COVID-19 Updates 4/27/2020

It seems like a lifetime ago that the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eagle Valley. When in actuality, it has been just over 50 days since the first case was reported on March 6. During that time, we have all undoubtedly added stress to our lives in one way or another.

With that said, it is times like these when we come to realize that friends, family and community are most important. Cordillera embodies all of those and we are very grateful. Please never hesitate to contact us at 970-926-1923 if we can assist in any way.

Today Eagle County’s new public health order went into effect. As the restrictions have been modified, we are taking a deliberate approach with safety and well-being as our guide. We will continue to prioritize customer service and thank you for your patience and understanding. In this communication you will find an update on the order, how it effects CMD and CPOA services and a number of resources.

On Thursday, April 16, Eagle County Public Health requested exemptions from some portions of the state’s COVID-19 executive and public health orders. On Thursday, April 23, Governor Polis granted the exemptions.

On Friday, April 24, 2020 Eagle County Public Health and Environment updated the county’s Public Health Order regarding COVID-19 to allow for an incremental loosening of restrictions beginning today, April 27, 2020.

Here is a summary of the new order:

  • “Allows gatherings of up to 10 people, as long as social distancing requirements are met.
  • Allows some outdoor recreational facilities to reopen. 
  • Restricts short-term lodging operations, except if necessary, for an essential service or business, for emergency purposes or for medical care. 
  • Allows more businesses to open in addition to previously allowed essential businesses, as long as the business can meet the requirements of the order. All businesses must create and visibly post a Social Distancing Protocol, explaining how the business is achieving all social distancing, sanitizing and cleaning, and other requirements.
  • Limits travel into or around Eagle County to local residents only. “Local residents” are defined as persons who own, maintain, or live in a home or residence in Eagle County.”

As we are all concerned about a resurgence of the virus, it is all of our responsibility to maintain distance from outside our immediate households.

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners is urging residents to take a personal pledge to follow the “Five Commitments of Containment:”

  • I will maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms

Eagle County officials and community leaders have created a Transition Trail Map to help guide residents and businesses. Eagle County is moving into the first, or Green Circle, phase.

In addition, Colorado is asking everyone to wear a non-medical cloth face covering while out in public. You can make or buy a covering that will cover your mouth and nose and use it whenever you are outside your house and yard.

Information and regular updates are being shared at www.ECEmergency.org. The county’s forum for COVID-19 discussions is at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Those with questions not answered through the two previous resources can email covidquestions@eaglecounty.us or call 970-328-9750.