Visitor Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Summit County welcomes our visitors, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Traveler Affidavit, negative COVID test, quarantine, or proof of vaccination is not required for travel to Summit County.
Summit County does not recognize vaccine passports at this time. All residents and visitors must follow the State and Local Public Health Orders, regardless of vaccination. More research is still needed to determine if vaccinated individuals can spread the virus to others.
We invite you to ski, snowboard, hike, and enjoy our outdoor spring recreation opportunities. Visitors should be aware that Summit County is currently in Level Green on the Local Dial Framework with nearly all business sectors completely open.
We ask that all our residents and visitors abide by the local Public Health Order. Fully vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals, per the current county health order, 2 years and older are required to wear masks in indoor public spaces.
Everyone must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Summit County Public Health Order
Summit County has a public health order in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone’s health and safety. It’s important for all Summit County residents and visitors to abide by the restrictions in the Summit County Public Health Order.
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Cancelling Your Visit
Summit County is excited to welcome visitors to this beautiful place. However, visitors are asked to cancel trips if you:
- Have recently been diagnosed as having COVID-19 and you are within your isolation time frame, or
- Have symptoms of COVID-19,or
- Have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 and you are within the required quarantine time frame.
This is for your own health and safety, the health and safety of those in your traveling party and the health and safety of others in Summit County. Many businesses are offering generous cancellation policies to encourage guests to cancel in these situations so check with the businesses you booked with for their cancellation policies. Summit County’s beautiful mountains and amazing recreational opportunities will be here when you are well again.
Extending Your Visit
Visitors need to be aware of the possible requirement to extend your stay in Summit County should you test positive for COVID-19 while here or if you are a close contact of a person who has COVID-19. When a person has COVID-19 or is a close contact of a person who has COVID-19, they are required to isolate or quarantine for a duration of time to prevent others from also getting sick. Depending on the length and method of your travel to your home, it may be unsafe to travel. In these cases visitors will be expected to extend their stay locally at the visitor’s expense. For more information on Isolation and quarantine, including what is involved and duration, visit the Guidance for Sick Individuals page.
Rapid Tests For Travelers
If you are planning a trip please plan ahead if you require rapid testing, COVID-19 resources are limited in Summit County and rapid testing does require travel. The following locations offer RAPID testing:
- St. Vincent Family Health Center rapid testing in Leadville offered Monday through Friday.
- Walgreens around the state, closest ones that offer rapid testing are in Steamboat or Denver.
- AFC Urgent Care offers rapid testing in the Denver area.
- Advanced Urgent Care offers rapid testing in the Denver area.
- Denver International Airport offers rapid testing on-site, must have a boarding pass to enter.
For all the testing sites across Colorado visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing
GDPH has provided a great resource to calculate isolation and quarantine time periods, see the link below:
Six Commitments for Containment
Summit County asks all residents and visitors to commit to these six actions to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- I will maintain 6 feet of physical distance from other individuals. Physical distancing is one of the most effective prevention measures against COVID-19. It’s important to keep at least 6 feet of distance from anyone not in your own household, to the greatest extent possible.
- I will wash my hands often, for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing is especially important after visiting public settings, and before eating or touching your face. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Find out more about hand washing and other strategies to protect yourself and others.
- I will cover my face in public. Cloth face coverings are required in Summit County in all publicly accessible indoor spaces for everyone ages 3 and older; masks are also required outdoors whenever 6 feet of distance from other individuals may not possible. Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing. Find out more about face coverings.
4. I will stay home when I am sick. If you have any symptoms of illness (e.g., cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache), isolating yourself from others, including household members, will help protect their health and limit the spread of disease. Find out more about what to do if you’re sick.
5. I will get tested immediately if I have COVID-19 symptoms. Getting tested right after COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache) develop can aid in your treatment and provide valuable information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to other people. Test results are extremely valuable to public health officials who are working to assess and control the spread of disease in our community. It is easy, convenient and free for visitors to get tested for COVID-19 in Summit County. Learn more about testing in Summit County.
6. I will get the COVID Vaccine. Getting the COVID vaccine will help end the pandemic, allow businesses to open to full capacity, and life to return to normal. Getting a COVID vaccine in Summit County is free, easy and convenient. More information on vaccination locations in Summit County.
Download the Six Commitments Fact Sheet (pdf).
Health Care Resources
See the resources below if you require the attention of a health care professional during your visit to Summit County.
- If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. If you cannot call, send a text to 911. Do not call 911 if you have mild or moderate symptoms.
- St. Anthony Summit Medical Center provides comprehensive health care services to residents and guests of Summit County. Located in Frisco, this Level III trauma center provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to residents and visitors.
- CHPG High Country Healthcare provides a wide range of services, including adult primary care, pediatric primary care and sports medicine.
The Summit Community Care Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing provides a full range of integrated care services including medical, dental and behavioral health services through a team-based model of care.