Cordillera COVID-19 Precautions & Operational Adjustments


The Cordillera Metro District (CMD) and Cordillera Property Owners Association (CPOA) are committed to taking precautions, continuing essential services and making modifications as necessary to promote the health and well-being of our property owners, guests and employees. Through that lens, we are making decisions with care and in response to the latest information provided by our federal, state and local health officials in regard to the COVID-19 virus.

Yesterday evening, Eagle County Public Health issued a Public Health Order that imposes restrictions on social gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. The order is in effect until at least April 8.

“Event is a gathering that takes place indoors or outdoors for business, social, or recreational activities including, but not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, or sporting events; governmental public meetings or hearings; parades; concerts; festivals; assemblies; church services; weddings; conventions; fundraisers; and similar activities. It also includes groups of people gathered in small enclosed spaces such as buses...

The order does not apply to schools, restaurants, lift lines and the airport. It does apply to private events such as weddings and parties. 

The action is being taken after consultation with partners across the county, as well as in coordination with Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin and Summit counties, which are considering their own similar orders. 

Events of fewer than 50 people must still follow social distancing principles as listed in the order. For example, participants must be able to have a personal space of 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer…”

Given the public health order, additional organizational closures in the valley, and the desire to be cautious, CMD and CPOA are adjusting services to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day operations and will be canceling and/or adjusting public gatherings according to the standing order.

We ask that you conduct as much business with Cordillera as possible via phone 970-926-1923 or email info@cordillerametro.org.

Operational changes include the following effective Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. until April 8:

Essential services maintained:

· Public Safety gate access, patrols and response to calls (contact 970-926-2335)

· Community Operations road maintenance

· Post Office operations

· Administration, finance, human resources, IT, DRB and communications

· Facility maintenance

· The Equestrian Center open only to boarders

· CMD, CPOA, DRB and other board meetings will be facilitated via webinar

· The CPOA special meeting scheduled for March 19 is cancelled

· The next regularly scheduled CMD and CPOA board meetings are expected to take place as scheduled on April 17

Non-essential services temporarily suspended:

· No events or gatherings will be hosted

· The Athletic Center and Trailhead are closed; fitness classes and group activities (i.e. Stitchery) will not be held

· The Cordillera Vail Gondola Club will close; accommodations will be made for members to collect their belongings

· The Café is closed and will not host group functions (i.e. Bridge, Book Club, Mahjong, Vail 50)

· Skier Shuttle suspended for season

In addition, we have implemented precautionary procedures to protect and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by taking appropriate cleaning measures throughout our buildings and communicating with employees and property owners about illness prevention and everyday preventive actions to help us stop the spread of germs, including:

· Frequent hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (60% or more) hand sanitizer

· Maintain social distance of six feet

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

· Stay home if ill

· Cover cough or sneezes

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Please help take an active role in promoting our safety and well-being. Ultimately, success in fighting the spread of COVID-19 depends on individual responsibility. If you are sick, stay home and wash your hands frequently. Individuals at high risk, those that are 60+ or with underlying health issues or chronic medical conditions, should exercise additional caution. Also check in with your family, friends and neighbors to encourage continuation of precautions and provide support.

Please avoid overloading our local Emergency Departments by contacting the local healthcare facilities or your primary care physician if you suspect you may have COVID-19. It is important that you call first so that a healthcare provider can assess your condition, provide guidance and arrange for testing that limits exposure to others.

If you have questions about COVID-19, call the CO HELP Hotline at 877-462-2911. For local updates, visit www.ECEmergency.org.

If you need assistance, please call our administration office at 970-926-1923 and we will do our best to help.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate this situation and make decisions in the interest of keeping our community safe. We will update this information as circumstances change.