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are we going to get a transcript of this meeting if we leave our email?
is there a moderator of this meeting that can mute those who cannot seem to figure out how to mute themselves?
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How much are the tests and who pays for the test?
Aside from translating materials, how is this information being disseminated to the Spanish speaking business owners?
what is the protocol to close and disinfect a business? What does the disinfecting process entail? estimated costs?
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what is the estimated surge numbers when we open up businesses? Weld county COVID numbers are rising and is that being taken into consideration in the re-opening?
Will museums and outdoor concerts/events be addressed?
CDC officials announced today that coronavirus does NOT spread easily via surfaces. Is that being taken into consideration for opening businesses?
When was the variance submitted to the state is what is the best case & worse case for a ruling?
What about group visits? We regularly have groups of disabled visitors with their caretakers. That one group can be 8-12 people.
When are we expecting the approval?
When the variance is hopefully approved, how will the County let us all know via what mechanism?
I sent an employee to get tested today , They won't test him? He's at home now what?
Will square footage guidelines be provided?
I feel like we should take a bold step in requesting to open with no restrictions, allow business and patrons to decide how they want to do business and where we want to patronize. The numbers have proven to be no more deadly than other viruses that have come along including the flu. Why are we committing economic suicide and giving up our rights?
Testing is done free through the community testing, but you do have to preregistered. you can do that at larimer.org/community-testing
What about Churches?
yes what about churches?
Eric J Lund
Did you include allowing short term rentals to open back up? Can hotels book to 100% capacity?
Right now I know Estes Park Health is testing those that are getting surgeries or procedures
please explain the seating rule for restaurants 30% inside and 60% outside?
Are there any procedures for modifying this variance as circumstances change? What is LDDHE's thoughts if the State comes out with different (specifically lesser) standards for businesses - say the State moves to 50% indoor restaurant seating?
what about swimming pools in private HOA’s
we are not at the 1 or less RO factor? where are we at regarding R0 factor?
Museums. That was not answered.
A local Estes Park resident will be on 9 news at 4pm today, tomorrow, and Friday. She was working in different nursing homes Sunday, Monday and yesterday and six workers without masks were observed along with two nurses. This is just an FYI! This is a nursing home but this is how things get spread!
When will restaurant patios open?
what about HVAC systems such as AC if airborne?
James Yearling - DBA
Can the County contribute toward protecting businesses (re: Legal/Liability) if a patron/customer pursues action and claims that COVID-19 was contracted within a business? Or, is this up to Congress to enact legislative action under duty of care, or similar? Thank you for hosting today!
Tom, will you please share a link to the new CDC announcement regarding spread via surfaces? Highly relevant to our circumstances at the public library.
"Register attendees" in your variance means that we have to record every visitor. Am I interpreting this correctly?
What areas were you pushing the envelop on?
When can we see gathering sizes go from 10 individuals up to 50 people and larger?
Your variance #1 includes a max number of people at 50. I assume this does not apply to Variance #4 and #9 (Restaurants & Theaters) which include their own restrictions. Is this correct?
please explain science behind 30% seating
What does it look like for health clubs as we are the building block for continued HEALTH?
Did not answer the group question?!
Tiffany Degnan - Brookside
Any consideration for events based on percentage of occupancy? And in tandem with outdoor space?
Kyle - RMA
Are these available test active swab test or also antibody test?
Where is the testing on Friday?
You stated that it's a very deadly virus. What is the current population of Larimer County and what are the real number of deaths?
The variance indicates restaurants, etc would be allowed to apply for up to 60% occupancy with expanded outdoor seating (adhering to distancing, masks, etc). Can we apply now prior to acceptance by the state?
This variance is very limiting towards weddings and special events. Requiring a venue to submit a plan to keep people 6 ft apart is not a realistic expectation in order for these venues to open and weddings to take place. This will cause many wedding venues to close. Will this be re-evaluate to something that works for the industry and helps wedding venues open in a safe and realistic way so they can actually perform business this year?
Those tactics are unconstitutional
is the temp hospital built at The Ranch online and for how long?
What about wedding venues - with outdoor event space
What is the guidance for a lodge type venue that hosts groups up to 50 in 10 separate bedrooms in bunk beds? Groups book the entire facility and include retreats
Any consideration on restaurants matching increase lodging % in Estes Park
It appears the paperwork addresses GYMS, but does not address dance studios, yoga studios, karate facilities specifically. Will there be some clarification for those smaller studios (not quite gyms)?
How realistic is it that we could implement these proposed changes by June 1 - the variances that are approved?
There are many articles that reference the CDC advisory that COVID-19 doesn't spread easily on surfaces. Here is one:https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-on-surfaces/
How do businesses with multiple aspects under one roof (restaurant, hotel, museum) comply if the occupancy requirements differ?
so everyone signs in when they visit a business with name and phone/email? For contact tracing?
For restaurant seating indoor or outdoor, if the business is able to construct solid screening to separate groups at a singular table or between tables. Could that work as a substitute to the 6' table spacing.
Will other indoor recreation activities like family entertainment centers be able to reopen with restrictions similar to bowling and theaters?
If 30% of capacity is greater than 50, will a business be able to serve more than 50.
The requirement for reservations for restaurants and bars does not make sense for many businesses and is not something that can simply be implemented. What is the reasoning that there can not be 6ft spacing in a "line" type format like is being allowed at Home Depot, Trader Joes, etc. Are they going to have to stop the social distancing style line as well?
Same question regarding indoor family entertainment facilities. Implementing reservations systems, social distancing, restricted capacity, proper PPE, etc- will the category be gym? bowling alleys? Thank you!
I guess Im really confused why this is still considered a "pandemic" as it did not pan out to be anywhere near even the best case predicted scenarios. Hospitals never saw the overload expected. Recovery rate is extremely high. This is all ridiculous given the data we now have. Are we going to do this everytime a new potential virus comes along?
Adam - nailed it. Timing of processing any applications that include checklists and operational plans. We have a plan, I’d like to submit it - obviously waiting for the “go” - but to get it processed.
City Star - Whitney
Upon approval of variance are you expecting businesses to submit a “checklist” or application to the county in order to open?
I understand that this meeting is for variance, but when will employers get guidance on some of the issues we are facing each day in terms of quarantining people who have traveled; when to notify staff of 'potential' exposure, etc.?
Can you clarify the face coverings and when they are required?
What is being done to focus on Elder care facilities (Nursing homes & Assisted living…)? If we control these well, it will make a huge difference in the risk to the health care system.
Is there a resource or contact for employers to get timely answers on employer/employee related questions?
Will VRBO'S be allowed to open on May 26th or will a new ordinance have to be written? Asking for a friend. She also is confused as to why VRBOS are being delayed in opening?
My grandmother who is 90 in a nursing home had her roommate come down with COVID. She didn't catch it and the elderly roommate recovered fully.
City Star - Whitney
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Thank you! This was very helpful.
I don't think these actions can take all the credit for suppression at the level it was suppressed. We have immune systems for a reason.
Thank you all for the work and continued communication. Much appreciated.
Thank you so very much!
Jan Dowker, ED, Berthoud Habitat For Humanity
Eric J Lund
Great meeting thank you so much for the advance info