Short Term Rental Operation Prohibited in Idaho Springs

On April 9, 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a Fourth Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements (Order 20-24).  Order 20-24, as updated on April 9th, extends the effectiveness of the State's Stay at Home Order until at least April 26, 2020.  It also provides further explanation and clarification of earlier editions of the Order.

Order 20-24 orders all individuals to "Stay at Home whenever possible" and permits people to leave their residences "only to perform or utilize Necessary Activities."  Order 20-24, as updated on April 9, requires all non-critical businesses to close even if such business can be conducted with a 50% reduction of in-person work force and in compliance with social distancing requirements.  Only "critical businesses" may continue to operate.

The list of "Critical Businesses" under Order 20-24 expressly excludes "homeowner rentals and privately owned residents for rent."  All City short-term rentals are privately-owned residences for rent.  

All activities related to short-term rentals at the Licensed Premises must cease.  Any failure to comply with Order 20-24 " constitutes an imminent threat to public health" and may result in enforcement action. All short-term rental activities for the duration of Order 20-24, as it exists today and as it may be extended by the State in the future.