New Year’s Eve is this Thursday and Pitkin County’s COVID-19 incident rate ranks third in the state. We want to remind you about a few very important things for a safe and healthy celebration.
Non-Critical Businesses close at 10 pm – All non-critical businesses, which includes restaurants, must be closed at 10 pm with a last call for alcohol at 9:30 pm. This is in accordance with the current public health order.
2020 New Year’s Eve Dos and Don’ts
The safest way to celebrate is at home with the people you live with
- Plan a virtual party with friends and family
- Only congregate with your own household.
- If you want to spend time with people who don’t live with you, the safer choice is to meet outdoors. You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 in outdoor environments.
- Wear a mask
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) apart
- Wash your hands
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Do not attend large gatherings this year. Personal gathering sizes are reduced to zero. This applies to all lodging reservations and accommodations.
- Mix with your household if you are feeling sick
Consider other activities to celebrate New Year’s, such as:
- Have virtual celebrations with loved ones.
- Plan a New Year’s party for the people who live with you.
- Plan an outdoor neighborhood countdown to midnight.
- Watch a live-streamed firework display, concert, First Night event, or other New Year’s programming from your home.