Business Guidance

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.

Delta County is working in partnership with each municipality, the Chambers of Commerce, volunteer business owners, and Region 10 to ensure Delta County businesses have access to resources to help them reopen and operate safely as COVID-19 continues to impact our County.

Industry Specific Reopening Guidance

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Delta County Business Recovery Center

The Delta County Business Recovery Center is focused on increasing communication between all agencies and organizations involved in economic and business development. This group is working to identify business needs and mobilize resources to address the needs of Delta County Businesses. Specifically, the Business Recovery Center is focused on providing access to timely information and business resources, county-wide marketing, and data gathering.

To contact the Business Resource Center, email businesssupport@deltacounty.com.

Delta County is Open For Business Marketing Campaigns

List of Open Delta County Businesses & Hours of Operation: Delta County Businesses that are open are invited to share their hours of operations and any special instructions for their customers!

COVID Facebook Page including Featured Business Videos

Press Releases (coming soon)

Buy Local Campaign (coming soon)