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A complete list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Eagle County

March 24 update: Eagle County has reported 44 outbreaks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vail Daily has reported on some of these outbreaks with individual stories, but to provide a more complete picture of Eagle County’s coronavirus trajectory, we’re collecting the full list here, with details on each outbreak.

We’ll continue to update this list weekly as the state reports new active outbreaks and closes the reporting on others. To see the current status of each outbreak, visit the state’s outbreak data webpage.

Just because an outbreak is listed as active on the state’s webpage doesn’t mean it’s ongoing, since the state only updates the database once a week.



Eagle County uses the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s definition of an outbreak, which is two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among a nonhousehold group with onset of symptoms in 14 days. 

That definition excludes things like the school district moving targeted students and staff to remote learning after a positive COVID-19 test as a precaution. Those measures have, in fact, prevented outbreaks and virus transmission.



Anyone who thinks they’ve been exposed to the virus can be tested at one of seven testing sites in the Eagle River Valley as well as testing sites in the Roaring Fork Valley for those living in Basalt and El Jebel. To find the nearest site to you and a list of providers, click here. For more information on coronavirus in Eagle County, go to ecemergency.org.

March

Battle Mountain High School: 3 cases

Three students at the high school in Edwards tested positive. The outbreak was first reported on March 16.



Ace Hardware in Gypsum: 2 cases

Two employees at the store tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak was first reported on March 9.

Eagle Valley High School: 7 cases

Four students at the high school in Gypsum initially tested positive and seven students in total have tested positive since the outbreak was first reported on March 1.

Vail Valley Jet Center: 2 cases

Two employees at the jet center in Gypsum tested positive. The outbreak was first reported on March 1.

Vail Volleyball Club: 6 cases

Five players in the club program tested positive initially and another has since tested positive since the outbreak was first reported on March 1.

February

Vail Christian High School: 4 cases

Four students at the high school in Edwards tested positive. The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 9.

Red Hill Elementary School: 5 cases

Five staff members at the middle school tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 5.

December

Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation Center: 23 cases

The outbreak at Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation in Eagle started with five infected residents and grew to 15 infected residents with five staff members also testing positive, though there have been no new infections since Dec. 8. The outbreak was first reported by the state on Dec. 2. Two residents died as a result of contracting COVID-19. The outbreak was considered closed on Jan 5.

Gypsum Creek Middle School: 4 cases

Four students at the middle school tested positive through lab results and a fourth is probable though lab results have not been confirmed. The outbreak was first reported on Dec. 1.

November

All Points North Lodge: 22 cases

Fourteen residents at the Cordillera behavioral health treatment facility tested positive through lab results while eight staff members tested positive and another is probable though lab results have not been confirmed. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 25. It was considered closed by Dec. 7.

Manor Vail Lodge: 2 cases

Two employees at the lodge tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 23. It was considered resolved by Dec. 20.

McDonald’s Vail: 2 cases

Two employees at the restaurant tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 17. It was considered resolved by Dec. 15.

Lozano’s Welding: 6 cases

Six employees at the construction company/contractor tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 20. It was considered resolved by Dec. 17.

Schofield Excavation: 3 cases

Three employees at the construction company/contractor tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 16. It was considered resolved by Nov. 24.

Vail Mountain lift operations: 4 cases

Four Vail Resorts employees working lift ops tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 15.

Beaver Creek Ski Rentals: 3 cases

Three employees at the Beaver Creek businesses tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 15.

Zehren and Associates: 2 cases

Two employees at the architecture firm in Avon tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 11. It was considered closed by Dec. 8.

Town of Eagle Public Works: 4 cases

Four employees for the town’s public works department tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 11. It was considered resolved by Dec. 17.

Lululemon Vail: 2 cases

Two employees at the Vail retailer tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 10. It was considered closed by Dec. 4.

Shaeffer Hyde Construction: 4 cases

Four employees at the construction company/contractor tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 10. It was considered closed by Dec. 9.

Westin Riverfront Hotel: 2 cases

Two employees at the Avon hotel tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 9. It was considered closed by Dec. 7.

Moe’s Original BBQ: 5 cases

Five employees at the Vail restaurant tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 4. It was considered resolved by Dec. 2.

Starbucks in Avon: 2 cases

The Starbucks on Hurd Lane in Avon was temporarily closed for deep cleaning and reopened with reduced hours after an employee at the store tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees total have tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported Nov. 7. It was considered resolved by Dec. 8.

Walmart: 3 cases

Three store workers tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 3. It was considered closed by Nov. 29.

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy: 2 cases

Eagle County Schools notified parents of Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy students on the evening of Nov. 2 that the school would transition to remote learning for 14 days due to COVID-19. Public health officials have identified that this is the first and only case of COVID-19 transmission occurring at a school and between a teacher and student. The teacher was asymptomatic and was not confirmed positive until after a student tested positive, the district reported. It was considered closed by Nov. 29.

Vendetta’s Vail: 3 cases

Three employees at the Vail Village pizzeria tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Nov. 1. It was considered closed by Dec. 12.

October

Burger King: 2 cases

Two employees tested positive through lab results, although it’s unclear at which location the outbreak was reported. The outbreak was first reported on Oct. 28. It was considered closed by Dec. 1.

Northside Kitchen: 3 cases

Three employees at the Avon restaurant tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Oct. 6. It was considered closed by Nov. 2.

The Assembly in Eagle: 2 cases

Two employees at the restaurant in Eagle Ranch tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Oct. 5. The outbreak was considered closed on Oct. 30.

September

Vail Health: 8 cases

Eight employees at the hospital in the housekeeping department tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Sept. 26. During the course of its investigation, the hospital, in a statement, said the employees did not have any close contact with patients and that the first positive case was after an employee returned from personal travel.

Marriott’s StreamSide Evergreen at Vail: 3 cases

Three hotel employees tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Sept. 20. The outbreak was considered closed on Oct. 26.

August

GF Woods Construction: 2 cases

An outbreak at a construction site led to two workers testing positive through lab results. The outbreak was originally reported on Aug. 24. It was considered closed by Sept. 19.

Elam Construction: 3 cases

An outbreak at a construction site led to two workers testing positive through lab results and another worker considered probable due to self-reporting. The outbreak was originally reported on Aug. 20. It was considered closed by Sept. 28.

Battle Mountain High School: 2 cases

Battle Mountain High School reported that two support (non-teaching) staff members contracted the virus before the school year started.

The outbreak was originally reported on Aug. 19. The outbreak was considered closed by Sept. 11.

The Home Depot: 4 cases

Four employees at the home improvement store in Avon tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Aug. 19.

The outbreak was considered closed on Aug. 31.

Qdoba: 4 cases

Four employees at the West Vail restaurant tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on Aug. 4.

The outbreak was considered closed on Aug. 21.

July

Mountain Organic Landscaping: 5 cases

Five employees tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on July 30.

The outbreak was considered closed by Aug. 25.

High Country Kombucha/Rocky Mountain Cultures: 10 cases

Nine staffers at the beverage production and distribution facility in Eagle tested positive through lab results while one more was considered probable due to self-reporting. The outbreak was first reported on July 24.

The outbreak was considered closed Aug. 27.

Meridian Fire and Security LLC: 2 cases

Two employees tested positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on July 29.

The outbreak was considered closed by Aug. 26.

Ground Control Concrete: 4 cases

Four concrete workers weree considered probable for the virus due to self-reporting.

The outbreak was first reported on July 16. The outbreak was considered closed by Aug. 4

June

Walmart: 11 cases

Eleven store workers testing positive through lab results. The outbreak was first reported on June 24.

The outbreak was considered closed by Aug. 18.

City Market in El Jebel: 12 cases

An outbreak was first reported at the City Market in El Jebel on June 8, with six store workers testing positive following lab testing and another six store workers considered probable due to self-reporting.

The outbreak was considered closed by July 14.

City Market in Eagle: 4 cases

The outbreak was first reported on June 8 with four store workers testing positive for the virus through lab results.

The outbreak was considered closed by July 14.

May

Castle Peak Senior Life: 7 cases

A resident at the senior care facility in Eagle died after contracting the virus, leading to testing of all residents and staff members. In total, four residents and three staff members contracted the virus.

The outbreak was originally reported on May 8.

It was considered closed by June 8.


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