Welcome to the Eagle County COVID-19 Business Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to help you apply the Eagle County Public Health Orders in the unique setting of your business, and properly communicate to your employees and customers. It also links to resources and support to empower you and your business to lead the way as Eagle County recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Table of Contents
- Welcome letter from the Eagle County Board of Commissioners
- Latest Public Order news release (May 21)
- Revised Public Health Order (Effective May 25)
- Communicating to your customers and employees
- ECPHE Industry Specific Guidance
- Participate in your industry’s Private Sector Task Force
- Helpful business links and resources
- Planning for the future
Board of County Commissioners
Hello and welcome to your Eagle County Business Toolkit.
New Eagle County Public Health Orders mean that Eagle County is continuing to progress toward recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within this kit you will find the tools you will need to:
- Help lead the way forward for your business and your community
- Understand the three phases of the Transition Trail Map
- Get your questions answered
- Share your success stories
- Get a first overview look at our county-wide road to economic recovery
The residents, businesses, organizations, and governments of Eagle County have done very well in this effort so far, and we have been leading the way in the State of Colorado. This is due to your hard work and diligence, and the next phases of our recovery are equally as reliant on individuals and businesses in Eagle County moving forward, in unison, through the three phases of the new Public Health Order.
Public health is providing the rules of the road, but implementing these orders will create many specific scenarios, questions, and challenges unique to your business or industry. We are working with private sector business leaders to address these challenges, and you will find further information within this toolkit to connect with peers in your sector and consolidate your approach.
Our Green Circle phase was a cautious first test. We will continue to need your input to be successful in the Blue Square phase.. We will rely on your special knowledge of your industry, and your connection with your customers, to help unify and lead our community forward.
Please use the Transition Trail Map and other marketing and communications tools within this document to help us share key messages with your employees, displayed in your place of business, shared among your industry peers, and utilized in your marketing and social media assets.
We are among the first to take careful steps forward. For this approach to work, we must all take each step together. We look forward to working with you throughout this process, applying your feedback in our own efforts, and supporting a healthy and robust road to recovery.
Kathy Chandler-Henry Jeanne McQueeney Matt Scherr
May 21 news release regarding the new Public Health Order
Revised Public Health Order (Effective May 25)
Communicating to your customers and employees
The “Transition Trail Map” helps put the Public Health Order into easy-to-understand components. Use the Trail Map to help guide your own businesses specific protocol for each phase of the transition.
Eagle County Public Health will determine which phase we are in:
Green Circle, Blue Square, orBlack Diamond.
How does my business communicate our social distancing protocols?
Post the appropriate symbol Green Circle, Blue Square, orBlack Diamond in a public, visible place at your businesses for the duration of that phase, together with a copy of your social distancing policy. Printable Blue Square
We are currently in the Blue Square Phase. Please post a Blue Square in a publicly visible place at your business. Do not post Green Circle or Black Diamond until Public Health determines we are in that phase.
Customers and employees will then be able to easily identify where your policies are located so that they can follow your social distancing strategy.
Switch to the new symbol as we progress.
Help share the “Five Commitments of Containment”
- I will maintain 6 feet of social distance
- I will wash my hands often
- I will cover my face in public
- I will stay home when I am sick
- I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms
Use the Safety & Protocols Toolkit to communicate with your Employees
- Eagle County has also created this COVID-19 Safety and Protocols Toolkit template you can customize and post for employees and the public.
Print and social media assets:
ECPHE Industry Specific Guidance
- Restaurants and Bars
- Personal Services
- Public Restrooms
- Preventative Medical Services
- Pools and Spas
- Summer Camps
- Events (Under Development)
- Places of Worship
Participate in your Industry’s Private Sector Task Force
Connect with others in your industry, share solutions, and get answers to industry-specific questions
We understand there will be many questions about how to implement the broader Public Health Orders into your specific situation. We are working with Private Sector Task Forces to ensure that the business community has the tools and resources they need, that they can connect with one another to share solutions, and that they can have their voices heard.
Connect to your industry taskforce by filling out the Private Sector Task Force Form.
Other business links and resources
There are many resources available. Below are just a few, or visit https://www.eaglecounty.us/COVID19/ for more.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Business <<<
- Local updates: www.ecemergency.org
- Community updates: www.facebook.com/onevalleyvoice
- Vail Valley Partnership Business Resources
- Basalt Chamber Information and Resources
- Eagle County, Pitkin County, Garfield County policy matrix
- Eagle County Business Social Distancing Protocol
- Eagle County Business Social Distancing Protocol – Spanish
- Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center — 1:1 consulting / assistance
Planning for the future
Eagle County is actively planning for the near-, mid- and long-term future as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis and heads toward a new normal.
Our county has the opportunity not only to come back, but to come back stronger than ever before. We look forward to working with you to build a brighter future for our community.