Public Health Orders & Guidance
For information regarding past and current mask mandates, public health orders, and executive orders
During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone needs to do their part for themselves, their loved ones, and our community. We have a responsibility to keep ourselves and each other healthy. In addition to adhering to the Executive and Public Health Orders below, please exercise great caution by wearing a mask when you are in public places and when you around people from different households, avoiding social gatherings, and staying home if you are sick.
Local Public Health Orders and Resolutions
On April 14th, 2021, the Clear Creek County Board of Health passed Resolution 2021-01 requiring face coverings to be worn in all public indoor spaces and outdoors when within 6 feet distancing cannot be maintained in Clear Creek County for the protection of Clear Creek County residents. This decision was made in support of our community-wide effort to stay healthy so we can stay open as the variants of the COVID-19 virus continue to spread.
As a result of State Public Health Order 20-38 allowing counties to establish local COVID-19 restrictions, Resolution 2021-01 also declares that all areas of Clear Creek County, including all municipalities, will continue to operate under Level Blue: CAUTION restrictions set forth by the Governor's Tenth Amended Public Health Order 20-36. For more information on Level Blue restrictions, see below.
Per Resolution 2021-01, Clear Creek County businesses shall post signage prepared by Clear Creek County Public & Environmental Health on all business entrances. We have prepared two versions of the Mask Order signage, which can be downloaded for free below.
Resolution 2021-01 will remain in effect through May 31st, 2021, at which point the Board of Health may choose to extend or amend the resolution.
State of Colorado Public Health and Executive Orders
In March 2020, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Governor Polis enacted the "Stay at Home" Executive Order. In April, the Executive Order “Safer at Home” was enacted, allowing for phased re-opening; followed in June by the "Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors" Executive Order. In September, the Governor issued the "Safer at Home Dial" Public Health Order. Most recently, in November, the Governor enacted the "COVID-19 Dial" Public Health Order, amending previous versions of the COVID-19 Dial Framework, and which has since also been amended. In March 2021, the the Governor, in conjunction with CDPHE, released the new COVID-19 Dial 3.0, amending previous public health orders.
On April 15th, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of CDPHE, passed Public Health Order 20-38 establishing limited statewide COVID-19 restrictions. This PHO allows Local Public Health Agencies to implement regulations at the local level. As a result, the Clear Creek County Board of Health has passed Resolution 2021-01, described above.
In addition, Governor Polis has issued a statewide mask requirement as set forth by Executive Order D 2021 079, amending and extending previous Executive Orders Ordering Individuals in Colorado to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings.
Local Emergency Disaster Declaration:
On March 17th, 2020, Clear Creek County issued a Local Disaster Emergency Declaration, County Resolution 20-26, for the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18th, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners issued Resolution 21-27, extending the local declaration through June 9, 2021. Declaring a Local Disaster Emergency activates response and recovery aspects of emergency and disaster plans, and qualifies the county for potential state and federal financial and other assistance.