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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.
The Town of Vail and Vail Resorts have 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. 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. Operational changes include a suspension of all Vail Transit routes, closure of the Vail Public Library and other public buildings. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Here is the link to the March 10 State of the Town address featuring overviews by Vail Mayor Dave Chapin and Vail Town Manager Scott Robson as well as a tribute to Vail Trailblazer Award recipient Josef Staufer by Council Member Brian Stockmar: https://www.highfivemedia.org/show/community-meeting-2020.
UPDATE: This community gathering has been CANCELED as it meets the public health risk criteria listed below. In lieu of gathering and collecting input from our community in person, we are asking that you review the draft Vail Community Wildfire Protection Plan at www.vailgov.com/wildfire, and then submit your comments via email to email@example.com by March 30.
Please call ahead or email Info@vailgov.com to check on the status of other previously noticed public meetings or gatherings, as many other activities will be taking place as scheduled.
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Donovan Pavilion and will be headlined by a celebration recognizing longtime community advocate Josef Staufer as the recipient of the annual Trailblazer Award as well as a look back on accomplishments from 2019 and new initiatives taking place in 2020.
On March 6, Eagle County Public Health and Environment reported the first positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the county.
On Feb. 19 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a male and female entered the Gorsuch Ski Café, located at 254 Bridge St. in Vail Village. The female party tried on various articles of clothing, including a Goldberg one-piece ski suit valued at $1,113. The male and female used fraudulent techniques to leave the store with the ski suit without paying.
On Feb. 8, the Vail Police Department was notified of a snowboard theft that occurred in front of Pepi’s Bar & Restaurant. The snowboard was placed on the rack outside of the restaurant at approximately 1:30 p.m. and was gone when the owner returned to retrieve it.
On Feb. 4, a snowboard theft was reported to the Vail Police Department from the area of Vail Road and Gore Creek Drive. The board was described as a 2015 Burton Skeleton key, valued at approximately $600. The bindings were black Mine 77 brand, valued at approximately $300. The individuals shown in these images may have information regarding the theft of this board.
Due to road conditions and increasing safety issues, the Town of Vail will be closing its non-essential offices at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 7. The Vail Public Library will remain open today until 6 p.m.