Business Guidelines - Safer at Home

Following is a collection of resources to help businesses in the Town of Firestone locate guidance on business operations under State of Colorado Safer at Home. This list is only intended as a reference tool to simplify and help businesses navigate the changing information provided by state departments and/or Weld County. Businesses are encouraged to use this as a starting point for finding needed information, and follow up with the appropriate state department or other regulatory agency if the information needed cannot be found. This list will be updated, as needed. Feel free to contact a member of the Town of Firestone Economic Development team if we can be of assistance: Paula Mehle at 303-531-6265, or Michelle Magelssen at 303-531-6263.

Business & Industry Resources

Campgrounds - Updated June 5, 2020

Child Care Facilities - Updated June 2, 2020

As of June 4, 2020, Child care facilities may operate under their Department of Human Services license occupancy. This allows additional facilities to open or expand as increased workforce returns.

Children’s Day Camps, Youth Sports Camps & Exempt Single Skill-Building Youth Camps - Updated June 5, 2020

Residential overnight camps are prohibited in June. Decisions for July and August overnight camps will be made in mid-June.

Critical Businesses/Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures - Updated June 12, 2020

Specific Requirements for Critical Businesses (includes, but not limited to: Healthcare operations, critical infrastructure, critical manufacturing, critical retail, critical services, financial and professional institutions, construction)

Education P-12

Remote learning for the rest of the school year, with very limited exceptions. This guidance is for: private schools; public schools, including public charter schools; public preschools on public school campuses; summer school; before/after school programs. This guidance is not for (additional guidance forthcoming): outdoor or mobile-based school-age programs; children’s resident camps.

Field Services & Real Estate - Updated June 11, 2020

Higher Education

This guidance is for: private religious institutions authorized by the CDHE; private occupational schools; career and technical education programs.

Limited Health Care Settings - updated June 9, 2020

This guidance is for the services of the following, provided they are being offered in a health care setting and capacity (not for personal services): Acupuncture (not related to personal services); Athletic training (not related to personal services); Audiology services; Services by hearing aid providers; Chiropractic care; Massage therapy (not related to personal services); Naturopathic care; Occupational therapy services; Physical therapy; Speech language pathology services. This guidance is not for: Medical, dental, and veterinary services. 

Local and Personal Recreation


This guidance is for: Tennis courts and golf courses - As long as physical distancing and group limits are observed. Equipment (like golf carts) and equipment is properly sanitized and not shared; Local trails, bike paths and trailheads; Local and municipal parks and greenspaces; Wedding, elopements, and other small events-- as long as physical distancing and group limits are observed - Event staff must wear facial coverings and protective equipment as needed and required by OSHA; Office functions-- as long as abiding by office-based business guidelines; Drive-in movie theaters. 

This guidance is not for: Ski lifts and gondolas; Combative sports; Playgrounds; Amusement parks and arcades; Gymnasiums and recreation facilities; Indoor skating rinks; Movie and performance theaters; Hot springs; Public, HOA/apartment, or gym pools; Opera houses, concert halls, and music halls. 

Public Health Orders and Guidance - Addresses Local and Personal Recreation

Long-term and Residential Care Facilities - Updated June 2, 2020

Non-Critical Manufacturing - Updated June 5, 2020

Open with restrictions and strong precautionary measures. Note: Manufactured foods industry please consult current CDPHE guidance. Manufacturing may resume that can be done with 10 or fewer people in a room at a time with at least 6 feet between workers. This guidance is for, but not limited to: manufacturers not currently defined as Critical Manufacturer in Appendix F of PHO 20-28. 

Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities - updated June 2, 2020

This guidance is for: long-term care facilities; skilled nursing facilities; nursing facilities; assisted living facilities; intermediate care facilities; group homes; independent living facilities.

Office-Based Business (Commercial Offices) - updated June 2, 2020

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS -  50% in-office capacity with strict precautions, telecommuting maximized

This guidance is for, but is not limited to: Accountants and accounting firms; Architecture, engineering and land surveying businesses/firms; Landscape architect businesses/firms; Land surveyor businesses/firms; Private investigator businesses; Fantasy contest operator businesses; Non-transplant tissue banks;  Appraisal management companies; Real estate offices; Other corporate offices and private firms. 

Outdoor Recreation - Updated June 5, 2020

Personal Recreation - Updated June 6, 2020

Recreation of any kind can be conducted in groups of 10 or fewer, unless specified below, with participants spaced at least 6 feet apart, face coverings worn as feasible, and observation of appropriate disinfection and hygiene practices.

Personal Services - Updated June 11, 2020


This guidance is for: Professional beauty services; Hair salons; Barber shops; Nail salons; Esthetician services; Cosmetologist services; Body art professionals; Personal training services for fewer than 4 people; Pastoral services; Pet-groomers and pet-grooming facilities; Pet-handlers and pet-transporters; Pet-training services; Tailors and dry cleaners; Sun-tanning services; Massage therapists, non-healthcare settings

Places of Worship - Updated June 4, 2020

  • Safer at Home - Worship Guidance webpage

Restaurants & Food Services

Retail - Updated June 5, 2020

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS - 50% capacity and/or capacity that enables the retailer to implement the mandatory practices for their type of business.

This guidance is for: Appliance stores; Customer-facing financial institutions; Thrift shops; Apothecaries; Vape and cigar shops (for retail only, not on-site consumption); Craft stores; Sporting goods retailers; Boutiques; Motor vehicle dealerships; Liquor stores; Marijuana dispensaries; Large retail, department, discount, or outlets stores, provided that the entrance/exit opens to the outdoors and not an indoor common hallway. This guidance is not for: Indoor malls. 

Retail - Grocery

Short-term Rentals

  • Safer at Home - Short-term Rentals webpage