Hinsdale County Restrictions for Restaurants, Places of Worship, Private Home Rentals

Hinsdale County Applies for Second Variance

On Friday, June 5, Hinsdale County applied for a second variance from the State's Safer at Home orders. The second variance is asking to allow gatherings up to 50 people (with social distancing and precautions) and for Movie and Performance Theaters to open (with occupancy restrictions, social distancing and precautions in place) The county is currently waiting on review of the variance by the State.

Hinsdale County Variance Request Approved

On Saturday afternoon, May 23, Hinsdale County received notification about the variance request from the state’s Safer at Home order. The variance was approved with extra guidance for restaurants and places of worship.

Approval Decision Letter

This variance is granted based on the facts and circumstances described in the request. If Hinsdale County were to have two epidemiologically unlinked cases or more than two linked cases, the variance is automatically rescinded. Additionally, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reserves the right to modify or rescind this variance approval as circumstances warrant. This approval is in effect until the final expiration of the state’s Safer at Home orders, which will be extended in some capacity beyond the current expiration date next week.

Currently Colorado is under Safer at Home public health orders. Under these orders Coloradans are no longer ordered to stay home, but are strongly advised to stay at home.

Further information on the State's Safer at Home orders is available at: Colorado Safer at Home

Under Safer at Home orders:

  • Gatherings still limited to less than 10 people
  • Restaurants now open with restrictions.
  • Playgrounds and gyms open with social distancing.
  • Staying at home as much as possible recommended.
  • Travel allowed; observe local orders.



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