As a community, we are all coping with rapidly changing information around the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update information as it becomes available.
Ridgway businesses and surrounding outdoor recreation opportunities are open. However, visitors are strongly urged to adhere to state, county and town guidelines to keep our community safe.
OURAY COUNTY SAFER AT HOME STATUS POTENTIAL CHANGE AND COMMUNITY TESTING EVENT
As of Nov. 5, Ouray County may be moving to the Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) status based on recent COVID-19 positive case increases. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been in contact with Tanner Kingery, Ouray County Public Health Director, and will make a final determination this week.
Safer at Home Level Two will have the following impacts on Ouray County:
Additional details about the changes to the Ouray County Safer at Home requirements and the community wide testing event will be communicated as they become available. Updates are provided on the Ouray County website: ouraycountyco.gov as well as Ouray County Public Health Facebook page: Facebook.com/OurayCountyPublicHealthAgency.
Full Press Releases can be found on the Ouray County website: https://ouraycountyco.gov/
Please utilize the Ouray County COVID-19 Hotline with questions: 970-626-5484
As of June 5, the State of Colorado entered the “Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors” phase. The latest order from Governor Jared Polis, continues to have individual restrictions in place concerning limitations on activities, travel, and public gatherings. Workplace restrictions remain necessary to implement standard social distancing requirements, cleaning standards, and other items necessary to reduce the possibility of disease spread. Certain businesses and activities require specific guidance based on their business practices, and those can be viewed in the order at the link above. For more information: CDPHE Safter at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors
Travel for outdoor recreation within the state of Colorado and outside of your community is allowed if individuals can:
Stay home if you are sick
As of May 27, food and drink establishments are able to operate with limited dine-in and outside seating. Since this is a new and evolving transition, please contact businesses directly for more details. As of June 5, Bars, breweries, taverns, and distilleries remain closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public.
As of June 5, most businesses and organizations can resume operation if they can meet the guidelines outlined in the state order. Playgrounds, gyms, recreation centers, hot springs, and pools can open with adapted requirements outlined in the June 5th state order. As we continue to reopen, please contact the business or organization directly for more information.
Some events are cancelled or postponed, many have gone online, and others are planning to move forward. Please review our Upcoming Events page for more information.
The Ridgway Visitor Center will be closed for the remainder of 2020 and all True Grit Walking Tours are canceled due to the impacts of COVID-19. The 2020 Ridgway and Ouray Visitor Guide is available outside the Visitor Center building in a free dispenser or you can receive a digital copy by going here. Also available outside the visitor center: other travel planning resources, picnic tables and free wifi.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19, and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432