Safer At Home Public Health Orders
State of Colorado
- Released April 26- State of Colorado Safer At Home Public Health Order
- Released April 28- Summit Public Health Safer At Home Public Health Order
- Summit Public Health Safer At Home FAQ
- Released May 1- Summit County Roadmap to Recovery
Quick Facts- Amended Summit Safer At Home Public Health Order
This snapshot was compiled by the Town of Frisco based on the Amended Summit Public Health Order, the accompanying FAQ’s and the Summit County Roadmap to Recovery. Read all three of these documents for more in depth information.
Business Social Distancing Protocols Form
Businesses are required to complete and post the Summit County Business Social Distancing Protocols Form, describing how businesses will meet all of the recommended social distancing and safety precautions prior to reopening or by May 1 if already open.
This plan must be posted at entrances into businesses and provided to employees and should be posted to business websites when applicable, but does NOT need to be sent to Summit Public Health or any other governmental agency. Please note that even if businesses can’t open yet, they should start filling this out now, as this will serve as a plan for a time when restrictions are relaxed. Link to the form.
Retail & Offices
- Starting April 27, non-critical retail may now open for curbside pick up.
- Starting May 1, non-critical retail may allow individual in-person shopping by appointment for no more than 1 person at a time.
- Starting May 8, critical businesses (grocery, hardware, auto parts, etc..) may sell items considered non-essential.
- Starting May 8, all retail businesses may open to foot traffic with proper physical distancing protocols.
- Telecommuting/remote work is strongly encouraged for offices. Starting on May 4, up to 50% of staff can work in person with social distancing in place.
Restaurants and Bars
- Restaurants and bars remain closed to in person dining but may continue take out/delivery. Nightclubs also remain closed.
- Dependent on State Health Orders, current conditions, and according to the Summit County Roadmap to Recovery starting on May 21, restaurants and bars may open, with strict physical distancing measures and precautions.
Beginning May 1, personal services will open with strict precautions, including only 10 people in a single location with customers at least 6 feet apart. Both employees and customers must wear at least a cloth face covering or a medical grade mask at all times and may only get services that do not require removal of masks. Personal service providers must follow Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies guidance.
Personal services include hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, esthetician services, body art professionals, massage therapists, personal training services for fewer than 4 people, pastoral services, pet-groomers/handlers/transporters/trainers, tailors, dry cleaners, and sun-tanning services.
Medical and Dental
On April 27, elective medical and dental procedures may begin, with strict precautions to ensure adequate personal protective equipment and the ability to meet critical care needs.
K-12 schools will remain closed and online for the remainder of the 2019/2020 year.
Starting May 11, childcare facilities may provide care for children whose parents/guardians are working. Childcare facilities must follow strict precautions, which have been provided by the State of Colorado to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Public & Private Group Gatherings
- Any gathering of 10 or more people is prohibited.
- People should still limit interactions to their immediate household.
- If you do visit/gather with family or friends outside of your household, no gatherings of 10 or more people, continue to stay 6 ft apart, wear face coverings, and limit contact.
- The Summit Stage is running on a limited basis.
- Frisco-Breck-Boreas Pass route will run every two hours from 6:30am to 7pm.
- Frisco-Silverthorne-Dillon-Keystone will run every two hours from 6:30am to 7pm
- Silverthorne/Wildernest will run on an hour headway from 7am to 7pm daily
- Copper Mountain and Blue River will remain on a demand-response basis
- Mountain Mobility will resume full operations daily 7am to 7pm
- Rental car operations can resume locally
- Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services, including shuttles, continue to be prohibited, unless necessary for good cause in order to provide transportation for those needing to leave Summit County and residents returning home to Summit County.
Lodging and Second Homes
All lodging, including campgrounds, must remain closed through May 31, 2020.
Second Homeowners are discouraged from visiting their homes unless required for necessary and urgent home maintenance needs.
- Limit non-essential travel and recreate within 10 miles of your home.
- Stick to solo & non-contact recreation activities like running, walking, or hiking.
- Ski areas remain closed. Going backcountry skiing? Stick to safer terrain.
- Trailhead parking violations will be enforced. Lot full? Go to a different trail.
- Gyms and recreational facilities remain closed.
- Kids also need to practice social distancing outside so that means staying 6 feet apart, not sharing bikes and toys, and having close adult supervision to provide guidance, especially for kids under 6 years of age.
Face coverings must be worn in indoor public places and any outdoor locations where maintaining 6 feet of separation is not possible. Yes, it is the law. Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose and can be fabric, non-medical masks. In fact, reserving medical grade masks for medical providers is a great idea.
- Centura – St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is providing COVID-19 testing from Monday – Sunday from 9am – noon in Frisco. Symptoms? Call 970-668-5584 to schedule an appointment.
- Vail Health (in Silverthorne is providing COVID-19 testing by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-5pm. Symptoms? Schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with first name, last name, and phone number
65+ or Vulnerable
Those who are 65 and older or are a part of a vulnerable population should continue to stay at home except unless absolutely necessary and should employ the services of assistance organizations.
Seniors and vulnerable individuals are invited to reach out to Summit County Health and Human Services for food, groceries, transportation, general errands, and medications at 970-668-2940.
Summit Health Criteria for Continuing to Ease Restrictions
- Widespread access to testing
- Hospitals and outpatient clinics having capacity to serve both COVID and non-COVID patients
- Public Health achieving active monitoring of COVID-19 patients and their contacts
- A sustained decrease in cases for over 14 days