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Know before you visit: Glenwood Springs COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • Face coverings are required in Downtown Glenwood Springs, within businesses & at restaurants before seated by  town ordinance.
  • Keep in mind that restaurants & attractions have lower capacities to allow for social distancing. Group sizes may be limited to 6 or 8 people.
  • Overall, your experience in Glenwood Springs will be more enjoyable if you travel as a small group, allowing you to share e.g. the Glenwood Gondola, Rafting Boats, Tables etc.
  • Glenwood Hot Springs has a first come first served policy and is at 30% capacity, Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns require advanced online reservations!

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to keep our community open and safe!

Glenwood Springs Downtown Mask Order

– Updated on July 23, 2020

Glenwood Springs City Council Enacts Downtown Face Covering Requirement Zone Effective July 30, 2020
Citing increasing case numbers specific to Glenwood Springs as presented by Garfield County Public Health, City Council enacted a mandatory face covering zone for downtown Glenwood Springs, amending Public Health Order 2020-2. The zone is effective July 30, 2020 until August 20, 2020 unless otherwise renewed. A new Public Health Order will be published upon amendment.
The mandatory face covering zone follows the boundaries of the existing smoking ban area. This area includes portions north of the Grand Avenue bridge in the Hot Springs district, as well as most of downtown on the south side of the Grand Avenue bridge. Map boundaries as attached.
Garfield County Public Health Specialist Mason Hohstadt presented information to Council at the Special Meeting Tuesday night on Glenwood Springs COVID-19 data that showed a 62 percent increase in cases since June 1st, 2020 with 99 cases from June 1 to present. Glenwood Springs City Council voted 4-2 in favor of the face covering zone, which will go into effect on July 30, 2020 and is set to expire on August 20, 2020 with review by Council.
The order requires face coverings for all members of the public while within the zone, excepting commuter pass through traffic. Exceptions for wearing face coverings is granted for the following persons: 1. Persons aged two years and under; and 2. Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition. 3. Persons seated at a table in a restaurant and complying with other regulations related to restaurants.

Masks are available to downtown visitors at the Glenwood Springs Visitor Center located at 802 Grand Avenue downtown.

Where to wear face coverings in Glenwood Springs:

What’s an appropriate face covering?

Face coverings can be bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters or other clothing that does not have visible holes and can stay in place without the use of one’s hands. People should wash their masks after every trip out of their homes either in a washing machine or with hot water in their sinks.


I commit to;

WEAR a mask.

WASH my hands.

WALK, ride or play 6 feet away.

WORK together safely.

IF ILL – get tested and isolate.




Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to keep our community open and safe!