COVID-19 Updates & Regulations
City of Steamboat Springs
- March 19: The City of Steamboat Springs will extend payment for February sales tax returns by 30 days.
Routt County created an Impact Monitor to keep the community updated on all COVID-19 confirmed, active and recovered cases, testing and more. Continue to check their site for updates daily.
- May 26: Routt County Commissioners will allow short-term lodging prohibition to expire on May 31. Full details here.
- May 22: Routt County amends Public Health Order on business mitigation requirements. Full details here.
- May 18: Routt County reports one new COVID-19 positive case.
- May 15: Routt County Commissioners amend Lodging Public Health order to allow camping at state campgrounds.
- May 15: Routt County Commissioners move towards helping restaurants get a variance from the state. Full details here.
- May 8: Routt County Commissioners release Draft Phased Roadmap to Recovery for Routt County.
- May 5: Routt County will do free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday and Saturday in May. Full details here.
- April 27: Routt County Commissioners amend public health Order on Business Site Mitigation Plans to align with Governor’s New Safer at Home Order.
- April 22: Routt County Commissioners extend lodging restrictions to May 31.
- April 10: Routt Couty procures more COVID-19 tests to ramp up the county’s ability to do testing. RCPHD will be conducting community testing by screening appointments at Howelsen Hill on Wednesday, April 15 and Saturday, April 18. Full details here.
- April 10: Routt County Commissioners issued Public Health Order 2020-03. This Order is effective within the entirety of Routt County and applies to any individual, business or organization. Read a brief summary below or read the full summary prepared by the Steamboat Springs Chamber.
- Critical Businesses:
- Critical Government Functions, Critical Businesses and all businesses maintaining minimum basic operations where there is more than one person present at any time (whether employees or members of the public) must prepare a “Mitigation Protocol” by 8:00 a.m. on April 14, 2020, for each facility or operational location in Routt County.
- Every Employee must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting for work. Including taking their temperature. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, dry cough and trouble breathing.
- All employees must cover their nose and mouth with a face-covering.
- Signage must be posted at your entrance outlining your social distancing requirements.
- General Public:
- All customers must cover their nose and mouth with a face-covering.
- Where lines may form at a facility individuals should maintain adequate social distancing of 6 feet.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should not enter a business.
- Older adults (60+) and people with underlying medical conditions who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 are encouraged not to visit businesses.
- Critical Businesses:
- April 8: USDA announces temporary developed recreation site closures and fire restrictions; Some recreation opportunities remain available across the Rocky Mountain region.
- April 7: Routt County Law Enforcement collectively send a letter to the community addressing how we can work together to keep our community safe during this COVID-19 outbreak.
- April 3: Routt County Board of County Commissioners recommends Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the general population.
- April 3: Routt County receives the third shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.
- April 1: Routt County posts an Update on Statewide COVID-19 Testing Strategy.
- March 30: Routt County Department of Public Health asks for participation in New Symptom Survey to track community spread. Results of the survey will be posted here.
- March 26: The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest has begun the orderly closure of developed recreation sites including Dry Lake, Dumont/Muddy Pass, Fish Creek Falls, Quarry, and Seedhouse areas. Temporary closure of these sites will discourage dispersed recreation use by reducing congregation at trailheads, facilities, and parking lots.
- March 25: Three additional positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Routt County.
- March 24: Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Routt County bringing the total to 7.
- March 24: Routt County Commissioners Issue Executive Orders to Reduce COVID-19 Community Spread. The first Order prohibits new visitors in hotels, motels and short-term rentals and the second Order limits gatherings to no larger than five people at a time.
- March 23: Fifth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Routt County.
- March 22: Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Routt County.
- March 20: Local resident tests positive for COVID-19 confirming community spread.
- March 17: Routt County Public Health confirms International Travelers Test Positive for COVID-19. Community spread is likely.
- March 13: Routt County Declares Local Emergency
Click here for more information from Routt County regarding COVID-19. We encourage the public to follow Routt County Emergency Management on Facebook and subscribe to press releases and County news here.
State of Colorado
- April 6: Colorado Gov. Polis rescinded Executive Order D 2020 013 requiring all Colorado employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50% because it is superseded by the stay at home Executive Order.
- 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
- April 5: Colorado Gov. Polis issued a one-month extension for filing and remitting state and state-administered local sales tax. Read here.
- March 27: The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), takes action to protect Colorado insurance consumers and reduce insurance delays for restaurants and workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. DOI’s emergency regulation 20-E-03 removes restrictions on two different types of auto insurance for the duration of Public Health Order 20-22.
- 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.
- Stay at Home Order FAQ's
- March 22: CDHPE and Governor's office issues new guidance for retail food establishments for pickup/takeout, alcohol sales, and sale of bulk items.
- 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 20: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issues order limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections and expediting unemployment insurance claim processing to provide relief to Coloradans affected by COVID-19.
- March 19: Connect for Health Colorado announces uninsured Coloradans qualify to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that starts April 1 in response to COVID-19. Enrollment period: March 20 - April 3.
- March 19: Colorado Gov. Polis secures Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses.
- March 18: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis orders all public and private schools close through April 17.
- March 16: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment notice of public health order closing bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums, and casinos statewide.
- 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.
- March 27: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. The President then signed the bill into law.
- March 18: IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15.
- March 15: CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings.