COVID-19 Protocols: Summer 2021

Updated May 21, 2021

Pitkin County’s Five Commitments To Containment

  • I will maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone not in my household
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will seek testing immediately and self-report if I experience symptoms

If an employee reports to work sick or gets sick at work:


  • Isolate the employee immediately
  • Protect the Employee’s Privacy, this is a medical matter
  • Help them figure out how to get home and/or tested without impacting others
  • Ask them to call their doctor to get tested or call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111 if they do not have a doctor
  • Reinforce the Five Commitments of Containment with your employees and participants

Link to the Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide.

Link to general updated Pitkin County Covid-19 information.

Link to general updated information from the CDC.

Additional contacts: | 970-429-6186 | Email:


Challenge Aspen recommends that all participants, staff and volunteers involved in programming receive a Covid-19 Vaccine, prior to participation.


  • If symptoms are present upon arrival the program/ retreat will be canceled and refund issued minus any non-refundable fees from vendors.
    • See Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide for further instructions
  • If symptoms present themselves at any time during the program/ retreat, the remaining days will be cancelled and participant(s) and any applicable staff will follow the Pitkin County guidelines for Covid-19 testing and self-quarantine
    • See Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide for further instructions
  • Challenge Aspen requests everyone use hand sanitizer upon entering the office
  • 6 Foot physical distancing guidelines will be followed for both indoor and outdoor environments except in cases where it is unsafe or necessary to maintain that distance.
  • Everyone will be required to wear effective and properly fitted face coverings in accordance with State, County, and Municipal requirements—both in the office, as well as, outside or at activity sites where 6 foot physical distance is not able to be maintained.
  • All participants, staff and volunteers will follow Challenge Aspen Covid-19 protocols as well as the protocol at any outside activity site, as provided by the vendor.
  • All participants, staff and volunteers must sign the Release of Liability Waiver
  • While with participants, staff/ volunteers will demonstrate proper mask, sanitizing, and precautionary surface touching procedures
  • Sharing of food or drink is not allowed.
  • We discourage participants from leaving personal belongings or gear in the CA office due to limited space
  • Any equipment used, will be cleaned according to cleaning protocols established by Pitkin County, at the beginning & end of each day
  • Refund policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • All transportation will be limited to 50% capacity.
  • Hand sanitizer will be supplied in each vehicle
    • Participants, staff, and volunteers must use hand sanitizer upon entry into the vehicle
  • A small plastic tote with appropriate sanitizing products will be stored in each Challenge Aspen vehicle
    • Staff is responsible for checking and restocking each tote after use
  • Face coverings will be worn by everyone within the vehicle at all times
  • Air flow will be maximized during transport including opening of the vehicle windows
  • In order to minimize transmission of Covid-19, trips must be within one (1) hour of the Challenge Aspen office
  • Clean and disinfect all vehicle surfaces including seats, windows and railings after each use.


  • The kitchen is closed to participant, guest & volunteer use
  • CA restrooms are not for public use
  • CA restrooms, common areas, door knobs, and surfaces will be disinfected a minimum of 2x per day
  • Reception area is redesigned to discourage social gatherings & limit the # of people at any given time
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