Park County declared a local emergency disaster in response to the COVID-19 emergency in Colorado. The declaration is an administrative tool that can help facilitate access to funding and other resources. County officials made the decision to file the declaration because the costs of responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be greater than the County’s available resources. This declaration will be in effect until the Board of County Commissioners take action to terminate it. Emergency declarations are a common response to the COVID-19 emergency as the virus is emerging in communities.