Reminders About Winter Construction
As we continue to navigate through the challenges of construction in a resort community while responding to a seemingly ever evolving public health issue, the City of Aspen Engineering Department would like to take a moment to provide a few reminders that will help ensure the Construction Community can stay active.
First, remember that a mandatory Mask Zone exists in town, that zone is defined as Aspen Street East to Original Street and from the Roaring Fork River South to Aspen Mountain. In addition to this area the Aspen Highlands Commercial Area is identified as an extension of the Mask Zone. Please remember that if you are in these areas whether indoors or outdoors and in all public spaces, that a mask is always required. You can find the map of the Mask Zone
The Pitkin County Public Health Order was not significantly modified for the Construction Community with the recent changes published on 11/24/2020, however, it is up to you to ensure that all appropriate documents are being tracked and logged on a daily basis in order to comply with these regulations. If at anytime you need more information you can find much of what you may need on the Pitkin County website’s CoVid-19 page or by contacting Pitkin County at email@example.com, the City of Aspen also has construction information available HERE.
One significant change in practice goes into effect on Monday December 14th, 2020. This change is the requirement for individuals coming from outside of Pitkin County (Eagle and Garfield County are exempt) and spending one or more nights within Pitkin County, will be required to provide a traveler’s affidavit. In addition to the affidavit itself, individuals are required to provide a negative CoVid test that has been administered 72 hours or less prior to arriving in Pitkin County and that the individual has not shown any symptoms for 10 days prior to travel. The alternative is a mandatory 10 day quarantine upon arrival.
Unfortunately, we are now being met with additional complications as we enter the annual cold and flu season. As many of us who have spent more than a year in the Roaring Fork Valley can surely attest to, the “Aspen Crud” is more than just a prohibition era inspired drink. This is the nagging cough, sniffles, slow you down, chest or head cold that always seems to find a way to impact so many of us. Considering this year’s increased need to be vigilant please remind all workers to stay home if they are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms.
Additionally, please remind all employees, trades, visitors, and anyone else that comes onto a site that they must wear a mask if they cannot maintain more than six feet of separation, that they should wash and or sanitize their hands regularly and always after touching common surfaces, that there is a specific need to clean and sanitize all common work areas, and that if they are exposed to anyone that exhibits any symptoms that self-quarantine is the safest option.
City of Aspen Safety Plans for Construction