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COVID-19 HHRC Update: Grand County Public Health Amends Public Health Order, What Can You Do To Help?, and Statewide Mask Mandate Explained

July 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Information shared from Grand Country Public Health

COVID-19 Update

Grand County Public Health Amends Public Health Order

On July 22, 2020, Grand County Public Health (GCPH) is issuing an Amendment to the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practice and Activity Specific Protective Measures

In this amendment, the following are addressed:  

  • Event sizes shall be decreased to the lower of 50% capacity or a maximum of 50 persons at Indoor Events and 125 persons at Outdoor Events with rigorous prevention measures in place. These maximum numbers represent the maximum allowable per venue unless Grand County Public Health approves a plan for multiple control areas within a venue. Grand County Recreation Playbook
  • Following Colorado Executive order D 2020 138 (as amended July 16th), several references to mask and cloth face coverings have been amended in Grand County PH Playbooks to update mask usage to match the state requirements. Grand County Suppression Plan and Playbooks

These amendments are being made in light of the “High Disease Activity” in Grand County. Grand County Commissioners and the Grand County Public Health Director received a letter from the State requesting a mitigation plan with the intent of reducing the transmission of COVID-19. The measures outlined above are being instituted as part of that plan. This Amendment Authorization Order will become effective immediately and will remain in effect until the expiration of the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order. 

To report violations of this Order or others, please visit or call 970-364-3811.

What Can You Do To Help?

We all have a role to play in limiting the spread of this virus. Containing the spread of COVID-19 will require committed action from the entire community. Follow the five commitments below, and together we will #StayHealthy and #StayOpen: 

  • I will maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone not in my household.
  • I will wash my hands often.
  • I will cover my face in public.
  • I will stay home when I am sick.
  • I will seek testing immediately and self-report if I experience symptoms. 

Thank others (including strangers) you see in public who are wearing face coverings. Shop at and promote local businesses that are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously. In addition, please avoid the 3 C’s: closed spaces, with poor ventilation; crowded places, with many people nearby; and close-contact settings, such as close range-conversations.