COVID-19 Update

Update November 23, 2020


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Statewide Mandatory Face Covering Order

Please be aware that effective at midnight tonight, anyone age 11 and older will be required to wear a face covering in Colorado’s indoor public spaces. 

With COVID infection rates spiking around the country and rising in Colorado, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order putting the new requirement into effect statewide. Please click here for details. 

Top public health officials in the U.S. and Colorado have identified masks as one of the most effective tools available to limit the spread of COVID-19. Many local jurisdictions have already implemented mask requirements to slow the spread of the virus. Tourism organizations and destinations statewide are joining in endorsing the move as well as a way of protecting jobs and the progress Colorado has made toward reopening its economy.


Updated June 1st, 2020

Ouray is ready, excited, and Open! Starting June 1st, 2020, we are welcoming visitors back to Ouray. Businesses, restaurants, lodging, and campgrounds are all open, while following industry guidelines to keep residents and visitors safe. Everyone's safety is our top priority moving forward through summer. It's time to enjoy your favorite mountain town again! 

Please take a moment and fill out Ouray County Health Visitors Survey!

Supporting Local Business

Now more than ever, local businesses need your support. If you’re able, please support our local shopping and dining scene as many of our favorite restaurants, grocers, brewers, and cafes are open and ready to serve. 


Latest Ouray County Public Health Orders  

While Ouray County starts to open back up, we understand that this pandemic has not gone away. We ask all visitors coming to Ouray to follow our public health orders:


  • Maintain Social Distance- Get out in the backcountry as much as you can, but please keep high-risk activities out of your daily plan. Think Mountain Rescue has to come to get you! 
  • Wash Hands Frequently- Make sure hand sanitizer and soap are on your packing lists and use Leave No Trace principles if washing your hands in the backcountry.
  • Cover Your Face In Public- We are asking all residents and visitors to cover their faces when visiting stores, restaurants, or any place inside. Fortunately, we have plenty of backcountry and outdoor trails to enjoy the fresh air without a mask.
  • Stay Home If You're Sick or At-Risk- Please.
  • Report Symptoms Immediately- If you become ill while visiting the Ouray, please report your symptoms by calling (970)-626-5484 as soon as possible.


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Additional Resources

What Else Can You Do to Help?

  • Practice social distancing
  • Support the local economy by purchasing gift cards to your favorite restaurants, services, hotels, and other businesses. You can view our local business listings here.
  • Remain healthy, and stay home if you are experiencing symptoms
  • Donate, contribute, or volunteer to the Ouray County Food Pantry
  • While keeping your distance, reach out to friends, family and neighbors, see if anyone needs help 

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