Public Health Order and Variance FAQ’s: May 29, 2020

Links to the May 28 Garfield County Standing Public Health Order, variance, and online Social Distancing Plan can be found here.

Can I hold a group gathering?

With strict social distancing measures in place, public and private gatherings both indoor and outdoor are limited to 25 people or less. All gatherings and events must submit a Social Distancing Plan.

The Garfield County variance only applies to: restaurants, houses of worship, and fitness facilities (gyms) who may operate at 50% posted occupancy, with social distancing, and a maximum of 175 people.

The variance also allows for an organization or municipality to open outdoor recreation facilities (parks, playgrounds, shelters, courts) under strict social distancing measures, for 50 people or less.

Are pools and splashpads allowed?

Under social distancing requirements outlined in the fitness facility variance, indoor pools may open for individual fitness purposes.

Outdoor pools and splashpads are still under consideration and are not open at this time.

Are league, team, or pick-up sports allowed?

Not yet. Indoor or outdoor team leagues (soccer, swim team, soft ball, etc.) are still not open yet. They do not fall under the County variance and are not allowed under the State order.

Are group fitness classes allowed?

Indoor group fitness classes are not yet allowed. Under social distancing requirements outlined in the fitness facility variance, gyms, fitness facilities and personal training sessions may open.

Outdoor group fitness classes are allowed for up to 25 people, under social distancing requirements outlined in the fitness facility and recreation variances.

Are breweries/bars open?

Not yet. They do not fall under the County variance and are not allowed under the State order.

Are summer camps open?

Day camps may reopen with strict precautions. Sleepaway camps will still be prohibited through June. Day camp businesses must submit an online Social Distancing Plan.

Are there travel restrictions?

Travel responsibly throughout the state. Honor local restrictions by checking the rules before you go.

Are movie theaters open?

Indoor movie, performance theaters, opera houses, concert halls, music halls and museums are still closed. They do not fall under the County variance and are not allowed under the State order. Drive-in movies are permitted.

Are playgrounds and tennis courts open?

Yes, if allowed by the organization or municipality they are located in and meet strict social distancing requirements outlined in the recreation County variance.

Are small attractions and event halls open?

With social distancing measures in place, up to 25 people may be accommodated. Businesses must submit an online Social Distancing Plan.

How long will this phase last?

Garfield County is working on submitting another variance for State approval that would expand or open up more activities that are currently restricted or closed.

The State is providing frequent updates that we will share with the community as soon as we receive them.

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