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Posted on: April 16, 2021

COVID19 Response Returns to Local Governments

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COVID-19 Response Returns to Local Governments 

Park County, Colo. - Today the state’s COVID19 Dial and related restrictions become guidance and the management of the pandemic response returns to local counties and municipalities. The new statewide Public Health Order 20-38 rescinds the Dial order and maintains baselayer protections. The change is effective immediately, Friday, April 16.

What does this mean for individuals living in Park County? 

  • Mask-Wearing: please continue to wear your mask in public indoor settings. Masks are required in the following settings:
    • K-12 schools, child care centers, indoor children’s camps, public-facing state government facilities, congregate care facilities, and prisons and jails.
    • Health care settings — including hospitals, urgent-care centers and doctors’ offices;
    • Businesses that choose to require face coverings be worn by patrons or employees (posted signs at entrance); and
    • Personal-service businesses, such as hair and nail salons.
  • Events and Capacity Restrictions: while there are no longer capacity restrictions in place, event hosts are responsible for establishing preventative protocols and measures to prevent the transmission of COVID19. We encourage people to:
    • adhere to the recommended event guidance
    • gather outdoors whenever possible and wear a mask if indoors
    • remember, if an indoor event exceeds 100 people then 6 feet distancing and masks are required.

What does this mean for businesses and schools? 

  • The new order requires all businesses and government entities to:
    • consider reasonable accommodations for individuals who cannot access or cannot take COVID-19 vaccines, 
    • follow the mask executive order, and 
    • strongly encourages following CDPHE sector guidance for disease mitigation.
  • Requires 6 feet distancing and masks for indoor gatherings that exceed 100 individuals and caps these gatherings to no more than 500 people without a variance.  Exempt are places of worship, retail settings, restaurants that have seated dining and do not have gathering spaces that allow for more than 100 people to congregate.
  • Requires schools to follow the CDPHE schools and child care outbreak guidance and further requires that when learning is all remote, extracurricular activities are not authorized in person. 

PCPH will continue to inform the public of disease trends and recommendations for gathering safely while COVID19 remains a threat. In the meantime, you can get a vaccine to protect yourself and your family from COVID19. Sign up for an appointment here. Everyone should continue to take the protective measures that got us to this point in the pandemic: wash your hands, stay home when sick, and wear a mask and practice social distancing when gathering indoors. 

For information about Park County’s COVID19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website

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