Public Health Orders & Guidance
For information regarding past and current mask requirements, public health orders, and executive orders
NEW COUNTY MASK ORDER
NEW Clear Creek County Mask Order: Effective Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at 12:00 AM
On December 3rd, 2021 the Clear Creek County Board of Health passed a public health order requiring face coverings to be worn by all those 3 years of age or older in all public indoor spaces effective Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at 12:00 AM. The new BOH Resolution 21-06 shall be suspended when Clear Creek County has experienced at least 21 consecutive days in Moderate or Low Transmission or when the Colorado Crisis of Standards of Care Plan has been deactivated.
Additionally, the counties of Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe, Boulder, Larimer and others are similarly requiring face coverings to be worn in all public indoor spaces. The State of Colorado continues to require that face coverings be worn in certain settings statewide as set forth and described in the Governor's Executive Order D 2021 103. Furthermore, the federal mandate requiring face coverings to be worn in federal buildings and on federal lands is still in effect.
It is critical that we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community healthy.
For questions regarding this Order, please contact CCCPEH at 303-670-7528.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
According to BOH Resolution 21-06:
- All individuals 3 years of age or older are required to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces throughout Clear Creek County.
- Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.
- Face coverings are not required outdoors.
- Face coverings continue to be required in schools and childcare settings.
- Failure to comply with this order is subject to penalties contained in C.R.S. §25-1-516, including a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) and imprisonment in the county jail for up to eighteen (18) months.
- The counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson, Boulder, Larimer and others are operating under similar mask requirements.
- Everyone must still wear face coverings on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
For more Statewide information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit CDPHE's website.
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS & CHILD CARE SETTINGS
At a Special Meeting held on September 2, 2021, the Clear Creek County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Board of Health (BOH), passed BOH Resolution 21-05 requiring individuals 3 years of age and older to wear masks in schools and child care settings, regular testing of unvaccinated faculty and staff, and regular testing of all those who participate in certain extracurricular activities.
PAST PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS & RESOLUTIONS
At a Special Meeting held on May 20, 2021, the Clear Creek County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Board of Health (BOH), voted 2 to 1 to approve BOH Resolution 21-04 which rescinded all aspects of the BOH Standing Public Health Order 21-03 relating to face coverings but maintained all aspects of the Order applicable to contact tracing. Resolution 21-04 went into effect at 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021, and was effective until a new mask mandate was passed at a Special Meeting of the Board of Health on December 3rd, 2021.
View Resolution 21-04 HERE Version OptionsPublic Health Orders & GuidanceHeadline.
On April 27th, 2021, the Clear Creek County Board of Health passed Resolution 21-02 establishing local COVID-19 requirements for the coming months. As a result of State Public Health Order 20-38 allowing counties to establish local COVID-19 restrictions, Resolution 21-02 declared that all areas of Clear Creek County, including all municipalities, would implement a series of phased restrictions as we moved toward reopening. For a summary of the phases see below:
Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Reopening - April 16, 2021, through May 15, 2021
- All businesses and activities within Clear Creek County must continue to follow Level Blue Mitigation Requirements set forth by the Governor's Tenth Amended Public Health Order 20-36
Phase 2: Observation Period - May 16, 2021, through August 15, 2021
- Level Clear - New Normal - begins
- All businesses and activities within Clear Creek County may operate at 100% capacity with no Mitigation Requirements
- Should case rates and percent positivity increase to certain levels defined in Resolution 21-02, the BOH and the public health director will meet to discuss the implementation of a "snapback" to stricter regulations until case metrics have once again resolved
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 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 several resolutions since, described above.
In addition, Governor Polis has issued a statewide mask requirement as set forth by Executive Order D 2021 103, amending and extending previous Executive Orders Ordering Individuals in Colorado to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings in Certain Settings.
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.