What are the current COVID-19 restrictions in place in Breckenridge?
On Dec. 29, 2021, Summit County Public Health issued a countywide indoor mask mandate for all individuals in public areas, regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate applies to all indoor spaces, such as public facilities, businesses, restaurants and other common spaces. Learn more at gobreck.com/trip-ideas/what-to-know.
I’m vaccinated. Do I still have to wear a mask?
Yes, facial coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.
Do my kids have to wear a mask?
Summit County is requiring that children ages 2 and older wear masks when indoors.
Are there any exceptions to the mask mandate?
Specific exceptions include: while a person is actively eating or drinking, certain medical conditions, etc. Read the complete announcement at summitcountyco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=875
Do I have to wear a mask in a restaurant?
Yes, you are expected to wear a mask while in a restaurant, including when you’re walking around, ordering and speaking to your server, and when not actively eating and drinking.
Will masks be provided?
Many Breckenridge businesses are providing disposable face masks free of charge, whenever possible. Additionally, many businesses have reusable face masks for sale.
Do I have to wear a mask while walking around downtown (outdoors)?
No. At this point in time, masks are only required for indoor public spaces.
Do I have to wear a mask on the bus or gondola?
Yes. Face coverings are required on all public transportation options, including the BreckFree Ride, Summit Stage and BreckConnect Gondola.
What will happen if I refuse to wear a mask?
While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect local protocols while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.
Why did Summit County issue a mask mandate?
Summit County Public Health reinstated the mask mandate following an Emergency Board of Health meeting. The recent surge in COVID19 cases has rippled through Breckenridge, causing critical staffing shortages for local businesses during the busiest time of year. Masking is one of the most effective ways to protect the workforce and help control the spread in busy, indoor settings. Read the current update at summitcountyco.gov and the current public health order here.
When does the mask mandate expire?
The mandate will expire on Jan. 31, 2022 and will be reevaluated at that time.
Is there anything going on for New Years Eve?
There will be a NYE Torchlight Parade & Glowworm Parade at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 9 on Dec. 31. The Glowworm Parade starts at 5 pm and children with the ability to ski a green run are welcome to participate. Meet at Beaver Run Children’s Ski School to join the parade. The Torchlight Parade starts at 6 pm and will be led by the professionals of the Breck Ski & Snowboard School.
Breckenridge has no official plans for an indoor NYE celebration. We are encouraging all guests and residents to celebrate responsibly by wearing a mask indoors and limiting the size of personal gatherings.
What else can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Individuals are encouraged to exercise personal responsibility to help limit the spread of the virus, particularly while testing, vaccination, and hospital resources are being strained by the increase in cases. Individuals can protect themselves and their loved ones by wearing a mask, avoiding gatherings, washing hands, staying home when sick and getting tested.
Where can I get the vaccine/ booster?
Individuals who have not yet received the booster are encouraged to check the Summit County website at summitvaccine.com for information on upcoming clinics. If appointments are not available online in advance, individuals are encouraged to walk-up and see if they can get a same day appointment.
What do I do if I am displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed?
If you recently had close contact with someone who has COVID and you are vaccinated, get tested and wear a face covering. If you are not vaccinated you must quarantine. For a list of Summit County COVID-19 testing locations and more information on what to do if you suspect you have COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 visit https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1324/Testing