EAGLE COUNTY RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS: UPDATE TODAY: Eagle County 5 Star Status

Eagle County 5 Star Status– INFO PROVIDED BY EAGLE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

We received notice from the State today that 70% of our population 70 and over have been vaccinated. Because of our status in Level Yellow, this qualifies us to allow certified facilities to operate in Level Blue. 

However, allowing the implementation of Level Blue operating capacities is up to a county’s discretion. Eagle County must submit a request from the State to make this transition. Because our 7-day incidence rate continues to hover so close to Level Orange, the Board of County Commissioners has decided to wait one week before revisiting an official transition of 5 Star facilities to Level Blue on the Dial. 

If you are interested in pursuing the 5 Star certification, we encourage you to apply now so that our inspection team can get your facility certified in advance of Dial Level changes.

Vaccine pre-registration now open to some retail food workers

Eagle County Public Health & Environment is offering pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccine for additional employees and residents who will be eligible to receive a first dose beginning March 5. 

The upcoming eligible group, phase 1B.3, will include people aged 60 and older, people aged 16 to 59 with two or more high risk conditions, grocery workers and agricultural workers. Those who wish to pre-register should verify their eligibility and then sign up at www.eaglecountycovid.org. The State has announced that frontline essential workers in restaurants and other retail food settings will be included in Phase IB.4, which is expected to open in late March.

You can reach the Environmental Health team at (970) 328-8755 or environment@eaglecounty.us.

Be well,

Morgan–
Morgan Hill, M.S.Environmental Health Manager
Eagle County Public Health and Environmentmorgan.hill@eaglecounty.us

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