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Summit County Amended Public Health Order

Published May 27, 2020

Summit County has released an amended public health order, effective May 27, 2020, to reflect the latest reopenings in the Safer At Home phase. Colorado has extended the Safer At Home public health order to June 1, and the latest Summit County public health order reflects the state of Colorado May 26 public health order regulations with adjusted restrictions to meet the needs of our community. The Summit County public health order is the order to be followed and enforced in our community. 

The public health order encourages all Summit County residents, visitors and workers to adopt the Five Commitments of Containment to keep the transmission of illness low:

  • I will maintain six feet of physical distance from other individuals.
  • I will wash my hands often and for at least 20 seconds.
  • I will cover my face in public.
  • I will stay home when I am sick.
  • I will get tested immediately if I have COVID-19 symptoms.

The amendments to the latest Summit County public health order include:

  • Restaurants may open for dine-in service at 50 percent capacity or to 50 people, whichever is less, effective May 27. Bars are not allowed to open at this time. Dining groups must be limited to eight people or less and requiring reservations is strongly encouraged. Waiting areas must account for six feet of physical distancing and tables in restaurants must meet physical distancing requirements as well. 
  • Hotels and motels may open on June 1. Short term rental units must remain closed under the State of Colorado public health orders. 
  • Transportation including the Summit Stage, mountain shuttles and ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft) may reopen effective May 27. All transportation riders and operators must wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing as much as possible. Ridership on the Summit Stage is limited to 20 percent capacity. 
  • Ski areas may reopen effective May 27. 

For any questions, please view Summit County’s detailed FAQ page regarding the latest public health order.

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