Here’s one more urgent reason to modify your Thanksgiving plans. An executive order has been signed by the Vail Town Manager that limits the size of private gatherings to a single household. The order also restricts indoor seating at restaurants and bars, where only members of the same household can be seated together. The order, effective Nov. 24 to Dec. 8, applies to all properties within Vail’s town boundaries.
Town of Vail municipal offices will observe the Thanksgiving holiday with closures for most in-person and virtual services on Thursday, Nov. 26, with limited assistance on Friday, Nov. 27. Please call ahead to confirm available services at 970-479-2100.
A public hearing will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1 in a virtual format as the Vail Town Council prepares to review and adopt the 2021 municipal budget. The $99.5 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com. The public hearing is listed as action item 5.1 on Tuesday's meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. via Zoom. To register to provide public comment during the meeting, visit www.vailgov.com/town-council or to provide public input prior to the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Adjustments to the Town of Vail office-based operations are continuing until further notice in response to the state’s elevated COVID-19 risk meter for Eagle County which is Orange/High Risk. This is due to the rapid increase in local COVID-19 cases which have doubled over the past two weeks and a request from the governor's office.
Due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Eagle County and out of an abundance of caution, the Town of Vail is postponing the Hard to Recycle event that had been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at the Ford Park parking lot. Public health and safety are the town’s top priority. The event will be rescheduled when the COVID-19 case numbers have been lowered.
PrimaVail, the all-inclusive, guest service training initiative introduced last season by the Town of Vail in cooperation with Vail Mountain and the Vail Chamber & Business Association (VCBA), is returning for the 2020-2021 winter season in varying formats to comply with public health protocols. The program is offered at no cost to employees, managers and owners of Vail businesses with various sessions taking place throughout the ski and snowboard season to elevate the guest experience and recognize employee contributions. Registration for the first block of PrimaVail sessions, which begin Nov. 19, is taking place now at primavail.com.
A mandatory mask zone has been implemented in designated areas of Vail Village, Lionshead, Golden Peak and Cascade Village ahead of the start of the 2020-2021 ski season. The outdoor mask mandate, which applies to all within the zones regardless of social distancing, has been authorized by the Town Council following a discussion at its Nov. 3 meeting. An executive order has been issued by the town manager making the mandate effective Saturday, Nov. 7. Informational signs are being installed throughout the villages to identify entry into the mask-required area.
The Town of Vail is adding to its arsenal of public protections by becoming the first municipality in the nation to comprehensively install a state-of-the-art microbial reduction system in occupied spaces throughout its public facilities and buses. Installation of the Synexis’ patented Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) technology was completed earlier this month in advance of the start of the 2020-2021 ski season. The continuous, chemical-free system complements the town’s additional cleaning protocols to provide wide-ranging environmental protection efforts for Vail’s guests, residents and employees.
UPDATE: Vail Town Council has voted to pass a motion to direct the Town Manager to issue an emergency order to implement an outdoor mask mandate in designated areas as shown on a draft map effective Nov. 4. Additional boundary considerations will be discussed at Nov. 17 meeting.