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Please note, any of the following guidelines can be overridden by the Colorado Governor or state orders and is subject to change

Counties are allowed to be more restrictive but not less restrictive in their own orders. We are assuming some of these decisions will be left up to local public health agencies but do not know the governor’s plans or how they conflict or coincide with ours.

All non-essential businesses reopening during the Safer-at-Home phase must complete Larimer County's Checklist for Reopening.

  • Many of the agencies licensed by DORA will have their own restrictions. Those need to be followed and override any guidance the Larimer County Health Department provides.
    • Personal services licensed by DORA: DORA wants to stress that if you are not currently operating as a critical service business, you should not open your doors on April 27th. Following the Governor’s directive, DORA will communicate via email a comprehensive summary of state-level information and guidance specific to your industry. Again, personal services should not take place until these directives are officially conveyed, can be fully implemented, and you can safely re-open, should you choose to do so.
Face Coverings and Symptom Checking - Required 
  • Local businesses are required to make sure that everyone in their facility is wearing a face covering, including customers, unless they have implemented additional social distancing measures. For providing or receiving personal services, please refer to the personal care services specific guidelines. Businesses must symptom check and temperature check employees at the beginning of each shift. 

Enforcement 
  • Businesses should post signage to let customers know that face coverings/masks are required, that 6 feet of distance from others must be maintained, and that nobody should enter if they are having symptoms of COVID-19.  Businesses may use signs developed by the Larimer County Health Department or create their own. 

Enforcement of the Safer at Home phase will be handled on a complaint basis. If a Larimer County Health Department inspector enters your facility, you will need to show:

  • That you have implemented the COVID-19 business/facility reopening checklist and that it is posted in the facility and are following the Mandatory Practices for your business type.

  • Employees and clients/customers wear face covers when in the business.

  • Employees understand the sick employee policy and that it is posted

  • That 6 feet of social distance is being maintained by employees and customers

  • Cleaning protocols have been shared with employees

If any of this is not being followed, your business can be closed by public health officials.

There will be separate guidance for restaurants, bars, schools, places of worship, child care, K-12, gatherings, special events, camps, recreational activities, theaters, libraries, gymnasiums, swimming pools. 

Estes Park accommodations have specific guidance found here.

Business Type Safer at Home Phase Mandatory Practices for Business Type
Essential businesses Open currently with strict precautions
  • Maintain Strict Precautions:
  • Businesses must symptom check and temperature check employees at the beginning of each shift. 
  • Must maintain 6 feet physical distancing at all times between employees and clients
    • This includes maintaining physical distancing if a line forms inside or outside a facility, such as a grocery store.
  • Must adopt work from home or telework policies for any operations that can be done remotely, and implement other strategies, such as staggered schedules or re-designing workplaces, to create more distance between workers unless doing so would make it impossible to carry out critical functions
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19
  • Employees and clients/customers must wear face covers at all times when in the business.
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
Real Estate and Field Services Home showings can begin April 27, no open houses Follow Mandatory Practices
  • Showings only; must clean and disinfect between showings
  • No open houses
Workspaces:
  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those will be made available. 
  • Businesses must symptom check and temperature check employees at the beginning of each shift. Refer symptomatic employees to the LCDHE testing and self-care information.
  • Must maintain 6 feet physical distancing at all times between employees and clients.  
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking, 6 feet physical distancing and 10 people or less in the business/facility. 
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19
  • Must maintain a detailed log of customer interactions to enable contract tracing if necessary to include, name, date, and location of contact as well as the contact's phone number and/or email address

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Employees and clients/customers must wear face covers when in the business.
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
  • Contact-less services (curbside pick-up, no contact payment, appointments are strongly encouraged)
  • Businesses are only open for limited people (no more than 10 people, including employees and clients/customers at a time.
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper

Retail & Non-Critical Business Services

 

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Apothecaries
  • Thrift shops
  • Flower shops
  • Garden supplies such as nurseries, greenhouses, and community gardens
  • Head shop/smoke shops
  • Fishing tackle retailers
  • Sporting goods
  • Boutiques
  • CBD stores
  • Craft stores
  • Pawn Shops and antiques/flea markets
  • Hot tub companies (products that can be delivered or picked up curbside, i.e. cleaning supplies)
  • In-home cleaning services
  • Residential front offices/property management services
  • Vending machines support

Open on May 1 (subject to change) if implementing mandatory practices 
 

Workspaces:
  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those will be made available.
  • Elevate and increase the frequency of cleaning practices, including cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces
  • Restrict return policy to only items that can be properly sanitized prior to re-selling
  • Use decals or demarcation for waiting areas in lines that meet physical distancing criteria
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking and 6 feet physical distancing.
  • Create designated store hours for susceptible individuals and post signage encouraging these individuals to shop during these hours
  • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes at entrances and other high-traffic locations to the greatest extent possible

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Must maintain 6 feet physical distancing at all times between employees and clients.
  • Employees and clients/customers must wear face coverings when in the business. 
  • Provide appropriate personal protective equipment such as face coverings and gloves to employees whenever possible
  • Contact-less services (curbside pick-up, no contact payment is strongly encouraged)
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper

Employers:

  • Require employees to stay home when showing any symptoms or signs of sickness
  • Provide work accommodations for susceptible individuals who should continue to observe Stay at Home recommendations. These individuals shall not be compelled to go to work throughout this emergency.
  • Provide to the greatest extent possible flexible or remote scheduling for employees who may have child to elder care obligations, or who live with a person who still needs to observe Stay at Home
  • Encourage and enable remove work whenever possible
  • Encourage breaks to wash hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Phase shift and breaks to reduce density
  • Provide appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings.

Limited Healthcare Settings

Services provided in Limited Healthcare Settings that are ordered by a medical, dental, or veterinary practitioner are subject to the requirements of Reference PHO 20-29. Otherwise, these services are subject to PHO 20-28

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture (not related to personal services)
  • Athletic training (not related to personal services)
  • Audiology services
  • Services by hearing aid providers
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy (not related to personal services)
  • Med spas and medical cosmetic services
  • Naturopathic care
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech language pathology services
Open April 27, with strict precautions to ensure adequate PPE and the ability to meet critical care needs. Follow Mandatory Practices outlined below:
Workspaces
:
  • Must have adequate PPE in order to sustain recommended PPE use for its workforce for 2 weeks without the need for emergency PPE-conserving measures. If a practice proposes to extend the use of or reuse PPE, it must follow CDC guidance.
  • The practice must implement strict infection control policies as recommended by CDC.
  • Must maintain a plan to reduce to stop voluntary and elective surgeries and procedures should a surge/resurgence of COVID-19 cases occur locally.
  • Reassess operations every 2 weeks in order to ensure:
    • Procedures are prioritized based on whether their continued delay will have an adverse health outcome
      • Voluntary and elective surgeries and procedures should be prioritized based on indication and urgency
    • Strong consideration is given to the balance of risks vs. benefits for patients in higher-risk groups such as those over age 65 and those with compromised immune systems or lung and heart function
    • Screen all patients for COVID-19 risk factors and symptoms prior to delivering care, via telehealth when applicable
  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those will be made available. 
  • Conduct symptoms check for all customers of services with close personal contact and decline to provide services to anyone who has symptoms.
  • Provide services by appointment only, do not allow walk-ins or waiting for an appointment
  • Must maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times between employees and clients.  
  • 10 or fewer people in a single location at a maximum of 50% occupancy, including both employees and patients, e.g. 5 chiropractors providing services to 5 customers.
    • All businesses offering services in individual rooms must comply with these requirements for each room.
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking, 6 feet physical distancing and 10 people or less in the business/facility. 
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19
    • Clean and disinfect any equipment that is shared between customers/patients between customers/patients
  • Must maintain a detailed log of customer interactions to enable contract tracing if necessary to include, name, date, and location of contact as well as the contact's phone number and/or email address

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Employees providing close, direct personal contact must
    • Wear medical grade mask and gloves at all times
    • Change gloves and wash hands between every patient
    • Clean and disinfect all shared equipments and tools between every patient
  • Televisits whenever possible 
  • Employees will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Clients should wear face-covering at all times except when receiving personal care services as defined in this document and following their specific guidance
  • 6-foot restrictions get lifted for one-on-one contact for certain business types referenced in the personal guidance document.
  • Businesses are only open for limited numbers of people (no more than 10 people, including employees and clients/customers at a time). 
  • Services must be provided by appointment or reservation only, no walk-ins. 
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper

Personal services

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo and piercing shops and parlors
  • Massage therapists, except when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider
  • Cosmetologists
  • Estheticians
  • Personal Training (1:1 or in groups less than 4) 
  • Pet grooming-in-house and mobile, with curbside interaction only with pet owners
Open May 1st, with strict precautions. Follow Mandatory Practices outlined below:
Workspaces
:
  • Follow personal care services guidance in this document
  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those will be made available. 
  • Conduct symptoms check for all customers of services with close personal contact and decline to provide services to anyone who has symptoms.
  • Provide services by appointment only, do not allow walk-ins or waiting for an appointment
  • Must maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times between employees and clients.  
  • 10 or fewer people in a common business space at a maximum of 50% occupancy, including both employees and patients, e.g. 5 stylists providing services to 5 customers.
    • All businesses offering services in individual rooms must comply with these requirements for each room.
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking, 6 feet physical distancing and 10 people or less in the business/facility. 
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19
    • Clean and disinfect any equipment that is shared between customers/patients between customers/patients
  • Must maintain a detailed log of customer interactions to enable contract tracing if necessary to include, name, date, and location of contact as well as the contact's phone number and/or email address

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Televisits whenever possible 
  • Employees will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Clients should wear face-covering at all times. 
  • 6-foot restrictions get lifted for one-on-one contact for certain business types referenced in the personal guidance document.
  • Businesses are only open for limited numbers of people (no more than 10 people, including employees and clients/customers at a time). 
  • Services must be provided by appointment or reservation only, no walk-ins. 
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
  • Additional guidance for Personal Services (hair salons and barbershops, nail salons, tattoo and piercing shops)
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper

Also refer to:

Personal Training and Classes
Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Personal fitness classes 
  • Fly fishing courses
  • Dance classes 
Open May 1st with strict precautions Follow Mandatory Practices outlined below:
  • Classes can only consist of members of a single household or mixed groups of no more than 4 while maintaining physical distancing.
  • Not more than 10 people in the facility at a time. 
  • Sharing equipment is prohibited.
Workspaces:
  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those can be made available.
  • Businesses must symptom check and temperature check employees at the beginning of each shift. Refer symptomatic employees to the LCDHE testing and self-care information.
  • Must maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times between employees and clients.  
    • Use decals or demarcation for waiting areas in lines that meet physical distancing criteria
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking, 6 feet social distancing.
  • Elevate and increase the frequency of cleaning practices, including cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19 
  • Must maintain a detailed log of customer interactions to enable contract tracing if necessary to include, name, date, and location of contact as well as the contact's phone number and/or email address

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Employees and clients/customers must wear face coverings when in the business. 
    • Provide appropriate personal protective equipment such as face coverings and gloves to employees whenever possible
  • Contact-less services (curbside pick-up, no contact payment is strongly encouraged)
  • No more than 10 people inside at a time.
  • Employees who can telework should be teleworking.
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper

Employers:

  • Require employees to stay home when showing any symptoms or signs of sickness
  • Provide work accommodations for susceptible individuals who should continue to observe Stay at Home recommendations. These individuals shall not be compelled to go to work throughout this emergency.
  • Provide to the greatest extent possible flexible or remote scheduling for employees who may have child to elder care obligations, or who live with a person who still needs to observe Stay at Home
  • Encourage and enable remove work whenever possible
  • Encourage breaks to wash hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Phase shift and breaks to reduce density
  • Provide appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings.

Commercial offices

Examples include but are not limited to: 

  • Call centers
Open May 4th if mandatory practices and lower density staffing are being implemented

Follow Mandatory Practices outlined below:

Workspaces:

  • Must have a written sick employee policy shared with employees and available upon request. Templates for those will be made available. 
  • Businesses must symptom check and temperature check employees at the beginning of each shift. Refer symptomatic employees to the LCDHE testing and self-care information.
    • Conduct symptoms check for all customers of services with close personal contact and decline to provide services to anyone who has symptoms.
  • Must maintain 50% teleworking staff. 
  • No more than 10 people in public-facing areas.
  • Provide services by appointment only, do not allow walk-ins or waiting for an appointment
  • Must maintain 6 feet physical distancing at all times between employees and clients. 
  • Must have signage clearly posted at entrance requiring masking, 6 feet physical distancing. 
  • Must abide by OSHA environmental hygiene standards related to COVID-19
    • Clean and disinfect any equipment that is shared between customers/patients between customers/patients
  • Must maintain a detailed log of customer interactions to enable contract tracing if necessary to include, name, date, and location of contact as well as the contact's phone number and/or email address

Employees and Clients/Customers:

  • Televisits whenever possible 
  • Employees will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Clients should wear face-covering at all times.
  • Provide documentation such as estimates, invoices, receipts, etc. electronically to negate the need for paper.
Private, short-term vacation-style rentals: such as those arranged through an online hosting platform, including but not limited to VRBO or Airbnb, rented for a period of 30 days or fewer, homeowner rentals, and privately-owned residences for rent, except if offered for use for the public health response. Closed  
Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food to beverage for on-premises consumption

Dine-in closed

Take out/delivery only, exploring phased in, reduced capacity opening

 
Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages

Dine-in closed

Take out/delivery only, exploring phased in, reduced capacity opening

 
Cigar bars Closed  
Education (higher ed, P-12) Closed  
Gyms: includes a building or room used for sports or exercise, such as fitness, dance, exercise or group classes, exercise studios and centers, recreation centers, bowling alleys, pools, and other indoor athletic facilities. Closed; except for personal training and classes 

Gyms are closed, except for:

  • Indoor classes of 4 or less, not more than 10 people in the facility at a time. 

  • Outdoor classes of 10 or less people.

 
Pools, arcades, and amusement parks Closed  
Horse tracks and simulcast facilities, also known as off-track betting facilities Closed  
Movie and Performance Theaters, opera houses, concert halls, and music halls Closed  
Indoor malls: Stores that do not have an entrance/exit to the outside cannot be open, but may set up curbside delivery. Stores with an entrance/exit to the outside may operate under the retail restrictions.  If an indoor mall has other services offered such as personal services or services provided in other healthcare settings, if those storefronts do not have an entrance/exit to the outside, they cannot be open.

Closed for in-person shopping or services

May offer curbside pick up.

 

 

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