Public Health Information

Keeping our community healthy 

updated April 20, 2022

The Basalt Chamber works in collaboration with Eagle County Public Health, Pitkin County Public Health, Colorado state government offices and other trusted sources to help share information for our community. We want to remind everyone that the Basalt Chamber is not a health official or government organization. Our goal is to share resources for our business, as well a links to important official public health information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner.

Quick links:
Masks & Other public health measures
Public Health Dashboards and Data
Official information sources by location
COVID-19 testing information
Take care of yourself

Masks & Other public health measures

updated April 20, 2022

Per the CDC – You may choose to wear a mask or respirator that offers greater protection in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, or if you are at higher risk for severe illness.

Masks are encourage, but not required, in local communities around Colorado, including the Roaring Fork Valley. It is recommended that you follow the current CDC guidance tied to COVID-19 Community Levels – a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.

While a local mask order may not be in place, businesses can still require that customers and employees wear masks (similar to “No shirt, no shoes, no service”). 

Public Health Dashboards and Data



Be Informed – Official Sources

Please rely on the official, trusted sources for information. Here in Colorado, the majority of public health decisions are made at the local level – meaning municipalities and counties. Below is a list of resources to get the most current information. 

Pitkin County | Eagle County | Garfield County | Colorado | Federal

County maps:

Eagle County

Social Media

Emergency Alert system – EC Alerts

Pitkin County (part of Basalt, Aspen, Snowmass)

Social media

Emergency Alert system – Pitkin Alerts

Garfield County

Emergency Alert system – GarCo 911


The state’s COVID-19 efforts are led by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Governor’s office. 


Social media



The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has many great resources on its official COVID-19 page.


COVID-19 testing information

Public health departments in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties have coordinated a regional testing strategies for COVID-19. Testing is a key containment strategy to slow the spread of the disease, however public health officials  stress the need for community members to work collectively to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. How individuals behave have a direct impact on the whole community. Individual precautions can allow businesses to stay open, keep the local workforce employed, have in-person learning for students, again, protect the most vulnerable residents, and save lives.

NOTE: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers should not require a positive COVID-19 test result, or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick, to validate their illness; qualify for sick leave; or to return to work.

At this time, we are not recommending that asymptomatic individuals (people without symptoms) who have not had a known exposure to COVID-19 receive testing. Testing resources are limited and therefore the community is best served if only those who have exposure and symptoms receive the test.

Cost of testing should not be a barrier. Each county has free testing options.

Eagle County testing locations

Pitkin County testing information

Garfield County testing information

Roaring Fork Valley FREE COVID testing website

Take care of yourself

The Hope Center: Call the HopeLine at (970) 925-5858 to reach an on-call mental health clinician 24/7.

Mind Springs Health: Mental Health Support Line (877) 519-7505.

  • Aspen office: (970) 920-5555.
  • Glenwood office: (970) 945-2583.

Colorado Crisis Services: (844) 493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 for free confidential, professional support 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

Aspen Strong:

Additional resources: