Tri-County Health Department has implemented a Public Health Order requiring masks be worn by all patrons 2 years and up indoors in all businesses in Arapahoe County. The same order has been implemented in Jefferson, Adams and Denver Counties, effective Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022. A similar order has been in place in Boulder County since August and Larimer since mid-October.
The reason for the order is directly related to the decrease in available hospital beds across the Denver Metropolitan area and although Club Greenwood has been safely operating without masks for months, we are obligated to follow the order.
As the President of Club Greenwood and a founding Board member of the Colorado Fitness Coalition I have spent countless hours pleading for a mask exemption during exercise. We have worked tirelessly to have a conversation with TCHD Executive Director Dr. John Douglas to communicate how we can work together to ensure the health and well-being of our residents, both physically and mentally and I will not stop those efforts. Once again, the data shows no transmission of the virus at Club Greenwood therefore we are not and should not be considered high-risk.
The order does allow for a business to implement a voluntary Vaccine Verification Program using a policy that assures full vaccination of all employees, staff and guests up to 95% at any given time and would allow Club Greenwood to be exempt from the mask mandate. The order requires an application process that we will consider. Unfortunately, the application process has not been posted on the TCHD site at the time of this email leaving us with no alternative than to follow the mask mandate effective Wednesday morning. Once the application process is posted we will need to submit to TCHD for approval.
We realize this is not great news, but we are asking each of you to follow the order as written, please respect our staff members when they ask you to follow the order and hang in there with us.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and dedication and for working with us to keep Club Greenwood safe!