Less Restrictive Local Covid-19 Dial Released as State Covid Dial Expires
When the State of Colorado COVID-19 dial expired on Friday, April 16, 2021, public health orders and restrictions largely transitioned to local control. Summit Public Health has enacted a local COVID-19 dial and new public health orders with different metrics and milestones. The new local Summit County COVID-19 dial is less restrictive and is tied to the metrics of hospitalization, incidence rate, and vaccination rates, which public health believes are more suitable indicators for Summit County. The new methodology for dial measurement is expected to provide a consistent path forward to even fewer restrictions unless hospitalizations surge to 80% or more.
Currently, Summit County metrics place it in Level Yellow on the new local dial. See below for what that means to you.
Key Changes With the New Dial
Personal group gatherings- The restriction limiting group gatherings to 10 people max from no more than two households has been eliminated, including for restaurants and lodging. However, exercise caution. Don’t go to a gathering if you are sick and be conservative about how and with how many people you get together; especially if you have folks in the gathering who are unvaccinated. Summit Public Health suggests that you follow the guidance on gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control to keep you and your community healthy.
Collecting contact information- 5 Star businesses are no longer required to collect customer contact information. The Contact Tracing Team will continue to reach out to individuals directly when they have potentially have been exposed to the virus.
Physical distancing- Six (6) ft. distancing remains for indoor business activities in all business types, including restaurants, personal services, and personal fitness, but outdoor dining may now be allowed with only three (3) ft. of space between parties.
The State mask requirement has been extended through May 3, 2021, with an exception for counties in level green. Summit is currently in level Yellow.
Therefore, Summit County’s new dial still requires masks for indoor public spaces, including public transportation, and for outdoor public spaces when folks are within 6ft. for 15+ minutes. Quickly passing someone on a sidewalk will not require a face covering.
5 Star Certification Program
The Summit County 5 Star Certification Program allows certified businesses that demonstrate exceptional COVID-19 mitigation measures to operate at one level less restrictive than where the County currently resides.
Current Operation Procedures for 5 Star Businesses:
- Five Star Restaurants: 100% capacity, alcohol off the table by 11pm, and with 6 ft. of distancing between parties indoors and 3 ft. of distance for outdoor seating
Five Star gyms/fitness: 100% capacity & 6 ft. of distance maintained between parties.
Five Star personal services: 50% capacity or 50 , whichever is fewer & 6 ft. of distance maintained between parties.
Five Star Indoor Events: may be conducted at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 225 people, whichever is less, per room, excluding staff. If the event is seated, the event may be conducted at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 175 people, whichever is less, per room, excluding staff; must maintain 6 ft. spacing between groups.
|Apres Handcrafted Libations|
|Aurum Food & Wine|
|Bangkok Happy Bowl|
|Beaver Run Conference Center|
|Blue Fish Sushi|
|Blue River Bistro|
|Blue Stag Saloon|
|Breckenridge Ale House|
|Breckenridge Brewery & Pub|
|Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate|
|Breckenridge Pour House|
|Breckenridge Tap House|
|Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon|
|Burke and Riley's Irish Pub|
|Cabin Juice & Elevated Eatery & Bar|
|Canteen Tap House & Tavern|
|Continental Divide Winery|
|Copper Top Café @ Beaver Run|
|Downstairs at Eric's|
|Elev8 Lounge at Grand Colorado on Peak 8|
|Giampietros Pizzeria & Pasta|
|Gold Pan Saloon & Carboy Winery|
|Grand Colorado at Peak 8 Lobby Bar|
|I Scream Gelato|
|Little Bar & Grilled|
|Luigi's Sports Bar|
|MiCasa Mexican Restaurant|
|Mountain Flying Fish|
|Ollie’s Pub and Grub|
|Pho On Main|
|Ridge Street Kitchen|
|Salt Creek Steakhouse & Napper Tandy's|
|Sancho Tacos & Tequila|
|Sauce on the Maggie|
|South Ridge Seafood|
|Spencer's Restaurant @ Beaver Run|
|Stinky Boot Saloon|
|Swiss Haven Breck|
|Ullr Café at Grand Colorado on Peak 8|
|Wasabi Japanese Restaurant|
|Windy City Pizza|
5 th Ave Grille
Bread + Salt
Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe
Carlos Mexican Bar & Grill
Prosit Fine Beers and Sausages
Log Cabin Cafe
Ollie’s Pub & Grub Frisco
Outer Range Brewing Co.
Rising Sun Distillery
Silverheels Bar and Grill
The Uptown on Main
Other Fun Happenings
Dillon Ice Castles
Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction located in the heart of Dillon, Colorado. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more. Due to current and future public health orders regarding social distancing and crowd restrictions, we reservations are required.
Sledding at Breckenridge's Carter Park
Welcome to the old-fashioned fun of human-powered FREE sledding at Carter Park! For questions, please call the Breckenridge Recreation Center at 970-453-1734, Monday-Friday 5:30am-7:00pm. Participants are required by Breckenridge Town Ordinance to follow posted rules, including wearing masks/face coverings —Town of Breckenridge COVID-19 information.
Frisco Tubing Hill
The Frisco Adventure park has various lanes of tubing, each one has a different experience – some are mellower, while others are steeper with more rolling terrain. The hill is accessed by a surface lift, making it the ideal activity for the whole family. Reservations are required.