What to Do if You Feel Sick
If you believe you may have contracted COVID-19, the first thing to do is limit your exposure to others and prevent the virus from spreading. COVID-19’s most common symptoms include shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, body aches, ear ache, sore throat, loss of the sense of smell or taste, or sometimes abdominal pain, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Even if you are a visitor, we ask that you quarantine in your current lodgings for at least 10 days and until you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours. The next step is to get tested. You can find updated testing site information here.
Eagle County Public Health determines a risk level based on the number of new cases, positivity percentages and hospitalizations each week. These levels change quickly, but you can find more detailed information in English and Spanish here. The page is updated every day at 4 p.m. The Town of Avon closely follows the County’s public health orders, but it may implement its own restrictions as it sees fit. If you travel to other areas in the County, make sure to check local websites for any different requirements as well.
As restrictions lighten and vaccination becomes more widespread, we urge visitors and residents to continue to follow the rules and use caution when traveling, recreating, shopping and dining. Please join us in following the Five Commitments of Containment in order to keep our guests and residents safe.
Five Commitments of Containment
- I will maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
- I will cover my face in public.
- I will wash my hands often.
- I will stay home when I am sick.
- I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms.
Now is not the time to let our guard down; lightening restrictions are the reward for patiently and diligently following the rules, even as normalcy comes closer. The following regulations are still in effect until further notice:
Face coverings required: Plan to wear a face covering when entering any business or indoor public environment. Generally, masks are also required in any densely populated public environment as well. Masks must be designed for protection against spreading viruses, ski masks don’t count!
Social distancing: Take efforts to keep six feet away from anyone outside your household or hotel room. This includes in the lift lines and at outdoor events.
Pre-travel screening: Avon asks that anyone visiting town be free of any COVID-19 symptoms before arrival. We ask that all visitors get tested before traveling and continue to self-screen for symptoms each morning of their stay. Anyone who has had COVID-19 or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days may not visit Avon.
Self-isolation and quarantining: If you or anyone in your party develop symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay, Eagle County requires all members of the party to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days at their own expense, even if it extends the dates of your stay. Sick visitors should try their best to quarantine in their current hotel room or vacation rental and contact a doctor for COVID-19 testing as soon as possible. Once 10 days have passed AND you are fever-free for 24 hours AND other symptoms are improving, you may end self-isolation.
Events: State public health orders prevent any private or personal gatherings of more than 10 unrelated people, meaning anyone who doesn’t belong to your household when you’re at home, even if you plan to lodge together here. If you plan to host an event, you must obtain permission from Eagle County Public Health. Applications can be submitted here.
Business restrictions: You may find that shopping and going out to eat look a little different from usual. All businesses are required to implement strategies for social distancing, including occupancy limitations and spacing out tables and lines. Occupancy limits change with the level of risk, so keep an eye on Eagle County’s risk dial for the most up-to-date information. Businesses must follow Town and County orders and may implement more stringent protocols if they choose, so please respect these as you enjoy Avon’s local establishments. We recommend calling or web searching any business you may patronize before you arrive to confirm their current rules.
Whether this is your first time in the area or you’re a regular visitor here, you can still enjoy everything Avon has to offer during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town of Avon believes we can work together to stay safe while continuing to enjoy everything our beautiful town has to offer. The rules and regulations on this page are designed to keep Avon as available to tourism as possible. With your consistent support, we can keep everyone safe and keep Avon open.
We are here to support visitors as you navigate traveling in a post-pandemic world. For questions regarding our COVID-19 policies and restrictions, call Avon Town Hall at 970-748-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health Bulletin
We care deeply about the safety of our guests and our residents. To protect your well-being we follow Eagle County’s proven policies for COVID-19 containment. Be in the know before you go and enjoy a fulfilling visit to Avon.Learn More