Here are four things you need to know about COVID-19 in the Vail Valley right now.
1. Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains are closed. Vail Resorts announced on Tuesday, March 17 that its North American resorts and retail stores will be closed for the rest of the season. You can read more about the resort closures in this Vail Daily article.
2. Many events have been canceled. Following orders from Eagle County Public Health, all spring events are off for now. Taste of Vail, Pink Vail and Vail Film Festival are canceled, and Spring Back to Vail has been postponed. You can find a complete list of canceled or postponed events here.
3. Restaurants and bars are closed. Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced on Monday, March 16 that all restaurants and bars in the state will close for dine-in eating for 30 days. Check out this list of Vail Valley restaurants that are offering take-out and delivery options during this time.
4. You can still get outside and hike. In a news release on Sunday, March 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment strongly advised anyone who has been in Eagle County in the past week to minimize contact with other people, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms, but encouraged people to continue healthy non-group outdoor activities like jogging, cycling or hiking. Not sure where to hike? This article offers some tips.
For more information about COVID-19 in the Vail Valley or Colorado in general, and for information on symptoms and how to protect yourself, you can find links to statewide resources and additional information here.