COVID-19 Resources & Updates 

01 April 2020

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.


March 17th — the Ouray County Board of County Commissioners, Ouray City Council and Ridgway Town Council have declared a state of emergency related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These declarations help the governments to access resources and implement helpful policies. Please find more information on those governments' websites listed in the Information Resources section.

March 20th — Ouray County restricted all overnight lodging, including short-term rentals and hotels.

March 25th — Governor Polis issued a 14-day 'stay at home' order, which included the closure of all non-essential businesses. You can review the state order here. The order is in effect until April 11. 


Please contact us at if you have closures or event cancellations to announce.

The following events are cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19:

  • Ridgway Library programs, classes, meeting room reservations, and events - Canceled
  • Sherbino events - canceled through mid-April
  • Weekhawken events - canceled through mid-April
  • Ouray County Performing Arts Guild - all events canceled through end of May 
  • April 9: ROCC and Black Canyon Astronomy Society showing of “Save the Dark” documentary - Canceled
  • May 16: ROCC Parking Lot Sale - Canceled
  • June 27: Ridgway RiverFest - Canceled

The following businesses and organizations are offering adapted services: 

Public Health Orders by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment are closing several businesses for varying periods. Please see the Information Resources to the right for details. The Ridgway Chamber created a web page specifically for updates by retail food establishments in our area

  • Dr. Abigail Seaver, ND - telemedicine and phone consults; front desk open limited hours for supplement purchases, scheduling, etc. 
  • Alpine Bank - operating all branch lobbies by appointment only. Drive up and walk up banking, night drop and ATMs available.
  • Eagle Wings Medical - open with some services by phone
  • Ouray County Plaindealer - offering Open for Business ad specials
  • Ridgway Adventure Sports - Bike repair and tuning services by appointment. Email  or leave a vm 970-626-8500
  • Ridgway Family Dentistry - emergency services only
  • Ridgway Pilates - offering online group and private sessions
  • Ridgway Yoga Shala - offering online classes 
  • RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service - online sales and delivery, we will coordinate daily store pick-ups 
  • River Peak Dental - emergency services only
  • San Juan Liquors - Call-in orders only, 970-626-4060. We will have your order put together and ready for out side pick up.
  • Skin Caring Services - online consultation, product delivery, online gift certificates. 
  • United Church of the San Juans - no service, open Sundays 9am-11am for private prayer
  • The Vault - online sales and gift cards 

The following businesses and organizations are currently closed due to Covid-19:

  • Gay's Healing Touch - closed until April 30
  • Massage by Kaadi - closed until April 30
  • Ouray Hot Springs Pool - closed until further notice
  • Ouray School District - closed until April 17
  • Ridgway Adventure Sports - closed until further notice
  • Ridgway Library - closed until further notice (Patrons should keep all checked-out materials and not use the outside drop box. All overdue fines will be waived.)
  • Ridgway Office Supply - closed until April 13
  • Ridgway Pilates - closed until further notice
  • Ridgway School District - closed but requiring remote learning until April 17 (except during spring break- March 27-April 6)
  • Ridgway State Park- visitor center, playgrounds, campgrounds, and yurts closed; low-risk outdoor recreation still permitted
  • Ridgway Town Hall - closed to the public 
  • San Miguel Power Association Office - closed until March 30
  • Second Chance Thrift Store - closed, not accepting donations. Support their pet program.
  • Sherbino Theater
  • Uncompahgre National Forest- all facilities closed and trail use is discouraged
  • Voyager Youth Program - closed until April 17
  • Weehawken classes (in Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray) cancelled through April 12
  • Western Slope Rides - closed until further notice
  • Wholeness Massage - closed until April 6
  • Wright Opera House

Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

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 open from May 1 through October 1 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


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