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Health & Safety at the Steamboat Food & Wine Festival

Steamboat Food & Wine Festival, October 1-4

COVID Mitigation Plan

Updated 23 July 2020


Steamboat Food & Wine Festival will comply with all Colorado & Routt County (and associated variances) health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.

General Participant Health
  • Masks will be required for entrance to all events.
  • A COVID health assessment will be sent to all registered guests in advance. Walk-up guests must complete the form on-site.
  • Masks will be required for all vendors and employees, volunteers.
  • If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among patrons or employees, Steamboat Food & Wine Festival will notify and cooperate with the local public health agency on next steps.
  • When possible, events will be hosted outdoors. For indoor events, as much ventilation as possible will be in place (windows, doors).
List of Events
Opening Night: Theater / Film Screening
  • Masks will be required for entrance.
  • Theater seats between family/group pods will be blocked off to maintain physical distancing between groups.
  • Food and beverage samples will be plated and poured by staff into one-time use serving containers.
Seminars/Demos/Dinners
  • Masks will be required for entrance.
  • These smaller events will be spaced to comply with requirements and associated variances in Routt County, to allow individuals or family pods to remain distanced.
  • Capacities have been set to ensure appropriate spacing is taken into consideration.
  • Individual glasses will be used for each wine sample, no re-pours will occur.
  • Any food will be pre-plated and served by gloved and masked staff and not presented as shared.
Grand Tasting
  • The highlight event has been broken into two, small-sized in-person gatherings that are organized/laid out to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Masks will be required for entrance.
  • Masks will be required for all vendors and employees.
  • SFWF will require all vendors and employees to monitor symptoms, maintain physical distancing, and the load-in/load out will occur at staggered times.
  • PPE and hand washing/gloves change will be scheduled at regular intervals for employees and vendors.
  • High touch areas will be sanitized during fixed intervals before, during, and after all events.
  • There will be no shared items.
  • There will be no self-service food, drink, utensils, or condiment stations.
  • Patrons will be able to reserve tables for their groups, in appropriately distanced spacing.
  • Food service at the Grand Tasting will be served and pre- plated, consumed at reserved tables.
  • Patrons will be able to taste beer and spirits at the purveyor tables in single-serve, disposable glasses.
  • In addition, each patron will receive 3 tokens good for one half glass of wine or beverage of choice to take to their table, so they can sit and enjoy their food and drink.
  • Every effort will be made to minimize contact between guest and staff (physical space, physical distancing (current with recommended state physical distancing practices)
  • Event diagrams will be prepared prior to event, reflecting physical distancing markers (current with most up-to-date state practices)
  • SFWF will provide floor markers/graphics for queuing areas
  • SFWF will provide signage for physical distancing practices
  • Specific direction, i.e, ingress and egress will be provided for entry and exits
  • Patrons will follow a one way traffic flow.
  • COVID-19 signage will be placed throughout event (Identify signs of illness, handwashing/hand sanitizer, appropriate mask use, physical distancing)
  • Handwashing stations/sanitizer will be provided throughout event