All Pitkin County Government offices will remain closed until a date still to be decided. Even though Phase II of the Public Health’s “Roadmap to Recovery” allows larger gathering sizes and limited openings of restaurants, lodges and retail operations County government is still following state guidance to limit workers to 50% or less of normal office capacity and limiting public access to county facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We have had great success in serving the public virtually while our brick and mortar offices have been shut down,” said County Manager Jon Peacock. “We’ve provided everything from meals and activities to our senior population to online motor vehicle and election services and library curbside service. We’ve even launched a new, more efficient online building permit tracking process and a much-improved property and parcel search website out of the Assessor’s office,” Peacock said.
Pitkin County leadership is currently working on details of a phased reopening plan that would include daily employee symptom check and temperature-taking. Signage on the exterior and interiors of all Pitkin County facilities will be in line with Public Health’s Five Commitments to Containment including maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance, washing hands often, covering faces, staying home if sick and seeking testing immediately if symptomatic.
“We believe that there is just no reason to rush to fully reopen our offices and risk increasing our staff and the public’s potential for exposure,” Peacock said.
The only PItkin County facilities that remain open to the public are the Solid Waste Center/Landfill and the airport.
All Pitkin County government business can be conducted online at www.pitkincounty.com or by calling 970-920-5200.