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Summit County Moves to Level Red

Published November 20, 2020

Summit County has been moved to Level Red: Severe Risk on the Colorado COVID-19 Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The Level Red restrictions go into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, with indoor dining restrictions beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Level Red restrictions include:

  • Personal gatherings: No gatherings among multiple households.
  • High-risk populations: Very strongly advised to stay at home.
  • Restaurants: Indoor dining closed. Take-out, curbside, delivery, and to-go service permitted; outdoor/open air allowed only with single-household groups. Last call is 8 p.m.
  • Offices: Reduced to 10% capacity, remote work is strongly encouraged. 
  • Gyms/fitness: Reduced to 10% capacity, maximum 10 indoors per room; outdoors in groups less than 10. Reservations required.
  • Group sports and camps: Virtual, or outdoors in groups less than 10.
  • Critical and non-critical retail: 50% capacity, with increased curbside pickup and delivery encouraged. Dedicated senior and at-risk hours encouraged.
  • Personal Services: 25% capacity, 25-person cap.
  • Schools: In-person suggested for K-5; hybrid or remote learning suggested for grades 6-12.
  • Child care: Open, with standard ratios.

Level Red Changes at the Silverthorne Recreation Center

As Summit County is moved to Level Red: Severe Risk on the COVID-19 dial, additional restrictions on facility operations and capacities have been put in place at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. Individual Workout reservations will be reduced from 25 to a maximum of 20 reservations per hour. Capacity in the Cardio area will also be reduced from 15 to 10 people. All other capacities remain the same.

Passholders reservations will be reduced from 8 to 6 reservations per person per week. Pickleball, Sports Play and Household Swim activities will be restricted to one household per reservation. All other reservation policies remain the same.   

New Member Pass Sales Suspended at Recreation Center

The Silverthorne Recreation Center strives to provide quality services and a safe environment for guests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, operations have been modified to meet county and state regulations, including reduced capacity within the Recreation Center. As the winter season brings increased demand for facility use, passholders must be limited at this time to ensure that public health guidelines can be followed while also providing a quality service. Effective immediately, the following temporary policies are in place:

  • New member pass sales, including Silversneakers and Renew Active members, are suspended until further notice.
  • Members who had an active pass in 2020 can renew memberships. This includes monthly, annual, punch passes, corporate passes, Silversneakers and Renew Active memberships. 
  • New members cannot be added to active punch pass holders accounts.

Staff will continue to evaluate these policies and adjust when possible. The Silverthorne Recreation Center appreciates the community’s support and understanding. We recognize the importance of the Recreation Center’s services and we look forward to serving additional community members as regulations change.

Community Containment

The state has moved Summit County to Level Red due to the alarming rates of spread of COVID-19 in our community. To prevent further restrictions, community members are asked to follow the Six Commitments of Containment and consider alternative ways to celebrate the holiday season that include just the members of your immediate household. 

  • 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.
  • I will get a flu shot.

COVID-19 Testing 

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Summit County, all community members are encouraged to get tested. Summit County is continually working with providers to ensure that anyone in our community, especially those who are symptomatic, may easily receive a test. Free testing is available, for more information, click here

Centura Health Community Testing Site: Seven days a week: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; at the Summit Vista Professional Building, 18 School Rd., Frisco.

Summit Community Care Clinic (SCCC): Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during normal hours of operation at 360 Peak One Dr., Frisco, First Floor, Summit County Medical Office Building, Suite #100.

Vail Health Community Testing Site: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at 110 3rd Avenue Street, Frisco.

Mako Medical Community Testing Site: Seven days a week: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the overflow parking lot across the street from the Silverthorne Recreation Center on Fourth Street, 464-478 E Fourth St., Silverthorne.