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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for Friday, March 27th

Avon Business Owners Meeting | Friday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m.

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On Wednesday, March 25th, Governor Jared Polis implemented a "Stay at Home" order effective at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26th through Saturday, April 11th. The order requires that Coloradans remain at home, only leaving their home to engage in activities or perform tasks critical to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members or to go to or return from critical work. 

They can leave their home to:

  • Obtain food and other household necessities for themselves and their family or household members.
  • Deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, food, pet supply, other household consumer products, and products or equipment necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and critical operation of a residence.
  • To engage in outdoor activity, such as, walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, State parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to public gathering, and attended areas shall be closed.
  • To perform work for  critical industries.
  • To care for a family member, a vulnerable person, or pet in another household, or to care for livestock kept at a location other than an individual’s home.
  • To seek medical care.
  • Individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate until their symptoms cease or until they have a negative test result.

Find Frequently Asked Questions about the stay at home order here


Use the following links to find the latest information:

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 in our community

Eagle County residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may apply for assistance by completing this form

For a complete list of business resources

For a list of resources for the general public

For statewide data about the pandemic

For a letter from President and CEO of Vail Health Will Cook

For Frequently Asked Questions for Business and COVID-19 Response and Recovery


As of Friday, March 27th, Town of Avon operational changes include the following:

Avon Business Owners Meeting on Friday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m. Register and join the meeting here

• Avon Town Hall is closed to the public. All departments are available for remote meetings. For a complete staff directory, visit avon.org/directory.aspx.

• All Town of Avon staff is required to work remotely unless providing essential public services to the Avon community through continued work in the work place and in the field in Avon

• Avon Public Works has reduced snow removal operations due to staffing and social distancing requirements. Snow plowing is a top priority, should the weather change.  

• Avon Recreation Center is closed until further notice in response to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Order issued March 17, 2020 which prohibits business by bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos. All recreation center passes will be extended through the duration of the facility closure. All recreation programs through the closure are cancelled, and the program fees will be refunded as a household credit to the members’ accounts.

• Transit Operations are continuing with modifications. The Red Line, Blue Line, and the Night Rider will operate per schedule. For Beaver Creek Village, please transfer to the Beaver Creek bus at the Elk lot. The Skier Express Shuttle and Restaurant Shuttle are not operational.

• Police Building is open to the public with limited services. Please call ahead at 970.748.4040 to confirm.


On Tuesday, March 24th, the Eagle County Board of Commissioners allocated $1.15 million to help the county and community respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. The commissioners have earmarked $250,000 to fund community partners to help with their customized responses. Examples of partner organizations include the local chapters of the Salvation Army, Lift Up, and Eagle Valley Community Foundation, among others. Read the complete release here.

On Sunday, March 22nd, Governor Jared Polis amended Public Health Order 20-23, the statewide order on social distancing. The public health order limits gatherings to 10 or fewer people. The order applies to all public and private gatherings except for those specifically exempted by the order:

  • The Colorado General Assembly, legislative bodies of municipal governments, and Colorado state and municipal courts.
  • Airports, bus, and train stations, health care facilities, and grocery or retail stores, pharmacies, or other spaces where 10 or more people may be moving around to get essential goods and services.
  • Delivery and take-out food services in accordance with Public Health Order 20-22.
  • Offices and state, county, and municipal government buildings where essential government services are offered.
  • Factories, where more than 10 people are present but social distancing measures of maintaining at least 6 feet between individuals is standard.
  • Newspaper, television, radio, and other media services.
  • Child care facilities, except for public preschools operated on public school campuses, which are addressed in Executive Order D 2020 007.
  • Homeless shelters.
  • Any emergency facility needed to respond to COVID-19 in Colorado.

On Thursday, March 19th, Governor Jared Polis updated Public Health Order 20-22 to include all businesses offering “non-essential personal services” such as hair and nail salons, spas, and tattoo and massage parlors. The Order, originally issued on March 16, 2020, also closes all bars, restaurants (dine-in), theaters, gymnasiums and casinos in Colorado in an effort to protect and preserve the public health. Additionally, the Governor extended the Order through April 30, 2020. Establishments may continue to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, and must use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing. Establishments may allow up to five members of the public at one time on the premises for the purpose of picking up their food or beverage orders, so long as those individuals are at least six feet apart from one another. View Public Health Order 20-22 here.

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