Summit County Public Health Orders and Business Protocols

Local Dial Framework 

SC Dial 3

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a public health order dissolving the current state Dial 3.0 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 16. Control over COVID-19 restrictions now rests with each county to determine what is best for their unique situation. 

Summit County officials after much consideration and consultation with businesses and stakeholder groups, along with feedback from the community, have created a revised dial framework for the county. The Summit County Dial is considerably less restrictive than the state Dial 3.0 and tied to the metrics of hospitalization, incidence rate, and vaccination rate, which officials believe are more suitable indicators for the county. 

The new local dial metrics are included in the updated Summit County public health order which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on May 5, 2021. The dial places Summit County in Level Green: Little to No Threat. In Level Green, the majority of business sectors are fully open, with only minor restrictions on large events and mask wearing.

Summit County Dial Framework Metrics and Local Restrictions

The Summit County Dial contains relaxed restrictions for each level on the dial compared to state Dial 3.0. Each level is tied to metrics that best serve the community - hospitalization, incidence rate and vaccination.

  • To move to Level Green, with most business sectors fully open, Summit County needed to meet the incidence rate metric (0-100 per 100,000) OR the vaccination metric (70% of SC residents fully vaccinated). Summit County has currently met the incidence rate metric.
  • Under Level Green, the 6 ft. rule between parties is eliminated for restaurants
  • To move to a more restrictive level, hospital capacity must be threatened. Incidence rate and case numbers will not be factored into moving into a more restrictive level.

Summit County Dial Metrics

Summit County Dial Indicator Guidelines

SC Dial Level Capacity Limits


Town Hall on Level Green

Friday, May 7 11:00 a.m.

The Summit Chamber along with Summit County Public Health held a Town Hall on Friday May, 7 to discuss Level Green and answer questions from our community and businesses. Watch the replay below.

Download the slides from the presentation here.


Level Green Infographic May 5

View the Capacity Limits for each Business Sector

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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 are no longer required to have a PDP, however it is encouraged: 

  • 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.