Travel Updates

Rio Grande County residents & visitors are on a steady, thoughtful path to reopening our tourism economy. Gov. Jared Polis is weighing the latest public health guidance as he continues to approve new guidelines for both Coloradans and visitors to recreate, dine, and experience our state safely. Recent measures approved allow residents and visitors alike to recreate in the great outdoors while maintaining a sustainable level of physical distancing.

Covid Green Level

Latest Update

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has most recently placed Rio Grande County to the GREEN Level of the state’s dial framework. You can learn more about Colorado’s dial framework here. Under this framework, the current restrictions and regulations are as follows:

  • Personal Gathering Size: No State capacity regulations, but local may choose restrictions. check for updates on masking requirements for personal gatherings

  • Restaurants:

    • Indoors: 100% capacity open for full dining

    • Outdoors: 100% open for full dining

    • Last Call: 2:00 am (on-premises)

  • Bars: 50% Capacity or 500 people max

  • Gyms/Fitness: no state regulations

  • Group sports and Camps: 50% person capacity per activity

  • Critical and Non Critical Retail: No state regulations

  • Personal Services: No state regulations

  • Indoor Events

    • Unseated Events and Entertainment: 50% capacity

    • Seated Events and Entertainment: 50% capacity or 500 people

  • Outdoor Events

    • Unseated Events and Entertainment: no state regulations

    • Seated Events and Entertainment: no state regulations

  • Offices: no state regulations

  • Education

    • P-12 Schools: In-person suggested

    • Higher Education: In-person suggested

  • Childcare: Open

*When capacity limits are expressed as both a percentage of posted capacity and a total number of people, use whichever number is fewer.

While traveling in Colorado, masks are required in all indoor public spaces.

Governor Polis has asked that as more of our state opens, all visitors respect the wishes, public health and capacity of our local destinations, whether in-state residents returning to their favorite getaways or out-of-state travelers discovering Colorado for the first time. As Colorado continues to take positive steps toward reactivating our economy, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority. As you visit Colorado, we encourage you to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for our visitors and the people who call Colorado home.