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COVID-19 Prevention and Information

Sukkot of the Rockies wants you and your family to be safe and are taking all precautions to protect the event attendees.    Below are some Colorado State guidelines for personal prevention as well as for camping.

Personal prevention

Stay informed with reliable sources of information and share accurate information with neighbors, friends and co-workers, especially people who may have difficulty receiving or understanding the information. 

  • There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.

    • Make or buy a cloth covering that will cover your mouth and nose and use it whenever you are outside your own house or yard. Scarves and bandanas will work as coverings. Wash your face covering frequently

      • Executive Order D 2020 138 is a mandatory statewide mask order in effect now. It requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:

        • When entering or moving within any public indoor space.

        • While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.

        • People who do not have to wear a mask include:

          • People who are 10 years old and younger.

          • People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.

          • Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.

      • Executive Order D 2020 039 orders workers at critical businesses to wear medical or non-medical face coverings that will cover your mouth and nose while at work, except where doing so would inhibit your health, and wear gloves (if gloves are provided by an employer) when in contact with customers or goods. 

    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.

    • Clean high touch surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

  • Be calm and prepared.

Private campgrounds

Private campgrounds must consult with local county or municipality and their local public health agency for additional guidance and regulations. If a host county would like to keep campsites closed, county commissioners should consult with their local public health agency, and then notify Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and CDPHE in writing.


  • Clean and disinfect all facilities per guidelines.

    • Group facilities, pavilions, cabins and yurts are CLOSED.

  • Ensure campsites are a minimum of 6 feet apart. Consider phasing in, and only allowing every other campsite to be in use.

  • Allow camping by reservation only.

  • Post signs in prominent locations throughout the campground and its buildings to enforce physical distancing. 

  • Provide educational materials to emphasize and enforce physical distancing.

  • Provide generous and flexible cancellation policies so that if guests start experiencing symptoms, they can cancel.

  • Keep staff in visitors’ centers and campground offices to a minimum, and set them up outdoors when possible. Ensure employees are physically distanced at least 6 feet from one another. Limit the number of customers allowed in offices to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Keep playgrounds and other common-use areas closed.

  • Implement symptom monitoring protocols for staff (including temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions) where possible (Additional Guidance)


  • Camp only with members of your household in your local region. Do not invite visitors to your campsite.

  • Use personal equipment for camping. (No rentals or “loaned” items).

  • Secure food, water, gas, and any other needed camping supplies in your home community. You should not go to a host community grocery store, restaurant, supply store, or gas station except in emergency situations. 

  • Be prepared and plan ahead for extremely limited facilities, as many will be closed or there may be reduced access. You must pack out your trash and waste. 

  • Stay home if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, and chills.

  • Do not engage in risky activities, and strictly follow any local county fire bans. Fire, search, and rescue volunteers need to prioritize other important public health activities right now.

Low-risk ways to move more

Gathering with friends. Allow for social distancing between people from different households and skip the hugs and handshakes. Plan activities that don't require close contact, such as sidewalk chalk for kids and games like Frisbee. And offer hand sanitizer.

Remember that just getting together for a chat at a safe distance can offer a valuable opportunity to be with people you care about — and boost your mood at the same time.

Low- to moderate-risk outdoor activities

Camping. If you only have close contact with people you live with, camping is low-risk. If you camp with people outside your household, camp in separate tents spaced at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart and avoid sharing camping supplies, including food and drinks. Pack hand soap, hand sanitizer and supplies to clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces.