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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Park County Board of Health Issues Guidance on COVID19 for Residents and Visitors

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Park County Board of Health COVID19 Guidance to Park County Residents and Visitors

 

The state’s COVID19 Dial and related restrictions are now guidance and the management of the pandemic response returns to local counties and municipalities, as of April 16.The following additional Executive Orders and State Public Health Orders remain in effect: 

  1. D2021 079 Governor’s Executive Mask Order. This order is set to expire May 3rd, 2021;
  2. PHO 20-38 rescinds the dial and maintains base layer protection;
  3. PHO 20-20 establishes requirements For Colorado Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residences, Intermediate Care Facilities, And Group Homes For COVID-19 Prevention And Response;
  4. PHO 20-33 Laboratory Data Reporting concerning the reporting of data from all individuals or entities regarding all individuals who have been tested for coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19); and
  5. PHO 20-37 establishes Vaccine Access And Data Reporting For COVID-19.

Park County and state health officials have provided best practices over the last thirteen months to help protect citizens from COVID19 that include: wash your hands, stay home when sick and get tested, get outdoors, and wear a mask and practice social distancing when gathering indoors. 

Park County entrusts citizens and visitors to know their health status and make decisions that are right for themselves and respectful of others. In Park County we believe in the individual responsibility of citizens to determine how best to protect themselves, their family, their businesses and their customers, and to act accordingly, observing the following guidance: 

  1. Mask-Wearing: Wearing of a face covering mask is encouraged and an individual choice except where state policy states otherwise. Masks are required by Executive Order D 2021 079 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. 
    • If an indoor event exceeds 100 people then 6 feet distancing and masks are required.
    • 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.
  1. Events and Capacity Restrictions: while there are no longer capacity restrictions in place, event hosts are responsible for establishing preventative protocols and measures and attendees to take personal responsibility. Please review the state’s Spring Event Guidance. The Board of Health encourages people to:
    • Gather outdoors whenever possible.
    • Wear a mask if indoors.
    • Remember, if an indoor event exceeds 100 people then 6 feet distancing and masks are required by the State. Gatherings over 500 require a variance from the state.
    • Respect local businesses by complying with on-site mask requirements and other COVID19 mitigation efforts as determined necessary by the business.
  2. The new state public health order requires all businesses and government entities to:
    • Consider reasonable accommodations for individuals who chose to decline or cannot access or cannot take COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Follow the statewide mask requirements as listed above.
    • Strongly encourages following CDPHE sector guidance for disease mitigation.
    • 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. 
  3. Protect yourself and others by getting a vaccine:
    • All Coloradans, 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID19 vaccine. 
    • Visit Vaccine Resources | Park County, CO to sign up for an appointment at a nearby clinic.
    • Get the facts, visit at COCOVIDVaccine.org

Park County Public Health will continue to inform the public of disease trends and offer recommendations for gathering safely while COVID19 remains a threat. For information about Park County’s COVID19 Response and to access resources, please visit our website.

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