On April 16th, the state of Colorado discontinued the Covid 19 dial that dictates what can be open, capacity limits and other Covid restrictions. Instead, they are giving that responsibility to the individual county. Each county has the responsibility to determine what is right for their county, their business, and their people. As a result, Summit County loosens Covid restrictions.
Statewide mask mandate
The mask mandate is still statewide through at least May 3rd. We will see what the governor does after that. However, the mandate has loosened substantially. The statewide order governs only public facing government facilities, service providers, schools, daycare facilities, kids’ camps, and health care facilities. Any additional mask laws are set by the counties. Summit County still has a mask mandate. Indoors masks are required when in public places unless seated at a restaurant. Outdoor restrictions are looser but masks are still required if you are within six feet of someone from another household for more than 15 minutes. Passing someone on a hiking trail doesn’t require a mask.
Summit County restrictions as of April 16, 2021
- Restaurant, gyms & personal services capacity at 50%
- 100% capacity for 5 Star businesses
- 75% capacity on public transportation
Covid restrictions changing quickly
Restrictions are constantly changing and, depending which county you are in, can be completely different than you experienced previously. Your best bet is to check with the establishment you are visiting. Have a mask with you and wear it if you are more comfortable with it or if you are required to wear it. If everything goes well, it won’t be long before Summit County loosens Covid restrictions again. Perhaps Summit County will even catch up to other Colorado counties that currently have no Covid restrictions.