Park County Moves to Level Green on COVID-19 Dial
Park County, Colo. - Today the Park County Board of County Commissioners announced that the county will move to Level: Green on the state’s COVID-19 dial. The change is effective Friday, April 9 at 6 am.
“This is great news and reflects that the people of Park County understand the importance of taking actions to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Richard Elsner, County District 2 Commissioner. “Hopefully everyone will continue to be cautious so we can continue to open up the county and return to a more normal life,” continued Commissioner Elsner.
The move to Level Green means new, more relaxed restrictions for places of business and activities. Here is a summary of some of the key changes:
- Counties can set their own mask requirements. Therefore, masks are now optional in Park County unless you enter the following:
- These public 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); or
- Personal-services businesses, such as hair and nail salons.
- Counties and regions certified for Level Green may allow any business, activity, or gathering within their jurisdiction to fully operate with no capacity restrictions other than those resulting from 6 feet distancing, except for the following businesses and activities may operate at 50% of their pre-pandemic capacity not to exceed 500 people:
- Smoking lounges
- Unseated Indoor events
- Organized indoor recreational youth or adult league sports
- Indoor Children’s Day Camps, Residential Camps, Youth Sports Day Camps and Exempt Single Skill-Building Youth Camps
- Counties may increase their businesses and activities operational capacity by 5% each month that the county continues to meet the metrics in Section II.B.1 of this Order.
- Seated Indoor Events may seat up to 10 people together including non-household members; however, if a seated Indoor Event will exceed 500 people, the event operator or organizer must consult with CDPHE.
Please review Public Health Order 20-36 for the full details and guidance. By mid-April, the state’s COVID19 Dial and associated guidance will become recommendations, rather than requirements for nearly every setting. A formal announcement with details will be made following state action. Park County Public Health will continue to keep the public informed of the county’s status and latest information on how to gather safely.
For information about Park County’s COVID-19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website. For details on Colorado's Dial, please visit the dial dashboard.