COVID-19 Public Health Orders

Public Health Order 20-38

Attached is the amended COVID-19 Post-Dial PHO 20-38, which rescinds the Dial PHO and implements limited restrictions in certain settings. The following is a summary of the changes from May 2, 2021:

  • Section I.A.2.a:  added to allow no masking in Public Indoor Spaces if 80% or more of the individuals in a Public Indoor Space have provided proof of vaccination.

  • Section I.A.6:  added to allow Restaurant employees to not wear masks if 85% of a Restaurant's employees are fully vaccinated

  • Section I.G:  added back from prior Dial PHO language the strong recommendation that gov't entities and others provide non-congregate sheltering for people experiencing homelessness.

  • Expires May 15, 2021 unless further extended.

Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residence, and Intermediate Care Facilities

Attached is the Six Amended PHO 20-20 for nursing homes, ALR, ICFs, and group homes for posting and distribution.  A summary of the changes is below:

  • Section I.A and new I.E: clarified that Facilities are required to report all COVID-19 test results.

  • Section I.D: staff or residents who have had a positive test result within the last 90 days and are asymptomatic are excluded from ongoing testing.

  • Section II.A: removed metrics to qualify for visitation, all Facilities must provide visitation and must also provide outbreak and surveillance testing, must train staff on infection control principles and disease prevention, and must follow CDPHE's Residential Care Facility Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance, and linked to this new guidance document throughout.

  • Section II.C: clarified that newly admitted or readmitted patients do not need to quarantine for 14 days if they are fully vaccinated.

  • Section II.D: clarified that visitation does not stop for other residents if a resident tests positive for COVID-19.

  • Section IX: clarified that the PHO remains in effect until amended or rescinded, or until EO D 2020 003, as amended and extended, expires or is rescinded, whichever occurs first.

All Public Health Orders and Executive Orders can be found here