle County Public Health and Environment is updating the county’s Public Health Order regarding COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the move to the “Blue” Phase is anticipated to take place on Monday, May 25.
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.
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.
Local emergency responders, including the Vail Police Department, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Colorado State Patrol, will participate in a statewide remembrance event for the 800-plus victims who have tragically lost their lives in Colorado to COVID-19.
In anticipation of a new public health order from Eagle County that will become effective in the coming days, the Town of Vail is preparing for the next phase of sustainable social distancing that will incrementally return a number of municipal services following a shut-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an update to the Town Council Tuesday, an overview of existing and upcoming services was provided by Town Manager Scott Robson.
The Town of Vail has taken immediate measures to implement the Standing Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars and Restaurants issued by Eagle County Department of Health & Environment and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. Frequently Asked Questions page. We have adjusted our protocols to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day municipal operations and have canceled public gatherings according to the standing order. We ask that you conduct business with the Town of Vail via phone and/or online services. Look for Vail Transit to return operations Monday, May 5. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.
On this episode of the Vail 8150 Podcast, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin discusses the Town of Vail's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vail Council Member Travis Coggin has details on Vail's Community Relief Fund and Kelly Liken updates recent happenings at the Community Food Market.
There’s still time to take part in the Town of Vail community survey which will help the town gather critical information in its response to the COVID-19 virus, among other topics. New questions have been added to learn what the town can do to support the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The survey also includes questions used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and others impacted by the town are encouraged to participate. The survey is available in two formats: online at www.vailcommunitysurvey.org/open or in a paper format that can be mailed upon request by calling 970-479-2115 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if you received a postcard invitation to take part, please use the login address and passcode on the card to help ensure the survey is statistically valid.
Eagle County Public Health and Environment has updated the county’s Public Health Order to help meet several key goals in the local response to COVID-19. These goals are to slow the spread of the virus in our communities; to ensure we can maintain the medical capacity and continuity to serve the medical needs of Eagle County residents; to protect our most vulnerable residents who are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 disease; and to establish a plan that will help Eagle County recover, socially and economically.
A message of hope and resiliency from the Vail Town Council during these unprecedented times.
The Town of Vail has added an online COVID-19 resource directory to its vailgov.com website to assist with community questions on Public Health Orders, local resources and other information. With the health, safety and well-being of the community the number-one priority of the town, information provided on www.vailgov.com/COVID-19 is intended to be a clearinghouse of resources to help community members access the latest information available. To access official updates from Eagle County Public Health & Environment, please continue to use www.ECEmergency.org. In addition, follow One Valley Voice on Facebook for timely, bilingual updates from Eagle County.
UPDATE: Mayor Chapin is almost fully recovered and would like to thank everyone for reaching out to him with your heartfelt words of encouragement and support. He asks that you join him in turning your attention toward helping our community members who are most in need. He says we face many challenges going forward, but he is confident that our community will persevere. “I have full confidence that our fellow councilors and management team at the Town of Vail will lead the way for our citizens to conquer this crisis as one united group. Now, let’s get to work!” – Mayor Dave Chapin In his interest to convey the urgent need to heed the warnings from trusted public health officials, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin has announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is in isolation. Read more here.
The Town of Vail is inviting all residents, property owners, business owners and employees to take part in its biennial community survey which is taking place in two formats, web and mail-back. The survey was last conducted in 2018 and is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities.
In response to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, Town of Vail buses suspended operations on all routes effective at the end of the evening Wednesday, March 18. Alternate transportation options include High Mountain Taxi which is operating with a limit of three passengers due to social distancing requirements, 970-524-5555; Black Diamond Limo, 970-306-6618 (limited drivers); Intermountain Express, 720-539-3209 (limited drivers); and ride-share services provided by Lyft and Uber. Riders are also asked to consult with friends and neighbors to arrange for transportation during this critical time. Please call the Vail Transit office at 970-479-2174 for additional guidance on transportation options, or call the Vail Welcome Center at 970-477-3522 for information on airport shuttle service.