INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENTS IN TELLER COUNTY

DO YOU NEED TO REQUEST A VARIANCE THROUGH THE TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH?

If I have questions who can I contact?

You may contact Teller County Public Health and Environment at (719) 687-6416 with any questions.

Click here to view the full variance documentation information and application.

Where are we now?

Teller County has slowed the spread of COVID-19 through the Stay at Home Order. The virus is still present in Teller County and can re-surge at any time. Right now we are in Level 1: Safer at Home. While we are still safer at home, much of Teller County is open with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness. Teller County has been granted two variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment allowing less restrictions on local businesses and crowd sizes as long as social distancing requirements and sanitary practices can still be followed.

What does that mean for special events?

Indoor and Outdoor special events can currently operate with a maximum capacity of 175 people at one time during an indoor event and a maximum capacity of 250 people at one time during an outdoor event as long as social distancing requirements can be followed at all times. Any proposed event that will exceed these maximum capacities must apply for a variance through the Teller County Board of Health in order to gain approval to conduct the event.

Will I need to submit a variance request to the Teller County Board of Health to hold my event?

If you believe your event’s attendance will exceed 175 people at one time indoors or 250 people at one time outdoors, then you must request a variance through the Teller County Board of Health. If your event’s attendance is certain to not exceed the maximum attendance of 175 people indoors at one time and 250 people at one time outdoors, then you may conduct your event without the approval of the Teller County Board of Health; however be advised that your event’s staff, vendors, and participants must follow the appropriate operational guidelines and adhere to the social distancing space calculator requirements set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

I need to submit a variance request through the Teller County Board of Health.

How do I apply?

You may contact Teller County at (719) 689-2988 to request a variance application for your event. Along with the variance application you must submit a copy of a COVID-19 suppression plan for your event. It is recommended that you use the appropriate operational guidelines best fitting of your event as a template to develop your COVID-19 suppression plan. COVID-19 suppression plans that are incomplete or lack detail may require additional follow up and delay the approval of your event.

DO YOU NEED TO SUBMIT A VARIANCE REQUEST TO THE TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH?

Check YES or NO on the following items…

My event will contain less than 175 people at one time indoors or less than 250 people at one time outdoors.
I intend on following all pertinent Public Health Orders, Executive Orders, guidelines, and operational parameters set forth by The State of Colorado Office of the Governor and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

If you have answered “NO” to any of the questions above, CONTINUE to complete the application below.

If you have answered “YES” to both questions – STOP

Do not continue with the variance application.

If your event’s attendance is certain to not exceed the maximum attendance of 175 people indoors at one time and 250 people at one time outdoors, then you may conduct your event without the approval of the Teller County Board of Health; however be advised that your event’s staff, vendors, and participants must follow the appropriate operational guidelines and adhere to the social distancing space calculator requirements set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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