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COVID-19 Updates & Regulations

Routt County 

Face coverings are required in public places in Routt County.

Follow the 5 Commitments of Containment to keep Routt County safe and healthy.

5 commitments of containment

Routt County has a website dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to check their site for updates daily.

Routt County is currently under the Safer at Home Level Orange: High Risk. If cases continue to rise at the current rate, there is a chance we will move into Stay at Home Level Red. View Restrictions Here

Recent Updates:

We encourage the public to follow Routt County Emergency Management on Facebook and subscribe to press releases and County news here.

State of Colorado & Federal Updates

The State of Colorado is under a Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors Public Health Order

  • December 21: The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Read a summary prepared by the U.S. Chamber here.
  • November 2: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a new public health order with streamlined guidance and clarification on the dial framework. The new public health order is similar to past orders but integrates Protect Our Neighbors, Safer at Home, and Stay at Home orders together, and it makes a series of technical updates requested by stakeholders.
  • September 2: Colorado Gov. Polis extends executive orders declaring a Disaster Emergency Due to the Presence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Colorado.
  • August 19: Colorado Gov. Polis issues statewide fire banClick here for a list of fire restrictions for each county.
  • July 16: Colorado Gov. Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 138, a mandatory statewide mask order. The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space and while using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.
  • July 14: Healthy Families and Workplaces Act - This bill extends the COVID-19-related sick leave protections, effective immediately, and creates a traditional paid sick leave requirement beginning January 1, 2021.
  • July 14: Whistleblower Protection Public Health Emergencies - This bill prohibits employers from discriminating, taking adverse action, or retaliating against any worker based on the worker, in good faith, raising reasonable concern about workplace violations of government health or safety rules, or about an otherwise significant workplace threat to health or safety, related to a public health emergency.
  • June 4: Colorado enters Level 3: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors
  • April 6: Colorado Gov. Polis amended and extended Executive Order D 2020 012 limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections, as well as expediting unemployment insurance claims processing.
  • April 6: Colorado Gov. Polis extended the suspension of other regulatory requirements, including clarifications to alcohol delivery and takeout, requirements related to taxicab carriers, in-person processes for background checks, and driver’s license and identification card renewal. 
  • April 5: Colorado Gov. Polis implemented a Crisis Standards of Care Plan
  • March 25: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issues Stay at Home Order for the entire state of Colorado in order to stop the spread of the virus. 
  • March 22: CDPHE amended statewide public health order on social or physical distancing to limits gatherings to 10 or fewer people.
  • March 22: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis orders Colorado employers to reduce in-person workforces by 50% due to the presence of COVID-19 in the state.
  • March 19: Colorado Gov. Polis secures Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses.
  • March 11: State requirements on new Emergency Paid Leave Rule
  • March 10: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency to protect public health and our vulnerable populations, and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Click here to see the full list of Executive Orders from the State of Colorado.