Public Health Orders & Guidance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone needs to do their part for themselves, their loved ones, and our community. We have a responsibility to keep ourselves and each other healthy. In addition to adhering to the Executive and Public Health Orders below, please exercise great caution by wearing a mask when you are in public places and when you around people from different households, avoiding social gatherings, and staying home if you are sick.
State of Colorado Public Health and Executive Orders
In March 2020, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Governor Polis enacted the "Stay at Home" Executive Order. In April, the Executive Order “Safer at Home” was enacted, allowing for phased re-opening; followed in June by the "Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors" Executive Order. In September, the Governor issued the "Safer at Home Dial" Public Health Order. Most recently, in November, the Governor enacted the "COVID-19 Dial" Public Health Order, amending previous versions of the COVID-19 Dial Framework, and which has since also been amended. In March 2021, the the Governor, in conjunction with CDPHE, released the new COVID-19 Dial 3.0, amending previous public health orders.
All areas of Clear Creek County, including all municipalities, are currently following the statewide “COVID-19 DIAL FRAMEWORK” Executive Order which is further guided by the Tenth Amended Public Health Order 20-36, establishing specific color-coded levels of protection for each county in Colorado with respect to their COVID-19 data. For a summary of changes included in the latest amendment CLICK HERE.
In addition, Governor Polis has issued a statewide mask requirement as set forth by Executive Order D 2021 079, amending and extending previous Executive Orders Ordering Individuals in Colorado to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings.
Local Public Health Orders and Resolutions
At a July 2, 2020, Special Meeting of the Clear Creek County Board of Health, the Board passed Resolution 20-04 enacting a Standing Public Health Order requiring face coverings to be worn in Clear Creek County for the protection of Clear Creek County Residents. This decision was made due to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, especially in our neighboring states, the influx of tourists during the summer tourist season, and in support of our community-wide effort to stay healthy so we can stay open.
On December 22nd, 2020, the County Board of Health adopted Resolution 20-08, which amended and extended the previous Orders.
Per this amended Order, Clear Creek County businesses shall post signage prepared by Clear Creek County Public & Environmental Health on all business entrances. We have prepared two versions of the Mask Order signage, which can be downloaded for free below.
Local Emergency Disaster Declaration:
On March 17th, 2020, Clear Creek County issued a Local Disaster Emergency Declaration, County Resolution 20-26, for the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18th, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners issued Resolution 21-27, extending the local declaration through June 9, 2021. Declaring a Local Disaster Emergency activates response and recovery aspects of emergency and disaster plans, and qualifies the county for potential state and federal financial and other assistance.