Events Review & Guidance
|Green||Review Process & Approval Requirement: Suspended|
Previously Approved Events operating after 05/28/2021: Not required to operate as approved (with exception of local and/or State mask mandates for specified settings). Event planner may incorporate prevention practices if they chose to. Additional information provided below.
Future Events planned for 05/28/2021 through 07/01/2021: Local mask mandates for specified settings will apply to events in those settings, but no review or approval process is needed. Resources will continue to be availlable for incorporating prevention practices on this website. Additional information provided below.
Assistance: Available for those interested in planning events that will incorporate COVID-19 prevention practices with assistance from the Health & Human Services. Additional information provided below.
Thank you for your support in keeping our community healthy, safe, and open.
Events Review during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gunnison County Health and Human Services convened an Events Review Team and developed a process for events and gatherings to keep our Valley healthy, safe, and open.
In the Green Coronameter level and Beyond…
While in the Green level on the Coronameter and after local public health orders have been devolved (anticipated for July 1, 2021), the event review and approval process has been deactivated, however, Health and Human Services will still extend assistance for those interested or requesting guidance. Further updates will be issued regarding events and mandates in Gunnison County after 7/1/2021 soon.
Events Review Team
If you have a question or want to schedule a phone call, please reach out to the Events Review Team using the below information.
Nicole Stone (Team Lead)
P: (970) 642-4666
E: Events Team Email
Guidance for Events Operating with COVID-19 Prevention Practices
In the Green Coronameter level:
While out county is in the Green on our Coronameter, please refer to the COVID-19 Website for updates related to any remaining public health orders from local, State, CDC, and Federal levels.
While the following practices are no longer a requirement for event operations, they are still great prevention practices to include when feasible year-round;
- Physical distancing
- Health/vaccination screening of attendees and event staff/volunteer/venue employees
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection, though performing routinely is always a responsible practice
- Enhanced hand hygiene, though always important to incorporate in public settings/events
- Ventilation enhancements are still important in reducing any airborne illness risk at any time of the year, in other words, don't ditch those HEPA units!
- Food Safety
- Considering wearing a mask if you are unvaccinated
Information regarding the status of COVID-19 in our county for those planning events or traveling in from out of the are for events will still be available at the COVID-19 Website.
Resources for Planning from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Additional resources from the CDC can be found by clicking here for the CDC website. Also developed by the CDC is a very helpful checklist for those planning events that wish to incorporate COVID-19 prevention practices, and can be found by clicking here (PDF).
In consultation or assistance with planning any event is desired, email the Events Review Team to ask about scheduling a consultation. Scheduling consultations ahead of time is advised for at least a week or more before the event.
When events or gatherings involve a mixture of vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated persons. incorporating prevention practices to reduce risks of COVID-19 transmission is never a bad idea!