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Many non-critical businesses are allowed to open as of May 2nd as long as they comply with strict precautions lined out in the current public health orders. It is recommended that you contact the business to ensure they are open and their customer protocol.
Businesses that are currently not allowed to be open to customers for use on the premises are: restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption (With the exception of take-out or delivery services); gyms, except for the limited purpose authorized; and movie and performance theaters, opera houses, concert halls, and music halls.
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The County Public Health Order in effect as of June 1, 2020 does allow for short-term lodging in phases and with restrictions. Phase 2 began on June 18, 2020 with 50% maximum occupancy and Phase 3 is anticipated to begin on July 13, 2020 with 75% maximum occupancy. The progression through phases is dependent upon the county metrics and case trends as determined by San Miguel County Public Health Department. All Short Term Lodging providers must follow the Lodging Sector Protocol. See Appendix A for additional detail and information.
Governor Polis’ “Safer at Home” order is now in effect until July 1st. San Miguel County is fully in alignment with all current Colorado’s Executive and Public Health Orders except as specifically set forth in Public Health Order #2020-06 regarding Short Term Lodging. For additional information and guidance on the current state orders, please visit the State’s Public Health and Executive Order Resources page. For industry-specific questions, visit the Safer at Home page.
The Center for Mental Health understands our community is struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak and they have a Support Line available for people to call. According to their website, "The Center Support Line is a free, 24-hour call line for you to connect with our caring staff when you need a listening ear. Our staff are here to listen to you and help you during this tough time. Each of us occasionally needs to talk, to break away from the isolation, and to express our emotions in a healthy, non-judgmental, and confidential manner. Let us support you during this difficult time."
Please call The Center Support Line at 970.252.6220.
San Miguel County staff are manning a hotline and are able to answer your non-medical questions concerning public health orders and more. The hotline number is 970-728-3844. If you do not want to speak to someone on the phone, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, at this time there are no plans to close roads or barricade any community. Public transit will be open, but people must only use it for purposes of performing Necessary Activities or to travel to and from work to operate Businesses or maintain Critical Governmental Functions. People riding on public transit must comply with Physical Distancing Requirements to the greatest extent feasible.
No, the local schools have set up online learning for all grades and this will continue through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The Telluride School District and Norwood school districts are offering basic food assistance for families in need Monday-Friday. Please call 970-369-1205 for more information.