What to Expect When you Visit

Last updated August 26, 2020

Many of the things you love about Park City are the same; the mountains, views, and abundant activities. However, many things have changed. Here are some things you should be aware of when planning your next trip to Park City, Utah.

The state of Utah has been in the “low risk” phase since May 22, 2020, allowing Summit County/Park City to reopen many businesses and attractions with certain safety measures in place. Summit Council Health Department issued a Face Covering Order which is in effect through January 8, 2021. 

As Park City continues to reopen, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit. We are here to welcome you with open arms (figuratively only right now) and ensure your visit can be fun, fulfilling, and safe. To help you navigate a trip to beautiful Park City, we have put together resources and guidelines so that you can make the most of your time here, whether you’re out exploring the mountains or hitting up the town. 

Face Coverings are Mandatory through 1/8/21

On August 26, 2020, The Face Covering Order was extended through January 8, 2021, with the following refinements:

  • Single-layer face coverings that can be seen through (such as buffs) and face coverings with two-way valves are not approved. N-95 or KN-95 masks with valves are approved for use.
  • Both of these face-covering types have been found to provide inadequate COVID-19 prevention in national studies. Duke University Mask Study
  • Board of Health findings regarding face coverings in Child Care & Exercise facilities appeals are included.

Face Covering must be worn when:

  • Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor space, which is open to members of the public.
  • Obtaining services from the healthcare industry in settings, including without limitation, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank, unless directed otherwise by a healthcare provider.
  • Employees, staff, or volunteers engaging in work, whether inside or outside at the workplace or performing work off-site, when: Interacting in-person with any member of the public; working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time; or working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution.
  • At all community gatherings, indoor or outdoor, which is defined as a gathering of over fifty (50) people in any one location.

Those Exempt from Face Covering Mandate include:

  • Individuals age two years or under.
  • Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
  • Individuals who are hearing impaired, or communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Individuals for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the individual related to their work, as determined by local, state or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
  • Individuals who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face-covering is necessary to perform the service.
  • Individuals who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking.
  • Individuals who are purchasing a product or receiving a service that requires identification may briefly remove a face covering, as necessary so that the retailer or service provider can verify identity.

Who Is Currently Open

Many Park City businesses and attractions are open and adhering to public health and safety guidelines. View the guide below to learn how you can explore Park City safely and responsibly. Remember, when we work together to stay safe, we can stay open.

Outdoor Recreation

Park City is known for over 400 miles of open trails for hiking and mountain biking.

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (e.g., walking, hiking, running, bicycling, hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, and maps.
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces.
  • Follow guidelines for state parks

Check out the full list of guides and outfitters that are currently open.

Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars

Many restaurants in Park City are open and available for dine-in eating. While restaurants welcome guests for dine-in, many continue to offer take-out delivery options as well.

  • Parties must be seated at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Customers may be asked to provide contact information to assist with contact tracing efforts. 
  • Takeout and curbside pickup options may continue.
  • Contactless payment is encouraged. 

View the full list of open restaurants.

Retail, Grocery, and Pharmacies

  • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more between customers and staff. 
  • One-way aisles created to support physical distancing.
  • Avoid bringing strollers and children into stores to allow more space for physical distancing.
  • Reusable bags and mugs are allowed.

Hotels and Accommodations

For visitors to Park City, there are many places to stay that can accommodate you.

  • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more in common areas. 
  • Symptomatic guests should stay in their rooms and alert staff.
  • Swimming pools, gyms, and fitness centers may open with frequent cleaning. 

View the full list of open hotels and accommodations.

Cultural Entertainment (Museums and Theatres)

Park City is also home to cultural entertainment like museums and theaters. Check out the full list of venues that are currently open.

  • Individual household groups must be seated 10-feet apart.
  • a 6-foot distance must be maintained in common areas.
  • Contactless payment, electronic tickets, and digital playbills are encouraged.

Salons, Spas, and Personal Services

  • Both the service provider and customer must wear face coverings.
  • Customers must have their symptoms checked before service is rendered.
  • No walk-ins allowed. Services by appointment only.
  • When services are not being directly provided all staff and customers must maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more.
  • Contactless payment encouraged. 

Gym and Fitness Centers

  • The number of patrons allowed at one time is limited based on the square footage of the facility.
  • Patrons must maintain a physical distance of at least 10 feet.
  • Lap pools are limited to 50% capacity, one swimmer per lane, congregating on the pool deck is not allowed.

Media Inquiries

I am a journalist with questions about the coronavirus' impact on Park City. Who should I contact?

All media inquiries should be sent to Dan Howard, Director of Communications, at the Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau.

Email Dan