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GCPH Amends Public Health Order
GRAND COUNTY, CO – On September 17, 2020, Grand County Public Health (GCPH) is issuing an Amendment Order to the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practice and Activity Specific Protective Measures (June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order). The amendments being made address updates needed to reflect recent guidance put forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and ensure continued implementation of COVID-19 Activity Specific Protective Measures throughout Grand County as well as within Public and Private Schools in Grand County. The amendments include the following:
- Extending the Grand County Public Health Director's June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order, including this amendment and any previous amendments, until November 30, 2020.
- Integrating the August 20, 2020 Public Health Order Related To Covid-19 Protective Measures In Public And Private Schools In Grand County (August 20, 2020 Public Health Order) into the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order; Continuing the implementation of P-12 School Specific Protective Measures to allow safe operation of primary and secondary education schools in Grand County while maintaining Best Practice Protective Measures, including safe and sustainable levels of social distancing.
- School Guidance as set forth in the August 20, 2020 Public Health Order will be added to the Grand County COVID-19 Suppression Plan and Playbooks. The School Guidance will now be considered Grand County’s P-12 Schools Playbook and implemented as an Activity Specific Protective Measure.
- A row in the Quick Reference Chart will be added for Grand County’s P-12 Schools Playbook.
- Language of Overarching Best Practice Protective Measures throughout Grand County’s Suppression Plan and Playbooks will be updated to reflect what was set forth in the August 20, 2020 Public Health Order.
- Updating Activity Specific Protective Measures to reflect guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
- Language in the Lodging Playbook will be updated to reflect that the 24-hr rest period is not a requirement, but a recommendation similar to that in CDPHE’s Lodging Guidance.
- Activity Specific Protective Measures for Theaters (Movie & Performance) will be moved to the Activity Specific Protective Measures for Indoor and Outdoor Events within the Recreation Playbook. This is being done so that it more closely aligns with activity types and to reflect guidance from CDPHE.
- “Last Call” requirements pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 170 will be added to the Restaurant Playbook to reflect that all on-premises licensees licensed under Articles 3, 4, and 5 of Title 44 of the Colorado Revised Statutes must cease alcohol beverage sales to end consumers for on-premises consumption between 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. MDT each day. Licensees that are licensed for on-premises consumption of alcohol beverages must make meals, prepared by a retail food licensee, available at all times that alcohol beverages are served for on-premises consumption.
- Guidance allowing certain games at restaurants pursuant to 20-28 Safer at Home Tenth Amendment will be added to the Restaurant Playbook putting forth Activity Specific Protective Measures relating to group sizes, social distancing, shared equipment, and cleaning. This guidance will also be mirrored in Protective Measures for Indoor and Outdoor events in the Recreation Playbook.
- Continuing the requirement to submit a Compliance Verification Form through Grand County Public Health for each activity subject to Activity Specific Protection Measures and display approved acceptance documentation prior to opening and receiving customers, or commencing an event or other activity.
- “Best Practices for Grand County Events/Gatherings during COVID-19” will be added to the Activity Specific Protective Measures for Indoor and Outdoor Events in the Recreation Playbook.
Regardless of Colorado’s dial framework which standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level and the level CDPHE has placed Grand County in, GCPH will not be changing event capacities at this time. Event Capacities will remain at 50% capacity or a maximum of 50 people for indoor events and 50% capacity or a maximum of 125 people for outdoor events. This Amendment Order will become effective immediately, and will extend the June 26, 2020 Standing Public Health Order, including this amendment and any previous amendments, until November 30, 2020.