Larimer County Safer at Home business guidance includes specific requirements for retail, personal services, elective medical and dental services as well as other non-essential businesses based on their risk level for virus transmission via their business activities. Gyms, bars, and spas as well as K-12 and higher education schools will remain closed. Estes Park area short-term rentals may reopen as soon as 4/27 if they can follow strict restrictions.
Businesses will be particularly interested in the required Checklist for Business/Facility Reopening that must be completed by any business that wishes to reopen. The County is quick to point out that requirements from the Governor may be more strict for any aspect of these plans and that DORA may provide stricter requirements for their licensees as well. Local areas may have more stringent requirements, but not less stringent. More specific guidance will follow when the state plan has been outlined in detail.
Some of the key requirements for any reopening include:
- required signage must be posted at all entrances (templates provided);
- employee symptom checks/policies;
- regular disinfection and sanitation of all physical facilities/equipment;
- the use of appropriate face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and other appropriate protective or hygiene related equipment/supplies for individuals in the workplace (with different guidance for specific business activities based on risk),
- employees must receive a copy of the completed reopening checklist.
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