co-vid-19

Updates of COVID -19

Please find helpful local links on the website of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association: UPDATED INFORMATION & RESOURCES

The COVID-19 situation has been rapidly evolving in and around our community. Please note that most major attractions are temporarily closed as well as a number of other businesses.*
The health and safety of our visitors and residents is top of mind at this time. While ‘escaping’ to the great outdoors and more rural parts of the state may seem like a logical idea, Colorado’s rural destinations and mountain communities have limited medical facilities and personnel and need to reserve them for their residents. Now is not the time to vacation in Colorado. Non-essential travel is discouraged at this time.

In response to COVID-19, Colorado Governor Jared Polis enacted a statewide “Stay At Home” order effective Thursday, March 25, 2020. The restriction will remain in place until April 11. *The only exceptions involve essential trips such as grocery shopping or health care appointments.

Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and our state safe. We look forward to welcoming you to Glenwood Springs and Colorado when it is safe to travel again.

A list of reported COVID-19 cases in Colorado can be found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/case-data

*As this is a dynamic situation, we advise travelers to check with individual businesses for updated closures or postponements.

Current Business Status

Check out the Google Spreadsheet featuring local COVID-19 Business Status Information HERE!

Current Closures of Attractions

Out of an abundance of caution, the following tourism businesses have temporarily closed*:

Restaurants and Bars

Bars, restaurants and other large gathering places across Colorado are closed for the next 30 days (starting 3/16/2020) in a  push to slow the spread of the COVID-19.

Find regularly updated Pick-Up and Delivery Options in Glenwood Springs and the Valley on the Chamber’s website and/or join the local Facebook Group for the latest dining options! Check out KraveCar.com for more delivery options!

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Travel Recommendations

Visit Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Tourism Office and the U.S. Travel Association are committed to ensuring that travelers are provided with accurate, updated information about public health conditions in Glenwood Springs and the state of Colorado. We encourage travelers to follow the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities. The health of both our community and travelers is of the utmost importance, and we will be updating this website as additional information and resources become available.

Precautions for Travelers & Locals

Our priority is keeping all Coloradans and visitors to our state safe. Colorado is starting to see cases of COVID-19, and we are preparing for the possibility the virus may spread.

The Colorado Tourism Office is in contact with the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and we are in contact with Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties public health officials. With this evolving situation, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and these public health authorities.

When it comes to the American public, the CDC is consistent in its precaution to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as is typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season.

*Travelers should stay informed and take simple preventive actions.

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

If you are visiting Colorado and believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and start showing symptoms (fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), follow the steps below:

  • Stay inside your lodging/residence: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be able to isolate at their lodging/residence during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your lodging/residence, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Avoid public areas as much as possible.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Separate yourself from other people. As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Call ahead before visiting a doctor. Call a medical provider or a nurse line first and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

*At-risk groups are older individuals and those with serious chronic medical conditions, who should take extra precautions.

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.

Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information

  • One of the best places to get the most up-to-date “real-time” information on COVID-19 in Colorado is by calling The Colorado Health Emergency Hotline: 1-877-462-2911 or by visiting CDPHE’s COVID-19 recommendations page.
  • People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email [email protected] for answers in English.
  • Individuals who are symptomatic can call CDPHE’s general epidemiologist at 303-692-2700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week.
  • If you have upcoming travel plans, visit the CDC’s Website for the latest travel information.
  • PLEASE rely on the official, trusted sources for information and not secondhand knowledge. Rumors and bad information spread faster than any disease out there, which only causes distress.

Please find updated information and helpful, local links on the website of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association: UPDATED INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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