Business Specific Guidance

Any business, public or private gathering, restaurants, lodging (including short-term rentals), places of worship, or organized recreation that intends to open or take place while the Governor’s and CDPHE’s COVID-19 “Safer at Home” and other state and local public health orders remain in place must also comply with Grand County’s COVID-19 Suppression Plan.

Compliance includes:


  • Businesses, employers and sole proprietors shall comply with business requirements, best practices, and guidelines established by GCPH and the CDPHE, as well as any applicable restaurant, lodging, places of worship, fitness or recreation specific protective measures contained in the May 29, 2020 GCPH Public Health Order.
  • Any business, employers, sole proprietors, public or private gathering, restaurants, lodging (including short-term rentals), places of worship, or organized recreation shall submit a COVID-19 Compliance Verification Form | Español and display approved acceptance documentation prior to opening and receiving customers.


Guidance by Sector

The Quick Reference Reopening Task List applies to all business types. While it is an easy reference, the actual public health order is still the best method of receiving information.

Quick Reference Reopening Task List | Español  (Updated 5/13/20)

Download full guidance   (Updated 5/13/20) 

Available languages (Updated 05/13/20): Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Soomaali | العربية | नेपाली

*Specific protective measures contained in the May 29, 2020 GCPH Public Health Order


Best Practices for All Businesses

Overview


Worksites

  • Deputize workplace coordinator(s) charged with addressing COVID-19 issues.
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing when possible, and discourage shared spaces.
  • Frequently sanitize all high-touch areas. (Additional Guidance)
  • Post signage for employees and customers on good hygiene.
  • Ensure proper ventilation. (OSHA guidance)
  • Avoid gatherings (meetings, waiting rooms, etc) of more than 10 people.
  • Implement symptom monitoring protocols (including workplace temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions) where possible. (Additional Guidance)
  • Eliminate or regularly sanitize any items in common spaces (i.e., break rooms) that are shared between individuals (i.e., condiments, coffee makers, vending machines). (Additional Guidance)
  • Provide appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings and encourage appropriate use. (Additional Guidance)
  • How to conduct an employee health screening.


 Employees

  • Require employees showing any symptoms or signs of sickness, or who has been in contact with known positive cases to stay home.
  • Connect employees to company or state benefits providers.
  • Provide flexible or remote scheduling for employees who need to continue to observe Stay-at-Home, who may have child or elder care obligations, or who live with a person who still needs to observe Stay-at-Home due to underlying condition, age, or other factors.
  • Encourage and enable remote work whenever possible.
  • Minimize all in-person meetings.
  • Provide hand washing facilities/stations and hand sanitizer.
  • Encourage breaks to wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Phase shifts and breaks to reduce employee density.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings and encourage appropriate use. (Additional Guidance)
  • (Guidance to keep employees & customers safe)


 To Protect Customers

  • Create special hours for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 
  • Encourage and facilitate 6-foot distancing inside of the business for all patrons.
  • Encourage the use of protection like gloves, masks, and face coverings.
  • Provide hand sanitizer at the entrance.
  • Install shields or barriers where possible between customers and employees.
  • Use contactless payment solutions, no-touch trash cans, etc. whenever possible.
  • (Additional guidance to keep employees and customers safe)