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Mar 27

[ARCHIVED] Primer on COVID-19 restrictions in Summit County

The original item was published from March 27, 2020 2:31 PM to March 27, 2020 4:39 PM


On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued “Stay at Home” Executive Order D2020-017, and on March 26, 2020, the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued an Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements.  The Summit County Public Health Department (SCPH) has also issued an Amended Public Health Order dated March 23, 2020, along with an Addendum dated March 26, 2020, in response to the State actions.*

SCPH is offering this comparison of the existing orders in order to assist individuals and businesses in determining which provisions from each order apply to them. In general, the more restrictive provision applies and/or controls, so individuals must take responsibility to read and abide by all of the orders.

Below is a comparison of potentially conflicting provisions and identification of the more restrictive provision.  The governing (more restrictive) provision is listed in orange. 

Please note this is not a list of all provisions that may apply to a specific individual, business or activity, this is only to clarify what applies where CDPHE’s order conflicts or potentially conflicts with SCPH’s Order. Reading this list is not a substitute for reading the actual Orders. If you have questions about CDPHE’s Order, please call 211.

 Colorado  Summit County  Order to Follow
 All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a Residence are prohibited. (Section I(B))
 Gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited; gatherings of less than 10 are prohibited unless steps are taken to mitigate risk. (Paragraphs 6 and 7)
 All travel except *Necessary Travel as defined in the Order is prohibited. (Section B; also see Section G)
 Does not prohibit travel.
 Only **Critical Retail businesses as defined in the Order may continue to operate as normal, in compliance with cleanliness and social distancing standards. (Section C(4))
 Any retail business capable of providing its goods and services via online or telephone sales and delivery or curbside pickup may continue to do so.
 Critical Infrastructure as defined in the Order may continue to operate as normal.  Critical Infrastructure includes hotels and places of accommodation. (Section C(2))
 All short-term lodging is prohibited from operating and taking new reservations until April 30th.  Includes hotels, motels, short-term rentals of 30 days or less. (Paragraph 12)
 Summit County
 Critical Governmental Functions shall continue, including Transportation as defined in the Order. (Section D)
 All transportation services including but not limited to bus services, taxis, ride-sharing services, and shuttle services are prohibited from operating except as necessary for good cause. (Paragraph 11) Transportation services does not include ambulances, paratransit (e.g., Mountain Mobility), or the scheduled transport of convalescent patients or individuals with disabilities. (Paragraph 5C)
 Summit County
 Critical Services may continue to operate as normal, including automobile rental, auto supply and repair, but not retail sales of automobiles. (Section C(5))
 Car dealerships exempted from the definition of “Retail Goods and Services”. (Paragraph 5(B)(xi))

Read the Governor’s order at:
Read the SCPH order: