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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Glenwood Springs Temporarily Suspends Short Term Lodging

The City of Glenwood Springs temporarily suspends all short term lodging through May 7, 2020. This Public Health Order is being issued to limit the health impacts of COVID-19. Please contact the Community Development Department with any questions.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Citing the health impacts of COVID-19, City Manager Debra Figueroa, acting as City Health Official, signed Public Health Order No. 1-20, prohibiting the non-critical operation of lodging facilities. Given that the City of Glenwood Springs is a prominent tourist destination for domestic and international travelers, and the heightened risk of further Community Spread through public contacts among visitors, locals, and service providers, the City of Glenwood Springs has determined that the closure of short term lodging facilities to all non-critical lodgers, is imperative for public safety. Read the Full Order HERE

Effective 12 pm (MST) on April 6, 2020, no Lodging Facilities shall accept any new bookings or reservations during the Order which lasts through May 7, 2020. Current reservations up to and including May 7, 2020 shall be cancelled for all Lodging Facilities. Any current occupants of Lodging Facilities shall be permitted to remain until the end date of their reservations.

Exceptions to this restriction include reservations for employees of Critical Businesses as listed in Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Order 20-24, or those performing a Critical Government Function. In addition, booking a reservation is allowed for purposes of obtaining a primary place of residence.

Lodging Facilities. Uses in this category include facilities where lodging, meals, and other services are provided to transient visitors and guests for a fee for a defined period of time less than thirty (30) days per instance.

This includes, but is not limited to:

a.    Accessory Tourist Rental

b.    Bed and Breakfast

c.    Boarding House

d.    Hotel, Motel, Hostel, or Lodge

e.    Short Term Rental

The full City of Glenwood Springs Public Health Order can be read HERE.

These actions will limit the cascading impacts on critical services by limiting spread of COVID-19. This Order and actions will help hospitals, first responders, and other healthcare services continue to provide services for those who need them (along with utilities, human services, and businesses) in the coming weeks and months. Collective action can save lives and is in support of the most vulnerable in our community.

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