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State eases restrictions down to COVID-19 level orange as of Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently directed the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to move any Colorado county in level red on the COVID-19 dial framework to level orange. The move to level orange affects the City of Westminster, which resides in both Jefferson and Adams Counties, both of which were in level red. The change to level orange went into effect on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

At level orange, the following capacity restrictions are in place:

  • 25% or 50 people at restaurants, places of worship and non-critical manufacturing
  • 25% at offices and retail
  • 25% or 25 people at gyms/fitness centers, personal services and limited health care settings

Events are limited to:

  • 25% or 50 people, whichever is fewer
  • 25% or 75 people, whichever is fewer
  • 25% or 10 people at outdoor-guided services
  • Virtual or outdoors in groups of less than 10 at group sports and camps

Personal gatherings will continue to be limited to 10 people from no more than two households--with face coverings and social distancing required indoors and when within six feet of others.

City facility restrictions due to the new health order:
  • Room capacities and class sizes at City Park Fitness Center, City Park Recreation Center, Swim and Fitness Center, and West View Recreation Center are increased to 25% or 25 people per room.
  • Irving Street and College Hill libraries will remain closed with curbside services still available and computer use by reservation only and limited based on social distancing.
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Course and Walnut Creek Golf Preserve restaurants will have capacity limited to 25% with last call at 10 p.m.
  • City Hall will remain closed to the public.

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State COVID-19 Dial Dashboard

The State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a COVID-19 Dial Dashboard to indicate levels of "openness" at the county level based on local conditions. Access the dashboard. Learn more about the dashboard here. 

COVID-19 Testing

The State of Colorado has established a FREE COVID-19 testing site at Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights. Visitors do not need an identification card, a social security number or insurance to get a test.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 12, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Mako Medical, the city opened a COVID-19 testing site that is FREE to the public. The testing site is located in Westminster Promenade's Fat Cats parking lot at 10685 Westminster Blvd. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly encouraged to reduce wait time.

Face Covering Resolution and public health orders

The State of Colorado, Jefferson and Adams counties and the City of Westminster currently have orders in place requiring face coverings.

Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 190 and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) issued Public Health Order 20-008 requiring face coverings in public settings. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has a public health order in place mandating face coverings in public settings when unable to maintain six foot social distancing. 

Westminster City Council passed a 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.

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.

 

Conversations with City Council

Hear from Mayor Herb Atchison about the regional efforts during COVID-19:

Learn more about the current state of education during COVID-19 from Councillor Kathryn Skulley:

Interested in the current status of small businesses in Westminster and what the City is doing to support these businesses? Learn more from Councillor Rich Seymour:

Learn more about mental health during COVID-19, resources available and the City's co-responder program from Councillor David DeMott:

Understand more about the current state of homelessness in Westminster and about the services being offered from Mayor Pro Tem Anita Seitz:

Councillor Lindsey Smith shares information about the current state of nutrition assistance in Westminster:

 

 

COVID-19 Chronicle

This special report is created monthly to provide a more in-depth look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the city’s finances. 

 

 

 

 







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 presents a substantial hardship, please call 303-658-2400 during business hours for assistance or direction.

Please see the Facility Reopenings chart above for the latest information on which facilities are currently open.

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.

Following state and federal recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, many of our events for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented crisis. Our top priority will always be the health and wellbeing of our residents. 

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.

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