Visiting Frisco & Summit County During COVID-19
It’s been a long 14+ months since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Summit County. Since then, the Town of Frisco, our businesses, and our community have worked tirelessly to protect your health and safety (and ours) so that we can all still enjoy our amazing trails, fun activities, and our warm and inviting Main Street. Below is a summary of what precautions are still in place when visiting our lovely town and Summit County.
Frisco/Copper Information Center
300 Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443
9:00am – 5:00pm
The Information Center will have limited hours on some holidays and will be closed on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24 & 25.
PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443
Closer to Normal
While we are not “all clear”, on May 5, 2021, Summit County moved a lot closer to the “2019 normal”, or Level Green as outlined in the Summit County public health order.
Capacity and Physical Distancing
There are no more capacity restrictions or six-foot spacing requirements for businesses, including but not limited to restaurants, retail, personal services, personal fitness, offices, transportation services, etc…
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Summit Public Health issued an amended Summit Public Health order that took away the face covering requirement for most settings and situations.
- Vaccinated individuals– This order means that all vaccinated individuals are now no longer required to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors in public spaces.
- Indoor public spaces include, but are not limited to, restaurants, coffee shops, fitness centers, personal service providers (think coiffed hair and trimmed beards), grocery stores, retail stores, etc…
- Individual businesses can still decide to require face coverings in their businesses so don’t put that mask in storage yet and have it ready if you are required to put on a face covering in order to enter a business.
- Unvaccinated individuals– It is recommended (not required) that unvaccinated individuals still wear face coverings while in indoor public spaces.
- Crowded indoor spaces– It is also recommended (not required) that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, wear a face covering in very crowded indoor spaces where the vaccination status of attendees is unknown; think big indoor concert.
So why are people still wearing face coverings?
People and businesses will be making choices about what is right for them. Be kind, and be a force for good and make the choice not to comment, complain, or harass people and businesses who aren’t making the same choices that you are.
- Businesses may still have their own restrictions regarding capacity, spacing, face coverings, and asking for proof of vaccination, which they are within their rights to implement as a private business.
- People may not completely understand this public health order change yet; likely out of disbelief that we are actually at this point after a year of different habits. They may not feel comfortable taking their face coverings off yet. They may not be vaccinated. They may have a young child or someone who is immunocompromised in their life who can’t be vaccinated.
We’ve worked hard to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we continue that tough work so you can come here and feel safe, while still enjoying this town and our mountains. Here is how you can do your part:
- Keeping washing your hands (a lot) – common colds and flus have been way down this year as a bonus!
- Stay home if you are sick. Bringing COVID, a cold, or the stomach flu to a party is just not polite. Bringing a seven-layer dip with chips is polite.
- Yep- get vaccinated. Remember, Frisco and Summit County have visitors from all over the country and the world. Protect yourself, protect our community, and protect your home community by getting the vaccine.
- Get tested. The mystery and anxiety of thinking your sniffle might be COVID is just not worth it. Go get a free test for peace of mind. They don’t touch your brain, results are returning much faster, and your positive result will not send Summit County back into Level Red; it will just give you peace of mind and information so you can care for your health. Find out about free Summit County testing sites here.
- Recreate responsibly – Find a different trailhead if your Plan A is too crowded, respect other people’s space, and leave no trace.
- Whether in Town or on a trail, continue to show kindness in every action. We’ve all been through a lot.
Have questions? You can drop us a line at TofInfo@townoffrisco.com or call 800-424-1554, and we’ll help you sort it out! We look forward to seeing you in Frisco.