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New Dates And Rules For Reopenings In Pitkin County

Jun 5, 2020

Pitkin County released amendments to its latest public health order on Thursday.
Credit Screenshot from Pitkin County Board of Health

Pitkin County Public Health released a set of amendments to its standing public health order on Thursday. They will remain in effect until July 3. The changes provide updated timing and clarity to the particulars of industry-specific reopening plans. Below are the latest dates and rules. Full details can be found here.

Houses of Worship

Date of reopening: June 5

Houses of worship can open to 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer. Within those places, people must wear masks and stay at least six feet away from anyone outside of their household. Pitkin County encourages houses of worship to hold electronic services “whenever possible” or conduct more frequent services of 10 people or less.

Public and Private Gatherings

Date Effective: June 15

All gatherings outside of a residence are limited to no more than 50 people, following “5 Commitments to Containment.” This date is one week earlier than originally planned. 

Short Term Rentals

Date of Reopening: June 22

Privately-owned (but not professionally-managed) rentals for 30 days or less can open up with limits on capacity, to be announced later. Any short-term rentals with shared bathrooms or kitchens must notify guests about safety protocols.

Personal Services (Hairdressers, salons, personal trainers, etc.)

Date of Reopening: Effective immediately

These services can operate at 50% occupancy or a maximum of 50 people, whichever is fewer. 

Outdoor Recreation

  • Gyms, Recreation Centers, Indoor Pools and Indoor Developed Hot Springs

Date of Reopening: June 8

These facilities can open with no more than 10 people in a room, keeping six feet apart. Sharing of equipment is discouraged, and it should be cleaned between uses. Bathrooms and showers can open, but lockers must stay closed. 

  • Organized Recreational Sports

Date of Reopening: June 8

Adult and youth organized sports can begin with no more than 25 people outdoors or 10 people indoors. Parents can attend youth sports activities, but must keep six feet apart from others. Spectators are strongly discouraged for adult sports. Sports leagues must keep records of who played to help with contact tracing in the event of virus spread.

  • Guided Services 

Date of Reopening: Effective immediately

Activities such as fishing, biking, kayaking or ATV tours are all allowed in groups no larger than 10. Rafting and Jeep tours can host groups that include one or two households, with no more than 10 people in each raft or vehicle. 

  • Ski Areas

Date of Reopening: Effective immediately

Ski areas can open for skiing and summer activities.

  • Playgrounds

Date of Reopening: Effective immediately

Playgrounds, skate parks and racquet sports facilities can reopen with posted guidelines for maximum capacity and regular cleaning of high-touch areas.

  • Outdoor Pools and Developed Hot Springs

Date of Reopening: June 8

Pools and hot springs can open to 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer. Bathrooms and showers can open, but lockers must stay closed. High-touch surfaces should be cleaned hourly.

  • Children’s Day Camps and Youth Sports Camps

Date of Reopening: Effective immediately

These can open in accordance with state requirements. Residential camps are not yet cleared to open.