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Garfield County Receives Safer at Home Variance

Garfield County Receives Safer at Home Variance

May 24, 2020

Garfield County received notification Saturday evening that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved five of the six items submitted for a Safer at Home variance.

The request gives the county a variance from portions of Colorado Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28.

Effective immediately, restaurants, houses of worship, fitness facilities and gyms may re-open at fifty percent of the posted occupancy code limit, provided they meet several additional requirements detailed in the variance request. Recreation areas and outfitters may also re-open. Social distancing requirements must still be met.

The request to re-open large tourist attractions was not approved, but will be re-evaluated June 1.

Specific information regarding the variance can be found at: garfield-county.com/board-commissioners/garfield-county-variance-request/ and this is linked from the county’s home page as well.

A new Garfield Public Health Order will follow, with details to further clarify the approved variance in the next few days.

Local business owners and public entities may call Garfield County Public Health at 970-625-5200 x 8120 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.