Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19)

Delta County’s variance request dated June 8, 2020, was approved for the following: 

  •  Confined indoor space: 50% of posted occupancy, ensuring 28 square feet distancing, up to 175 individuals 
  •  Outdoor space: up to 250 individuals 
  •  Delta County Public Libraries may reopen at 50% capacity or 50 people per building; whichever is less 
  •  Delta County museums may reopen at 50% capacity or 50 people per building; whichever is less 
  •  Competitive events permitted up to 50 people gathered 
  •  Youth/adult sports up to 50 individuals outdoors or 10 indoors 
  •  Trails and conservation crews up to 25 people 

Executive Order D 2020 142 was signed July 21, 2020, which suspends the sale of alcohol from licensed facilities after 10:00 p.m., instead of the previous cap of 2:00 a.m.  This order is in effect for 30 days.  This order was later amended to exempt retail liquor stores from the 10:00 p.m. sale suspension.

On July 16, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 138 ordering individuals over 10 years of age in Colorado to wear a face covering when entering or moving within an public indoor space, including any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed, or operated to which individuals have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, and that is accessible to the public, serves as a place of employment, or is an entity providing services. Public indoor space does not mean a person’s residence, including a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility.

Governor Polis in his press conference of June 30, 2020, announced that all bars and nightclubs are to be closed once again for in person service. Bars will continue to be able to sell take-out alcohol. Bars that now serve food, and function as a restaurant, can stay open for in- person service with the following requirements: 

  • Patrons MUST be 6 feet apart.
  • Patrons are seated with their own party.
  • No mingling is allowed.

Colorado is currently in Level 2: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors.  While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice greater social distancing in our vast outdoors than in confined indoor spaces.  Much of Colorado is now open with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness.  People should be prepared for state and local public health orders to be extended, amended, or changed as needed to protect public health. See the Colorado Executive and Health Orders related to COVID-19 for up-to-date information.

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