Summit County Public Health Orders and Business Protocols

Public Health Order and Mask Requirements

Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Wednesday June 2, incorporating the most recent CDPHE Public Health Order. The new local public health order contains updates to the mask requirements to align with the CDPHE Public Health Order issued May 31, now that the Governor’s Executive Order regarding mask wearing has expired.

The new local public health order takes effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 3 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. June 30, unless otherwise extended, amended, or rescinded.

Similar to the expired Governor’s Executive Order the state public health order issued by CDPHE includes the following requirements for face coverings:

  1. Face coverings are required for certain individuals, age twelve (12) and older, in the following settings:
    1. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated students, staff, and visitors to preschool through grade 12 schools (including extracurricular activities) and child care centers and services, including camps, except while participating in outdoor activities;
    2. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff of Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle offices;
    3. Repealed;
    4. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated residents, staff, and visitors to Prisons;
    5. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated residents, staff, and visitors to Jails; and
    6. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated patients, visitors, and personnel in emergency medical and other healthcare settings (including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care centers, clinics, doctors’ offices, and non-urgent care medical structures).

Summit County is incorporating all the requirements above in the local public health order, in addition to the following additional restrictions, so that the order pertains to individuals age 2-11 that are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.

  1. Section 1.a. in CDPHE Third Amended Public Health Order 20-38 above shall apply to any individual, age two (2) and older, and
  2. Section 1.a. above shall include recreation sports that fall outside of school, and
  3. CDPHE Third Amended Public Health Order (Exceptions to the Face Covering Requirements) shall apply only to individuals younger than two (2) years of age.

In addition to the face cover changes, all restrictions for large indoor gatherings have been removed from the state and local order.

As allowed under state law, owners, operators, and managers of any business or service may, at their discretion, continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings. 

Unvaccinated individuals are recommended to wear a mask when entering indoor public spaces not specifically listed above in the state executive order.

Individuals may choose to wear masks, even when not required, for their own safety and protection. Vaccination continues to be the best way that individuals can protect themselves and their loved ones. Summit County is encouraging residents 12 year of age and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine which is free and easily available. To view a list of upcoming free vaccination clinics in Summit County, visit: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1423/Scheduling-Vaccinations

Read the New Summit County Public Health Order

The new order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., June 30, 2021 unless amended beforehand.

Mask Wearing Updated 6.3.21
SC Mask Graphic 2

Local Dial Framework 

SC Dial 3

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a public health order dissolving the current state Dial 3.0 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 16. Control over COVID-19 restrictions now rests with each county to determine what is best for their unique situation. 

Summit County officials after much consideration and consultation with businesses and stakeholder groups, along with feedback from the community, have created a revised dial framework for the county. The Summit County Dial is considerably less restrictive than the state Dial 3.0 and tied to the metrics of hospitalization, incidence rate, and vaccination rate, which officials believe are more suitable indicators for the county. 

The dial places Summit County in Level Green: Little to No Threat. In Level Green, the majority of business sectors are fully open, with only minor restrictions on large events and mask wearing. 

Summit County Dial Framework Metrics and Local Restrictions

The Summit County Dial contains relaxed restrictions for each level on the dial compared to state Dial 3.0. Each level is tied to metrics that best serve the community - hospitalization, incidence rate and vaccination.

  • To move to Level Green, with most business sectors fully open, Summit County needed to meet the incidence rate metric (0-100 per 100,000) OR the vaccination metric (70% of SC residents fully vaccinated). Summit County has currently met the incidence rate metric.
  • Under Level Green, the 6 ft. rule between parties is eliminated for restaurants
  • To move to a more restrictive level, hospital capacity must be threatened. Incidence rate and case numbers will not be factored into moving into a more restrictive level.

Summit County Dial Metrics

Summit County Dial Indicator Guidelines

SC Dial Level Capacity Limits


Level Green Infographic May 15 2021

Town Hall on Level Green

Friday, May 7 11:00 a.m.

The Summit Chamber along with Summit County Public Health held a Town Hall on Friday May, 7 to discuss Level Green and answer questions from our community and businesses. Watch the replay below.

Download the slides from the presentation here.


El Condado de Summit Anuncia La Orden de Salud Publica Modificada y Reformulada

 La Salud Pública del Condado de Summit emitió una Orden de Salud Pública modificada y reformulada el miércoles incorporando la Orden de salud pública mas reciente de CDPHE. La nueva orden de salud pública local contiene actualizaciones a los requisitos de cubrebocas para alinearse con la Orden de Salud Pública de CDPHE emitida el 31 de mayo, ahora que la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador con respecto al uso de cubrebocas ha expirado.

La nueva orden de salud pública local entra en vigencia a las 12:01 am del jueves 3 de junio y permanecerá vigente hasta las 11:59 pm del 30 de junio, a menos que se extienda, modifique o revoque de otra manera.

Al igual que la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador vencida, la orden de salud pública estatal emitida por CDPHE incluye los siguientes requisitos para cubrirse el rostro:

  1. Se requieren cubrebocas para ciertas personas, de doce (12) años o más, en los siguientes entornos:
    1. Estudiantes no vacunados o no completamente vacunados , personal y visitantes de las escuelas preescolares hasta el grado 12 (incluidas las actividades extracurriculares) y los centros y servicios de cuidado infantil, incluidos los campamentos, excepto mientras participan en actividades al aire libre;
    2. Personal no vacunado o no completamente vacunado de las oficinas del Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de Colorado;
    3. Revocado;
    4. Residentes, personal y visitantes de las prisiones no vacunados o no completamente vacunados;
    5. Residentes, personal y visitantes de las cárceles no vacunados o no completamente vacunados; y
    6. Pacientes, visitantes y personal no vacunados o no completamente vacunados en entornos médicos de emergencia y otros entornos de atención médica (incluidos hospitales, centros quirúrgicos ambulatorios, centros de atención de urgencia, clínicas, consultorios médicos y estructuras médicas de atención no urgente).

El condado de Summit está incorporando todos los requisitos anteriores en la orden de salud pública local, además de las siguientes restricciones adicionales, de modo que la orden se refiere a las personas de 2 a 11 años que aún no son elegibles para recibir la vacuna.

  1. Sección 1.a. en la Tercera Orden de Salud Pública 20-38 de CDPHE modificada arriba mencionada se aplicará a cualquier persona, de dos (2) años de edad o más, y la
  2. Sección 1.a. antes mencionada incluirá deportes recreativos que son fuera de la escuela, y la
  3. Tercera Orden de Salud Pública modificada de CDPHE (Excepciones a los Requisitos de Cubrebocas) se aplicará solo a personas menores de dos (2) años de edad.

Además de los cambios en cubrebocas, todas las restricciones para reuniones grandes en interiores se han eliminado de la orden estatal y local.

“Creemos que es importante seguir requiriendo cubrebocas en entornos grupales para personas de 2 a 11 años que no pueden recibir la protección de la vacuna y son susceptibles al COVID-19”, dijo la directora de salud pública Amy Wineland. "Sabemos que los cubrebocas son una de las formas más sencillas y eficaces de protegernos del virus".

Para ver la orden de salud pública local, incluido el cuadro de marcación y las métricas locales, visite:https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1326/Public-Health-Orders

Para ver las cifras de casos de COVID del condado de Summit y las cifras de vacunación, visite:https: //www.summitcountyco.gov/1366/Milestones


Mask Wearing UpdatedSpanish 6.3.21

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