News Flash


Posted on: March 26, 2020


Fraser Town Hall on a sunny day

Mayor Phillip Vandernail delivers a message regarding COVID-19 and our community.


In the midst of these challenging times, we are all feeling anxious and worried about our families, our jobs, our community, and our future. As the Mayor of Fraser, I share your concerns during these extremely challenging times and assure you that countless dedicated professionals and volunteers are working together for our community.

Today Governor Polis issued a Stay at Home Order, and our Grand County Incident Management Team issued a Stay at Home Advisory. These actions underscore how important it is that we all, as a community, work together to get through this crisis. I know there is a lot of information about the pandemic being shared throughout the media, but I encourage everyone to sign up for notifications directly from our Emergency Operations Center ( or find links on our website This will provide you with the most accurate and up to date information.

The pandemic is real, and the risk of overwhelming our health care system in Grand County is real. It’s up to all of us, individually and collectively as a community, to avoid that disaster. We need to respect the recommendations of our health care professionals during these difficult times. While the Stay at Home Order may seem overwhelming, there are responsible things we can do to continue our daily lives. We can take separate cars to go to the trailhead. We can limit our gatherings to less than 10 people. We can use virtual platforms for larger gatherings and meetings. We can remember that our essential service providers need our support too!

Pursuant to Governors Polis’s Stay at Home Order, effective March 26th, disposable bag fees in Fraser are suspended for 30 days. Our trash and recycling drop off facility, the Drop, will remain open.

Fraser has been called the “Icebox of the Nation.” It takes special people to call Fraser home; our community is tough. It’s resilient. We are fortunate to have people from all walks of life call Fraser home. Despite our diversity, we are stronger together as one than the collection of our individual spirits. I am so proud to serve as Mayor of this incredible community. As a community, we can and will get through this together.

Philip Vandernail

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