It seems the changes to what is allowed or not is constant. Coronavirus is keeping us on our toes and adaptable. The rules are either going to change, just changed or have been clarified giving us more direction. It is difficult to keep up, especially for those that don't live in Colorado and are looking to come either for a visit or to stay in their second homes.
Safer At Home
As of April 27th, Colorado is under the Safer at Home order. Summit County has a Road to Recovery plan that follows many of the same time frames. This order is in effect until May 31st. Most businesses in Summit County have been allowed to open up again. Restaurants, bars and places where gatherings of more than 10 people happen, like concert halls, are still closed. Outdoor venues, like playgrounds, rafting companies and marinas are closed too. There are restrictions in place, of course. Everyone must wear masks in indoor, public, areas. That includes the employees and the customers. Physical distancing is required and there is maximum occupancy for each space, generally limited to 1 person per 100 square feet.
In the Near Future
Both the Frisco and Dillon marinas were reclassified and given the go ahead to open for Memorial Day weekend. Rentals of watercraft will be available, as long as supplies last. Arapahoe got the green light to open on May 27th. There are strict restrictions with this opening so read our blog post for more details. Restaurants just got the ok to open Wednesday May 27th. Bars that do not serve food are still on hold until sometime in June. Airport shuttles and Uber type rides are available again on May 27th. Hotels, motels & campgrounds can open on June 1st. We are hearing short term rentals should be able to open June 1st. We are waiting for additional information with details but it is looking promising.
Real Estate businesses have been operational practically throughout the entire pandemic so far. Strict limitations to the services we can offer have been dialed back with the April 27th order. We are once again able to perform all those activities necessary for our job. That means we can perform our marketing activities to get a home ready to put on the market. We can do virtual showings and in person showings with safety protocols in place. Open houses, however, are not allowed. Any contact with others or the property of others, a.k.a homes, require masks, gloves, hand sanitizing and physical distancing for everyone and even property disinfecting.
Of course, we want to continue to provide services to interested buyers and sellers during the pandemic. However, we are not willing to put anyone at risk and are committed to honoring all safety recommendations. We are confident we can do that with the current orders in place. Please contact us if you have further questions or concerns. As always, your needs are our priority.
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