Summit County Public Health Orders

Summit County and the State of Colorado have public health orders in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These orders place restrictions on a variety of activities, including commercial activities, social activities and community gatherings.

Business Physical Distancing Protocols

The Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocols Form will help businesses identify and implement strategies to protect the health of their employees and members of the public by reducing opportunities for disease transmission. Businesses must: 

  • Display a completed copy of their Physical Distancing Protocol at each public entrance
  • Distribute completed copies of their Physical Distancing Protocol to all employees
  • Post a completed copy of the Physical Distancing Protocol on business website, if applicable
  • Physical Distancing Protocols do not have to be submitted to Public Health for review

Download the Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocols Form (pdf).
Descarque el Protocolo de distancia fisico de negocios (pdf) del condado de Summit.

The Basics: Summit County Public Health Order

  1. Wear a mask in indoor spaces open to the public; wear a mask outdoors when you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
  2. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from individuals who are not members of your immediate household.
  3. Stay home if you are sick. Do not go to your workplace or any public spaces.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  5. Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, headache, body aches, chills, diarrhea, loss of taste/smell).

State of Colorado Public Health Order

Coloradans should continue staying home as much as possible, and vulnerable populations, including seniors, should continue staying home, only leaving when absolutely necessary. 

"Together, Coloradans have been effective in leveling and flattening the curve, but life will remain much more dangerous than usual these next few months and we should all wear masks when in public. Safer at Home is by no means a free-for-all," Gov. Jared Polis said. "We all have a personal responsibility to slow the spread of the virus and must find a way of living that is psychologically and economically sustainable for Coloradans.”

Physical Distancing Quiz

Are you a physical distancing hero? Find out by taking our Physical Distancing Quiz!

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Essential Businesses

All essential businesses (providing groceries, pharmacy products, pet food and supplies, hardware, office supplies) that remained open to the public during the Stay At Home Order must complete the Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocols. Copies of the completed form, and requisite signage for the public and employees, must be posted at all public entrances, in plain view to staff, customers and others onsite.

Non-essential Business - Follow the Roadmap to Recovery for Guidance

Businesses must complete the Physical Distancing Protocol, per the Summit County Public Health Order. Additional activity-specific guidance may apply from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment or Summit County. All of the below are subject to change, per updated Public Health Orders and other industry precautions. Some activities and sectors may move through the stages of stabilization more quickly than others.