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COVID-19

 

Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, the city never stopped operating. City staff will continue to respond to residents' calls and emails, process business permits, perform inspections, ensure public safety, maintain quality drinking water and many other essential city services.

COVID-19 Testing 

The State of Colorado has established a COVID-19 testing site at Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights. The site will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September with the possibility of an extension based on community need. 

Westminster residents without insurance or people experiencing homelessness can also visit the COVID-19 rapid testing site at The MAC Recreation Center at 3295 West 72nd Avenue or the former Adams County Human Services building, located at 7190 Colorado Blvd. in Commerce City.

Face Covering Resolution And public health orders

With the number of cases of COVID-19 on the rise, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 138 and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) issued Public Health Order 20-008 requiring face coverings in public settings. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has kept their public health order in place mandating face coverings in public settings when unable to maintain six foot social distancing. 

Westminster City Council passed a similar face covering resolution on May 11 requiring all people three years and older, who are medically able, to wear a non-medical, cloth face covering in local businesses or outdoors when social distancing is not possible. This resolution is still in effect.

These public health orders mean that, when in Westminster, people three years and older, who are medically able, are required to wear a non-medical, cloth face covering in local businesses or outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

Learn more about these public health orders.

Facility Reopenings

City staff are taking a measured approach to reopening city facilities, which is happening gradually following the end of counties' extended Stay-at-Home orders. Please see the chart below, which will be updated as municipal facilities open

 



 

If you have questions related to COVID-19 and city response, city services or other issues, please email covid19@cityofwestminster.us

Closures and Cancellations

In a proactive effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Westminster, the following closures and cancellations are in effect:

 


Effective Tuesday, March 17, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Passport appointments are currently suspended. If the closure of City Hall on Tuesday presents a substantial hardship, please call 303-658-2400 during business hours for assistance or direction.

Effective Saturday, March 14, all Park, Recreation and Library facilities are closed to the public until further notice. City parks and open spaces remain open to self-directed activities only.

Rentals

Along with facility closures, we are no longer accepting venue rentals (including outdoor pavilions) until further notice.

Standley Lake Regional Park

All park equipment and structures, including playgrounds, picnic areas, grills, basketball courts, tennis courts, and other areas conducive to public gatherings, are CLOSED as of March 25.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, camping and lake access for watercraft will NOT be opening on May 1. The use of personal paddle craft (including paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, inflatable rafts, or tubes) is prohibited. Staff is currently evaluating options to safely open access to camping and the lake at a later time.

Special Events

Following state and federal recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Egg Hunt has been canceled, and the Great Global Cleanup has been postponed. All tickets to the Adult Egg Hunt will be refunded. We hope to reschedule the Great Global Cleanup once it is safe to do so. At this time, all remaining events are currently being evaluated, and we will provide updates as soon as we can.

Limb Recycling

Due to the unexpected cancellation of Saturday’s (March 14) tree limb recycling event, we are offering a self-serve tree limb drop-off for Westminster residents from Tuesday, March 17 to Friday, March 20. The drop off is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at 10001 Alkire St., Arvada, CO 80005. Tree limbs and shrubs only (no fencing, decking, dirt, sod, etc.). Free mulch is available; bring your own containers, or self-load into the back of your truck.

Snow Removal

City snow removal operations will continue and maintain the same level of service. A lesser priority will be placed on snow removal at facilities that have been temporarily closed to the public. 

Water Features and Splash Pads

All water features and splash pads will remain closed until further notice.

Virtual Programming

Even though our programs, events, and activities are cancelled, we are offering virtual events and activities that can be done at home via the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Facebook page, including fitness classes, nature education, golf tips, story times, book reviews, craft activities, and more!

Parks and Recreation Hotline

Have a parks, open space, social distancing, or recreation-related question that is important, but not an emergency? Wondering which city facilities are currently open and when? Call our parks and recreation hotline 7 days a week at 303-658-2902. If we miss your call, leave us a voicemail. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

Effective Saturday, March 14, all programs and events, both indoor and outdoor, are suspended until further notice. This includes the March 17 St. Patrick's Day event at the MAC, the March 18 Water and Sewer Rate Open House and the Spring 2020 Citizens Police Academy.


4th of July Celebration

We are saddened to announce that the city’s annual 4th of July fireworks event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 public health crisis and the state’s ban on large gatherings. However, stay tuned for an announcement in the coming days about a week-long virtual celebration we’ll be hosting the week of July 4 on the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Facebook page!

Virtual Programming

Even though our face-to-face programs, events and activities are canceled, we are offering virtual events and activities that can be done at home via the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Facebook page, including fitness classes, nature education, golf tips, story times, book reviews, craft activities, and more!

Parks and Recreation Hotline

Have a parks, open space, social distancing, or recreation-related question that is important, but not an emergency? Wondering which city facilities and amenities are currently open and when? Call our parks and recreation hotline 7 days a week at 303-658-2902. If we miss your call, leave us a voicemail. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Some city facilities set to reopen in phases

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