FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clear Creek County, Georgetown, CO
May 28, 2020
Clear Creek County Roads Re-Open to Non-Residents
Effective at noon today, Clear Creek County roads have been re-opened to non-locals. The original Public Health Order, which began on April 11, was put in place to protect the community and First Responders by temporarily restricting access to Clear Creek County roads to non-residents for non-essential travel.
With the loosening of the State Safer at Home Order and phased re-opening of County government and many local businesses, the County Commissioners, acting as the County Board of Health, unanimously approved lifting the order at their meeting this morning.
Guanella Pass Road remains closed at the Naylor Lake and Duck Lake gates while the County coordinates the “summit” opening with the United States Forest Service (USFS), which has not yet been able to open its facilities.
In accordance with the USFS Fire Ban Order enacted on April 7, Clear Creek County continues implementation of county-wide Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. This means no fires and no discharging of firearms.
During this ongoing public health crisis, please respect the health and safety of our small mountain community. Providing law enforcement and emergency medical response services to tourists and visitors adds a high level of potential exposure to COVID-19 to first responders. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Authority and Alpine Rescue Team want to remind the public of the County’s limited emergency response resources and of risks associated with participating in backcountry recreational activities.