PITKIN COUNTY- As the New Year approaches we would like to remind all non-critical businesses that continuing to operate past the 10:00 p.m. curfew and/or serving alcohol past the 9:30 p.m. last call is considered an egregious violation of the Public Health Order and will result in an immediate closure of the business.
Pitkin County’s incidence rate ranks third among the state. While hospital capacity remains comfortable, the increasing incidence rate is a cause for concern (1,690/100,000). The Pitkin County Board of Health will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. on January 4 to follow-up on the December 21 BOH meeting and evaluate the potential of moving to the Red level. Officially moving to the CDPHE Red level would result in restaurants closing indoor dining while still allowing for takeout, curbside, delivery, and outdoor dining services.
The safest way to celebrate the new year is at home with the people you live with or virtually with friends and family. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Do not attend large gatherings this year. Personal gathering sizes are reduced to zero. Only congregate with your own household. This applies to all lodging reservations and accommodations. If you do venture outside your home, everyone can take steps to make celebrating the New Year holiday safer:
Wear a mask
Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) apart
Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
Wash your hands
If you’re sick, stay home and get tested
Consider other activities to celebrate New Year’s, such as:
Have virtual celebrations with loved ones.
Plan a New Year’s party for the people who live with you.
Plan a neighborhood countdown to midnight.
Watch a live-streamed firework display, concert, First Night event, or other New Year’s programming from your home.
For additional local information on COVID-19, please visit www.covid19.pitkincounty.com