Public Health Orders
- On October 3, the Governor issued order 2021-132 related to the state’s disaster recovery efforts. The amendments remove provisions related to the Department of Motor Vehicles, remove provisions related to rental assistance for residential tenants, suspend certain State Personnel Board Rules to enable the State to expedite the pre-disciplinary process for State certified employees who are out of compliance with the State’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for agency staff members and other state employees that interact with vulnerable populations.
- The 7th Amended PHO 20-38, which extends through October 31, 2021, and includes the following changes:
- require state contractors entering state facilities to provide services to a client, patient, resident or youth living in the facility who have a medical or religious exemption from immunization approved by their employer to be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly, and excluded from the facility and required to isolate if they test positive
- require all other state contractors entering state facilities who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated or who have a medical or religious exemption from immunization approved by their employer to be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly, and excluded from the facility and required to isolate if they test positive; and
- require confirmation from state contractors that all state contract workers who are not fully vaccinated and are required to participate in twice weekly COVID-19 testing are doing so
- On July 8, Governor Polis issued Executive Order 2021-122. This Executive Order shifts our focus from the health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic to recovery from the emergency. It ends the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinds all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Park County Board of Health Order
There is no local public health order currently in place in Park County. The local public health orders listed below were adopted by Park County's Board of Health, on a monthly basis in 2021, in order to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, prevent further spread, and protect lives, and protect against overwhelming our health care resources.
State-wide Mandatory Mask Order
- The mask order was amended to reflect the CDC guidance that allows fully vaccinated people to resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic in May. Here is a summary:
- fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
- requires unvaccinated people to wear masks in specific settings, including medical facilities (including long term care facilities), homeless shelters, prisons, and jails.
- The state also requires universal mask use for staff, visitors, and residents in residential care facilities regardless of vaccination status.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages people who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks in all other public indoor spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more information please continue to visit: Colorado's COVID19 website.