COVID-19 Public Health Orders

Public Health Order 20-38

Attached is the summary of the third amended PHO 20-38.

Modified PHO 20-38 as follows:

  • Removed all references to the face covering Executive Order 

  • Modified face covering requirements as follows:

    • Section I.A.1:  changed face covering requirements to start at age 12

    • Section I.A.1.a-e:  revised face covering requirements to only apply to unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals in these settings, specified that camps are included in these requirements, clarified that patients, staff and visitors in healthcare settings are included in these requirements, and removed the reference to congregate care settings which are addressed in PHO 20-20

    • Section I.A.3:  changed the exemption for face coverings to individuals age 11 and younger and included from the prior EO the activities for which an individual is exempted from the face covering requirement

  • Section I.C:  removed restrictions for indoor mass gatherings

 

Here’s what remains in PHO 20-38:

 

  • Face covering requirements, as described above

  • Businesses/govt:  recommending work accommodations as needed as well as disease mitigation practices, requiring face coverings as described above

  • Schools/childcare (including camps) must follow our outbreak guidance and work with LPHAs, no extracurricular in person activities if closed for in person learning unless LPHA as approved graduation plans

  • Snapback may occur if hospital capacity exceeds 85%

  • Recommending entities provide non-congregate sheltering for people experiencing homelessness

  • Hospital reporting requirements

Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residence, and Intermediate Care Facilities

Attached is the Seventh Amended PHO 20-20.  A summary of the changes is below:

  • Section I.B, I.C, I.D, I.E: removed specific guidance and linked to CDPHE’s Residential Care Facility Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance.

  • Section II - amended and reorganized the paragraphs as follows.

  • A, D and E: removed specific guidance and linked to CDPHE’s Residential Care Facility Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance.

  • Former G moved to C.

  • Section III moved to Section II.D

  • Section IV moved to Section II.E

  • Section V - amended and reorganized the paragraphs as follows:

  • A:  removed specific guidance and required facilities to update isolation plans and produce plans for inspection during on-site visits.

  • B:  added requirement for vaccination plans

  • C:  added reference to applicability of the face covering executive order

  • D:  rescinded

  • Section VI: moved to Section IV, removed the requirement for daily reporting and linked to CDPHE’s Residential Care Facility Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance.

  • Sections VII, VIII, and IX:  moved to Sections V, VII, and VII respectively. 

 
All Public Health Orders and Executive Orders can be found here