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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.

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