Park County's COVID-19 Response

Alert: Effective Friday, November 27, 2020 no later than 5 PM, Park County will move to the next level on the state’s COVID-19 dial from Level Yellow to Level Orange: High Risk. This is more restrictive than Level Yellow, for counties experiencing increases in the metrics. Counties at Level Orange must maintain the following metrics:

  1. 15% positivity rate or less.
  2. 175-350 cases per 100,000.
  3. No greater than two new COVID-19 hospital admissions per day.

Please review the details of capacity restrictions for each level here

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All residents, visitors and businesses must take on the personal responsibility to stop the spread in our county. We remain in collaboration with local, regional, and state partners. It is a rapidly evolving situation and we are committed to providing reliable and timely information through frequent updates. 

Testing Resources

New! FREE COVID Curative Mobile Van testing rolls into the Bailey Public Library (lower lot) located at 350 Bulldogger Rd, Bailey, CO 80421 from 8 AM - 2 PM every Monday, beginning November 23, 2020.  

Walk-up testing is available but please register in advance to save time: cur.tv/bailey. Be prepared to wait in line outside - dress warmly! There are no residency requirements and no fee associated with the test.  You may get a test whether you are asymptomatic or symptomatic. The testing process is simple and results are returned within 48 hours.  Check out the details on the Mobile Van Route here

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New!  FREE COVID community testing site now open in Silverthorne for Summit County Residents and Neighboring Counties. Summit County Public Health Department, with the help of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is providing a FREE COVID drive-through community testing site in Silverthorne. The testing site is at 464-478 E 4th St. Silverthorne, CO 80498, in the overflow parking lot across from the Silverthorne Rec Center from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Update: As of Nov. 11, Park County Public Health's Fairplay testing clinic is temporarily on hold due to challenges with staffing and capacity, combined with the recent increase in cases and wait times for test results. As we focus on case investigation, mitigation efforts and reconsider how to best deploy our resources, we will continue to provide Park County residents with the most up-to-date information and resources you need to help fight the spread of COVID19.

State Resource Guide to Testing - including locations, costs, FAQs, etc.

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Park County COVID-19 Case Summary

Updated: December 1, 2020  4:56 pm

Total (New)238 (0)
Active*16
Released**218
Deaths4
3
*Active means cases under investigation, in isolation, or hospitalized.
** Released means cases which have been released from isolation or released from a hospital or other facility.


Please note that a lab confirmed case attributed to Park County in the initial report may end up transferring to a different county if the county of residence is determined to be elsewhere after further investigation of the case.

Colorado COVID-19 Dial Framework 

Colorado’s dial framework has been updated levels to guide county response to COVID-19. As the dial moves left, toward Protect Our Neighbors, more people can participate in various activities.  Metrics used to determine level are: the number of new cases, the percent positivity of COVID tests, and the impact on hospitals. Effective November 20 at 5 PM, an updated dial will be implemented in counties across Colorado. This change does not impact Park County's current status. Learn more below and check out the one-pager describing the updated dial

Effective Friday, November 27 at 5 PM, Park County moves to Level Orange: High Risk. Counties move back and forth between levels, depending on three metrics: the number of new cases, the percent positivity of COVID tests, and the impact on hospitals, and local considerations. The following Safer At Home Level Orange Guidelines and Restrictions are required: 

Level Orange Capacity Limits

The COVID-19 Dial framework gives communities a new tool designed to increase transparency, predictability and simplicity. It includes five levels, from least to most restrictive. Details for each level outline specific metrics and how many people can participate in various activities at one time.

There are updated levels on Colorado's COVID-19 Dial are as follows:

Level Green - Protect Our Neighbors: for counties that are able to locally contain surges. Most businesses are open with generous capacity limits. 

Level Blue - Caution: for counties with low transmission levels that aren’t quite ready for Protect Our Neighbors. Capacity limits are more permissive than yellow.

Level Yellow - Concern: the baseline level for counties with elevated transmission levels but stable hospitalizations. 

Level Orange - High Risk:  for counties where numbers are going up but not to the point where everything needs to be shut down. The capacity limits are moderate.

Level Red - Severe Risk: for counties with high levels of transmission, hospitalizations, and positivity rates. Most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative. The capacity limits are significant.

Level Purple - Extreme Risk: for counties where hospital capacity is at extreme risk of being overrun. At this level, all businesses must significantly curtail in person functions and people must stay at home except for necessary activities.

Visit the state's dial website to view each county in Colorado and to learn more about the levels and how counties move between them: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard.

To find out updated information about cases in Colorado, click HERE.

Park County Public Health continues to be ready to respond should more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 be identified here. Our primary responsibility would be to promptly identify a suspected case and implement measures to prevent any additional spread of illness locally.

Colorado COVID-19 Dial 

  • Update: Public Health Order 20-36 was amended for a second time on November 20. It clarified in all levels of the Dial that Critical Retail must follow the 50% occupancy restriction and clarified that license exempt child care programs follow the childcare guidance, unless the program is a single skill building team or group sport camp (and then follows the sports camp sector requirements). 
  • On November 17, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an updated Public Health Order 20-36  that provides several important updates to the COVID-19 dial framework. The order updates Level Red to indicate counties where there is severe risk of COVID-19 spreading rapidly, while allowing some businesses to remain open at very limited capacity. A sixth level, Level Purple: Extreme Risk, has been added to the dial, representing when hospital capacity risks being breached and most businesses and indoor services must be closed. The updated dial levels is in effect on Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 PM. Read a summary of changes

Safer At Home And In The Vast, Great Outdoors

  • On November 10, Governor Polis issued the fourth amendment to Public Health Order 20-20 related to Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residences and other Group Homes for COVID19 Prevention and Response.
  • On November 2, the COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order 20-36 was issued. This Order supersedes and replaces Public Health Orders 20-32 and 20-35, as amended.
  • October 27, Governor Polis amended the Safer at Home Public Health Order 20-35 for a fourth time, authorizing the operation of gyms in Safer Level 3 at 25% capacity and capped at 25 people. 
  • On October 23, Governor Polis amended the Safer at Home Public Health Order 20-35, to limit personal gatherings in all counties at all Safer at Home levels. The revised order reduces the size of personal gatherings to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households. 
    • Why was this action taken? In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, and recent case investigation data show that since July attending social gatherings and community exposures have become more common among new cases.  This suggests people have relaxed their precautions and are interacting more closely with a greater number of households.
    • For more information please continue to visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/.
  • The Safer at Home 2nd Amended Public Health Order 20-35 was adopted on October 8, 2020. 

State-wide Mandatory Mask Order

  • Click HERE for the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 138 Amending and Extending Executive Orders D 2020 039, D 2020 067, and D 2020 110 Ordering Individuals in Colorado to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings.  
  • Click HERE (PDF) for a FAQ about the state-wide mandatory mask order for public indoor spaces.
  • Click HERE about how to wear and make a mask.

Rescinding Park County Board of Health Order 20-06, Issuing Park County Board of Health Order 20-07. 

  • The Board of County Commissioners most recent Public Health Order can be found HERE (PDF). This order is in effect until December 4, 2020. 

County Offices Have Reopened To The Public

The County reopened to the public and resumed normal business hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm with the following requirements:

  • Citizens will continue to use robust on-line services.
  • Citizens will continue to use curbside services.
  • For detailed instructions citizens should refer to individual departments’ web page or call the department directly..
  • Our employees will be protecting themselves and the public by wearing masks/face coverings and ensuring sanitation.
  • Citizens will be required to have a mask/face covering over the nose and mouth At All Times while in the building
  • Citizens must adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • Restrooms in the building provides hand washing options and hand sanitizer.
  • Citizens will not be allowed to wander the building.  Citizens must leave immediately upon completing their business.

The Board of County Commissioners will continue to conduct work sessions and regular meetings in a virtual platform until further notice.

Information For Park County Businesses


Recreation Information

  • For information about Outdoor Recreation, please click on the links below:

Stay Informed:

  • Information Hotline:  719-836-4219
  • Click HERE for more information about COVID-19 in Colorado including fact sheets and guidance for families, workplaces and businesses as well as all Executive Orders of the Governor.
  • For general questions, call the CO HELP hotline:  303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.
  • COVID-19 Relief Resources are available HERE.
  • You can also find more information from the CDC by clicking HERE

PeaceWorks Inc Resource and Wellness Line    

Free and confidential resource navigation service available Mon-Fri 8am-6pm to help community members connect with local services and programs that support their wellbeing.


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To protect the privacy of those individuals in smaller areas, Park County will not release any identifying information, unless there is a need to do so to protect the health of others, in regards to COVID-19. The most effective way to prevent COVID-19 is to follow the social distancing orders that have been issued to avoid contact with everyone but your household.

Park County COVID-19 Animal Assistance Fund

  • The Intermountain Humane Society in partnership with Park County Sheriff’s Office and Victim Services Program has created the COVID-19 Animal Assistance Fund. Click HERE (PDF) for information.

Continue Taking Preventative Actions

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home and self-isolate if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Daily, clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • To protect others, wear a non-medical mask when outside your home and yard.  A face covering is required for indoor public spaces.
  • Practice social and physical distancing
    • Keep 6 feet between yourself and other people (people who don’t live in the same household as you whenever possible. No hugs, no handshakes.)
    • Work from home if you can.
    • Keep children and teens from gathering.
    • Stay home.
    • Avoid group gatherings. The smallest group in the largest space poses the least risk.