Protect Yourself and Others From COVID-19

Summit County residents, workers and visitors are taking action to keep each other safe and healthy. Together, we can keep Summit County open and stop the spread of COVID-19!

Five Commitments to Containment

The five strategies below are the most important ways to contain COVID-19.

Five commitments to containment

1. Wear a Mask

Wear a cloth face covering in all indoor public settings; wear a mask in outdoor settings where 6 feet of physical distance is difficult to maintain (e.g., recreational pathways, downtown areas). Face coverings are required by the current Summit County Public Health Order, for all persons ages 3 and older. Watch this video on the science behind mask wearing.

Wear a mask

2. Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Find more information on important handwashing techniques and when to use hand sanitizer, see the CDC hand hygiene fact sheet (pdf). This document is useful to post in workplaces.

Wash your hands

3. Stay 6 Feet Apart

Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from persons not in your household. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs.

Maintain physical distance

4. Stay Home if Sick

If you have symptoms of illness, avoid spreading it to others. Stay home except for necessary trips to seek medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Use the CDC Symptom Checker to get help making decisions and seeking appropriate care.

Stay home if sick

5. Get Tested if Sick

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested. By getting tested, you help public health teams understand and contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Test results can also help inform the best course of treatment for you. Getting tested in Summit County is easy and convenient, with no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of whether you have health insurance. Find out when and where to get tested in Summit County.

Get tested if sick

Five Commitments Fact Sheet

View and download our one-page fact sheet (pdf) that explains the five commitments to containment. Hang it on your fridge, share it with your kids or post it in the window of your business. 

Additional Strategies to Stay Healthy

  • Avoid group gatherings: Do not congregate in large groups or at events. Such gatherings have the potential to lead to substantial COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Do not linger or mingle at bars and restaurants: Mingling among restaurant patrons has been a significant cause of COVID-19 transmission in Colorado. If you choose to dine at a restaurant, wear your face covering whenever you are not eating, and avoid mingling with patrons outside your immediate group.
  • Use and promote proper cough and sneeze etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirt sleeve, not your hand. If you use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze, throw it in the trash immediately afterward and then wash your hands properly.
  • Avoid touching your face unless your hands are recently cleaned.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot to reduce the stress on local health response.

Physical Distancing Quiz

Are you a physical distancing hero? Take our quiz to find out!

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Physical Distancing in Summit County

Physical distancing is the most important tool we have in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Google and Unacast have developed tools to measure how well we’re doing and how we compare with other communities across the country.

  • Google is publishing COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, which aim to provide insights into populations’ behavior changes in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart communities’ movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residences.
  • Unacast created an interactive Physical Distancing Scoreboard, updated daily, to empower organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of physical distancing initiatives at the local level. On Sunday, April 5, Summit County had an A-.
The Google model shows that Summit County recreational and retail activity has declined by 86 percen
The unacast model gives Summit County an A minus.


5 Formas de Detener la Propagación

El Condado de Summit necesita que te protejas a ti mismo y a otros del COVID-19.


Five commitments to containment
Wear a mask

1. Use una máscara

Las coberturas faciales de tela son obligatorias en el condado de Summit en todos los espacios interiores accesibles al público. También se requieren al aire libre siempre que no sea posible una distanciamiento de 6 pies de otras personas. Mira este video sobre la ciencia detrás de la máscara.

Wash your hands

2.    Lávese las manos

Lavarse las manos es especialmente importante después de visitar lugares públicos y antes de comer o tocarse la cara. Láveselas a fondo durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos que contenga al menos 60 por ciento de alcohol.

Maintain physical distance

3. Manténgase a 6 pies de distancia

El distanciamiento físico es una de las medidas de prevención más efectivas contra COVID-19. En la mayor medida posible, es importante mantener al menos 6 pies de distancia de cualquier persona que no sea de su propio hogar.


Stay home if sick

4. Quédese en casa si está enfermo

Si tiene algún síntoma de enfermedad (por ejemplo, tos, fiebre, escalofríos, dificultad para respirar, dolor de garganta, dolor de cabeza), aíslese de los demás, incluyendo a los miembros de su hogar, para ayudar a proteger su salud y limitar la propagación de la enfermedad.

Get tested if sick

5. Hazte la prueba si estás enfermo

Hacerte la prueba inmediatamente después de que se presenten los síntomas de COVID-19 puede ayudarte en su tratamiento y proporcionar información valiosa para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. Los resultados de las pruebas son extremadamente valiosos para los funcionarios de salud pública que trabajan para evaluar y controlar la propagación de enfermedades en nuestra comunidad. Es fácil, conveniente y gratuito para los visitantes hacerse la prueba de COVID-19 en el condado de Summit.

Volante: 5 Formas de Detener la Propagación

Vea y descargue nuestra hoja informativa de una página (pdf) que explica los cinco compromisos de contención. Cuélgelo en su refrigerador, compártalo con sus hijos o publíquelo en la ventana de su negocio.