Information About COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
The Town of Silverthorne is actively monitoring the rapidly-evolving circumstances around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and we are following national, state and local guidelines to protect residents and slow the spread of this virus. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Summit County, please visit the Summit County emergency blog.
Summit County has released an amended public health order, effective May 27, 2020, to reflect the latest reopenings in the Safer At Home phase. Colorado has extended the Safer At Home public health order to June 1, and the latest Summit County public health order reflects the state of Colorado May 26 public health order regulations with adjusted restrictions to meet the needs of our community. The Summit County public health order is the order to be followed and enforced in our community.
The public health order encourages all Summit County residents, visitors and workers to adopt the Five Commitments of Containment to keep the transmission of illness low:
- I will maintain six feet of physical distance from other individuals.
- I will wash my hands often and for at least 20 seconds.
- I will cover my face in public.
- I will stay home when I am sick.
- I will get tested immediately if I have COVID-19 symptoms.
For any questions, please view Summit County's detailed FAQ page regarding the latest public health orders.
- All individuals must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth whenever indoors in areas open to the general public. Face coverings must be worn outdoors whenever 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Non-critical retail establishments may open up to 50 percent of their normal capacity for in-person shopping and services.
- All businesses, including critical businesses, non-critical businesses, personal services, office-based businesses and government functions, must complete the PDP form and post it at the entrance of the establishment, available for view by all employees and members of the public.
- Sick individuals, people 65 and over and those with underlying health conditions must stay at home to the greatest extent possible.
- Gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. In gatherings of any size by individuals from multiple households, all individuals must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing from one another and wear face coverings.
- Real estate agents may conduct showings for buyers by appointment. No open houses are permitted.
- Child care may begin opening to serve members of the local workforce beginning May 11, with strict precautions to limit the transmission of disease among children and from children to staff and family members.
- Elective medical and dental procedures will be allowed, with strict precautions and protective equipment to prevent the transmission of disease.
- Restaurants may open for dine-in service at 50 percent capacity or to 50 people, whichever is less, effective May 27. Bars are not allowed to open at this time.
- K-12 and higher education schools will remain closed to in-person instruction and learning. Congregation of large groups is prohibited, and these age groups tend to carry the disease to more vulnerable segments of the population, even when they are not exhibiting symptoms.
- Some personal services will be allowed, with appropriate protective measures. Summit County will work to align its restrictions and allowances with state guidance when those details become available in the coming days.
- Non-essential office workplaces will be allowed to open May 4 with up to 50 percent of normal staffing; employers are still strongly encouraged to maintain telecommuting to the maximum possible extent. Any offices with multiple persons in a single facility must maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing.
- Hotels and motels may open on June 1. Short term rental units must remain closed under the State of Colorado public health orders.
- Auto sales are allowed online and in person. In-person automobile shopping and sales must take place by appointment only, scheduled by the dealership to prevent gatherings of 10 or more people in a room at one time.
- Car rentals are allowed.
- Transportation including the Summit Stage, mountain shuttles and ride-sharing services may reopen effective May 27.
- Ski areas may reopen effective May 27.
- Places of worship are permitted to be open, but they must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet among congregants and limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people at one time. Remote, online services are strongly encouraged. Individuals over 65 or with underlying health conditions are strongly discouraged from attending services in person.
- All construction activities must adhere to the Summit County Building Department COVID-19 Policies and Procedures or the equivalent document within the relevant jurisdiction.
Summit County COVID-19 Testing
Vail Health Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing:
- Testing is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Any community member experiencing known COVID-19 symptoms, can schedule an appointment for drive-through testing with Vail Health, without a prescription from a doctor, by emailing email@example.com their first name, last name and phone number in the body of the email. A representative from the Vail Health COVID-19 screening center will call within 24 hours to schedule an appointment and collect general patient demographic info. Phone representatives are available to speak to patients in English and Spanish..
- Located outside Vail Health’s Howard Head Sports Medicine location at 265 Tanglewood Lane, Suite E1, in Silverthorne.
- For those without insurance, the testing is available completely free of cost. There is no co-pay or deductible for those with insurance, and insurance will be billed.
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center COVID-19 Clinic:
Testing is available 7 days a week
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- Any community member experiencing known COVID-19 symptoms can call 970-668-5584 to speak to a Centura Health Physicians Group (CHPG) medical professional to receive a testing order. Same-day, walk-in testing will be available with an order from the medical provider.
- Located at Centura’s Centers for Occupational Medicine (CCOM) clinic on School Road in Frisco
- Where applicable, insurance will be billed. Uninsured /underinsured persons will be covered at no out of pocket cost.
If you are feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, Summit County Public Health recommends the following:
- Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold symptoms. To the extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home.
- Use a cloth face covering when in public to prevent spread in public; use one at home to prevent spread to household members and caregivers.
- If you need medical care, contact your primary care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19. If you do not have an established health care provider, call the Colorado Helpline at 303-389-1687.
- Call 911 only for emergencies requiring immediate life-saving care and let them know if you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
- Limit visits to the hospital emergency room or urgent care. Only individuals needing immediate care should visit these facilities. If you must visit a hospital ER or urgent care facility, call ahead and let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
Health officials are urging the same personal best practices that are standard for the typical flu season to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Get a flu shot if you haven’t gotten one this year.
- Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español).
The Town of Silverthorne is continuing to offer essential services to the community. Police Officers are on duty, snow will continue to be plowed and inspections are completed daily at the well and water treatment facility. Town Council Meetings and Planning Commission Meetings will be held virtually with opportunity for public comment while the Building and Planning Department will operate remotely in conjunction with the Summit County Building Department.
Silverthorne Police Department
The Silverthorne Police Department will be responding to calls for service on a selective response basis, evaluating the need to respond in person or via phone. An Accident Alert system will be put in place, stating that officers only respond to a motor vehicle incident when the following circumstances exist:
- Vehicles are disabled due to damage.
- Accident involves a fatality or an injury requiring medical attention.
- Alcohol or drugs are involved.
- Accident is an alleged hit and run.
- There is damage to public property other than wildlife, i.e. a highway stop sign.
- Any property damage accident in which the reporting party is not or has no contact with the driver(s)
- As always, in the event of an emergency, please call 911.
- Snow plow operations will continue as normal. Snow will be removed in a timely and safe manner.
- Water, Sewer and the Joint Sewer Authority will continue to conduct well and water treatment facility inspections on a daily basis and will perform testing as required by state law.
- Park amenities in Silverthorne have begun a phased reopening.
- Public restrooms have reopened at all parks except for Trent Park. Trent Park restrooms will open after June 1.
- Playgrounds and warming huts will remain closed at this time. The Town of Silverthorne is following guidelines from Summit County’s Roadmap to Recovery to determine when it is safe to reopen those amenities.
- To ensure safety and proper physical distancing, court reservations are highly recommended for pickleball, tennis, basketball and sand volleyball. Court reservations may be made online ahead of time here. Pickleball may only be played at Trent Park courts and tennis may only be played at Rainbow Park courts. Basketball and sand volleyball are available at Rainbow Park.
Town Hall and Public Meetings
- Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice.
- Town Council, Planning Commission and committee meetings will be held virtually.
Community Development and Building Department
- Sign permitting requirements for temporary signs needed in response to COVID-19 are currently being waived. Sign permits are not required from now until August 31, 2020 for temporary banners attached on all four corners to buildings and for sandwich board signs placed on private property in the commercial areas of Town. All other signs still need a sign permit. Prohibited signs, described in detail in Section 4-9-5 of the Town Code, are not permitted. Examples of prohibited signs include flashing signs, moving signs, wind-driven signs, festoons, or off-premise signs.
- The Town of Silverthorne Planning and Building Department will operate remotely beginning on March 30 in conjunction with the Summit County Building Department. Details can be found here.
Silverthorne Recreation Center
- The Silverthorne Recreation Center is currently closed.The Town of Silverthorne is working with Summit County and is following the Roadmap to Recovery plan to have a phased reopening of the facility and summer programming when it is safe to do so.
- Several summer programs have been canceled at this time. The Silverthorne Recreation Center is planning revised summer program options to safely meet the needs of the community during the later phases of the Roadmap to Recovery plan. Please continue to check back for more information regarding summer programs for adults and kids.
- At this time, a deep cleaning disinfection procedure has begun, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Detailed disinfection procedures include use of an Electrostatic Sprayer with Clorox Total 360, which reduces pathogens on all hard surfaces within the facility.
- All pools at the Silverthorne Recreation Center have been drained and will be refilled before the facility reopens.
- All Silverthorne Recreation Center pass holders will have their passes extended for the amount of days equal to the closure.
- The Silverthorne Recreation Center will also prorate refunds with no administrative fee for programs canceled due to the closure.
Town of Silverthorne Events & Silverthorne Pavilion
- All public events in the Town of Silverthorne are currently canceled until further notice.
- Private events at the Silverthorne Pavilion are being canceled or rescheduled for a later date in compliance with the Summit County public health order.
Silverthorne Performing Arts Center
- The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center is currently closed. The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is holding programs and performances virtually.
The Town of Silverthorne greatly values the residents that make our mountain town an incredible place to call home. We know that COVID-19 is causing a disruption in the lives many of us lead. Community resources are available for those who are in need, and there are plenty of ways to volunteer or donate for those who are able.
- Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)
- Breckenridge: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
- Silverthorne: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
- Weekend Food Pantry: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 1 p.m.
- Silverthorne Pavilion: 400 Blue River Parkway
- Dillon: Marina Parking Lot
- Frisco: 1st& Main Building
- Breckenridge: 1095 Airport Road, Public Works, Bay #28
- Father Dyer: 10:00 a.m. - noon, Tuesday/Thursday
- Dillon Community Church: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Smart Bellies/Summit School District, Monday through Friday:
- High School, Dillon Valley Elementary, and Swan Meadow Village Park in Summit Cove: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Soccer Fields in Silverthorne 5th Ave & Upper Blue Elementary: 12:15-1 p.m.
- Silverthorne Library & Frisco Elementary: 11-11:45 a.m.
- email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-368-2848 if you need home delivery
- Summit Community and Senior Center call 970-668-2940 for:
- Meals on Wheels: Tuesdays/Thursdays
- Delivery of food boxes containing one to two meals
- Available to help with delivery of medication, groceries and meals
- Meals on Wheels: Tuesdays/Thursdays
- Father Dyer: Sunday evening, prepackaged meals 6-7:00 p.m.
- Elks Lodge Community Dinner by Rotary: Tuesday evening, prepackaged meals 5-7:00 p.m.
- Agape Church: Meals to go, showers Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. by appointment only, call 970.453.11247
- Lord of the Mountains: Meal to go, showers Wednesday and Friday 1-4:00 p.m.
Cash & Food Assistance
- Food Assistance – SNAP - Enrollment: call FIRC 970-262-388 or Summit County Human Services at 970-668-9160
- Food Assistance - WIC - Enrollment: call Public Health English 970-668-9199 or Español 970-668-9701
- Special Rent Assistance and Health Insurance Enrollment available
- Xcel Energy - FIRC assistance with utility bills
Mental Health, Recovery and Grief Supprort
- Building Hope Summit County, , or call for English 970-389-1151 and Spanish 970-485-6271
- Building Hope Grief Support and Resources, 970-455-8390
- FIRC Mental Health Navigators: English or Español, 970-262-3888
- Recovery Support and Alcoholics Anonymous: Call Agape at 970-453-1247 or visit https://www.intherooms.com/home/ or www.aa-intergroup.org
- Mind Springs Mental Health support line, 1-877-519-7505 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Mental Health Crisis, call 844-493-TALK
- Summit School District
How You Can Help
- The Summit Foundation has established a Community Fund to address emergency needs and supplement the Summit County Cares effort in our community. Funds will be provided directly to trusted local community-based organizations such as FIRC and others in order to assist with immediate emergency needs such as food or help for those who are immobile or otherwise compromised. The Summit Foundation will make sure 100% of the Fund will go to critical needs and not duplicate any other available resources.
- Food donations may be coordinated with food banks and the Summit Community and Senior Center
- St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has drop-off boxes located outside the front entrance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)
- Summit Community and Senior Center, call 970-668-2940
Check in with your neighbor's and make sure you have their contact information. Talk with them about emergency planning, whether anyone in the household needs essential prescriptions or medical care, and how you might be able to help one another.
Summit County Questions
- If you have questions about the COVID-19 outbreak for Summit County elected officials or Public Health staff, e-mail them at email@example.com
- Summit County Public Health Order Information, call 970-668-9730
- Food, medication and mental health resources, call 970-668-2940
- If you have questions about the Governor's order, call 211. The State of Colorado has activated 211 to field questions about the Governor’s updated order, ordering Coloradans to stay in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 211 to talk with a live person about the details of any restrictions.
- Read the executive order
- Read the Q&A, which explains various aspects of the order
- Statewide information
- COVID-19 Help Line, call 303-389-1687
We’re in this together. The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and we are doing what we can to protect residents and slow the spread of this virus. At the same time, we’re looking ahead to identify solutions for sustaining the health of our local businesses in the long-term.
Summit County has released an amended public health order, effective May 27, 2020, to reflect the latest reopenings in the safer at home phase. The Summit County public health order is the order to be followed and enforced in our community. For any questions, please view Summit County's detailed FAQ page regarding the latest public health orders.
Summit County Business Requirements
- Reopening businesses must complete the Summit County Physical Distancing Protocol form prior to opening. Copies of the completed Physical Distancing Protocol must be posted at public entrances.
- The Public Health Order Compliance Poster (pdf) must be posted at the entry to all businesses and workplaces.
- Face coverings must be worn by staff and customers except when eating.
- Guidelines for specific industries and other business resources available from Summit County can be found here.
- If you need information about important tax credits, unemployment insurance, leave policies, and more for your business under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, you can find a summary on the Summit County Chamber’s website. More detailed information can be obtained from the Federal government.
- More helpful small business resources including information about SBA loans, tax credits, deferred tax payments and more can be found on the Summit County Chamber’s website here and here.
- If you are an employee looking for information about unemployment benefits or other assistance, you can find that information here.
- If your organization needs help from volunteers, you can submit a request on the Colorado COVID-19 Volunteer Response and Recovery website.
Town of Silverthorne Permitting
Temporary Site Plan Modification
Businesses looking to request a temporary site plan modification to accommodate additional outdoor seating or spacing requirements may contact Town of Silverthorne Planning Manager Lina Lesmes or call 970-262-7360.
The Town of Silverthorne is working with restaurants where possible to expand their on-premise liquor licenses into areas outside their current premise to meet Summit County's restaurant dine-in guidelines. Please see the Modification of Premise form or to reach out to Town Clerk, Michele Miller, for more information.
Temporary Business Signage
Sign permitting requirements for temporary signs needed in response to COVID-19 are currently being waived. Sign permits are not required from now until August 31, 2020 for temporary banners attached on all four corners to buildings and for sandwich board signs placed on private property in the commercial areas of Town. All other signs still need a sign permit. Prohibited signs, described in detail in Section 4-9-5 of the Town Code, are not permitted. Examples of prohibited signs include flashing signs, moving signs, wind-driven signs, festoons, or off-premise signs.
The Town of Silverthorne continues to focus on the health and safety of our community as our top priority. We are following national, state and local guidelines including the current safer-at-home order from Gov. Polis which has been extended through June 1. Hotels, lodging and short term rentals are closed through May 31 in Summit County, Colorado. Hotels and lodging will reopen on June 1, while short term rentals will remain closed in conjunction with the State of Colorado public health order.
Therefore, we respectfully ask that you continue to stay home a little longer. Now is still not the time to visit Silverthorne.
As sunny days grow longer and trails dry out, we are all yearning to return to our favorite outdoor adventures and summer pastimes. To our visitors from near and far, we miss you and we cannot wait to welcome you back, once it is safe to do so. Hospitality is at the heart of Silverthorne. Not only is tourism an important part of our livelihoods, but we embrace a spirit of welcoming as an important part of our community culture.
While we keep our physical distance, we invite you to enjoy our community from afar. We will continue to share inspiring images of summer descending upon our town and its surrounding beauty, along with a bucket list of must-dos for you and your travel companions to plan for your next adventure. We hope this keeps your connection to Silverthorne alive and inspires your future travel plans. Once it’s safe, come back and stay a while!
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