Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19)

Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 079 on May 25, 2020, authorizing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety to issue guidelines governing restaurants and summer camps.  For more information, see the list of Colorado Executive and Public Health Orders regarding the State’s COVID-19 response.

Restaurants and Dining Rooms

  • Effective May 27, 2020, restaurants may open to in-person dining at 50%of the indoor posted occupancy code limit, not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less.  See the State Restaurant Guidelines for more information.

Day and Youth Sports Camps

Effective June 1:

  • Residential overnight camps are prohibited in June. Decisions for July and August overnight camps will be made in mid-June.
  • Children’s residential camps that choose to operate as day camps must work with the Colorado Department of Human Services and their local public health agency (LPHA) for approval.
  • Day camps, including mobile and outdoor camps, must operate with restrictions and strong precautionary measures, as specified in the guidance below.
  • See the State Summer Camp Guidelines for more information.

Also see State FAQs regarding Restaurants and Summer Camps Reopening.

Delta County’s request for a variance from the State’s Safer at Home Phase was approved on May 22, 2020.  The partial opening opportunities offered by this local variance are voluntary--any business that choose to reopen must do so under the guidelines for each category.  Below is a small portion of the guidance for each category:

Fitness Facilities

  • Facility access restricted to staffed hours only and occupancy will be limited to maintain 6 ft. social distancing with no more than 30% of occupancy capacity per exercise room as dictated by fire code. 
  • Social Distancing guidelines must be implemented. 
  • Showers, locker rooms, and lockers will remain closed until further notice. 
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas will remain closed. 
  • Basketball courts, racquetball courts, will remain closed, as well as any other places where formal or informal group team sports occur. 
  • Cardio machines usage restricted and based on social distancing guidelines. 
  • Youth and adult leagues / sports should remain closed. 
  • Customer screening for illness upon entry into facility. 
  • See the County fitness facilities guidance document for complete information.

Places of Worship

  • Places of worship may have up to 30% of occupancy rate as dictated by the fire code but no greater than 50 participants. 
  • A minimum of 6 ft. in distance must be maintained at all times seated or standing. 
  • Participants should be questioned as to COVID-19 symptoms; if symptomatic they must refrain from attending, and self-isolate for 7- 10 days. 
  • See the County places of worship guidance document for complete information.

Also see the full Delta County Public Health Order 2020-01 for additional information.

Please note:  Any of the following guidelines can be overridden by Colorado Executive Orders.  

Safer at Home Phase of COVID-19 in Delta County

Purpose:  The purpose of Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Order is to slowly step down Stay at Home Orders and begin opening up the economy, while at the same time preventing a spike in COVID-19 cases that could overwhelm our medical systems. See Governor Polis’ Safer at Home News Release and related links for more information.  Also available are the State’s Safer at Home FAQs.

General Measures for Safer at Home Phase

  • Everyone is should stay home as much as possible, except for necessary activities, jobs, and government functions.
  • Face coverings should be worn in public settings and when outdoor areas are busy.
  • No gatherings over 10 people, and 6 feet of social distance should be maintained.
  • Sick people may not go to work.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel and vacations into or out of the county for essential activities.

Guidance for Susceptible Populations and Aging Adults during Safer at Home Phase

  • Stay home except when absolutely necessary.
  • Use special industry hours for susceptible populations (grocery shopping).
  • Extreme precautions at facilities that serve aging adults, including assisted living.

Susceptible individuals include those who:

  • Those who are over age 65.
  • Those who have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
  • Those who have serious heart conditions.
  • Those who are immunocompromised.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Those who are determined to be at high risk by a licensed healthcare provider.

What This Means for Families and Friends

  • People should still limit their interactions with others except with their immediate household members.
  • If you do see limited family or friends outside of your household, be extra cautious to stay 6 ft apart, wear face coverings, and limit contact.
  • Stick to solo and non-contact recreation activities like running, walking, or hiking in your local community. Do not travel outside of your local community for recreation. Avoid contact sports or equipment.

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