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City Response to COVID-19

In response to an ever-increasing percentage of Coloradans receiving vaccinations against COVID-19, state and local government have begun slowly and cautiously relaxing some of the public health restrictions imposed in the wake of the pandemic. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 dial framework has evolved to allow individual counties to determine their own public health protocols.

As protocols change, the city has been working hard to return to normal services. On Monday, April 12, Westminster City Council returned to its first in-person meeting since March 2020. In addition, planning and preparations are underway in anticipation of all city employees returning to reopened city facilities on or around June 1.

City Manager Don Tripp and the entire leadership team are grateful for the hard work and successes achieved by city employees during these extraordinary times. Tripp recently highlighted staff successes during a presentation to Council on April 12. Achievements include:

·       Opened multiple COVID-19 testing sites for the community and employees

·       Continued vital city services by installing Plexiglas barriers and providing video conferencing options

·       Awarded $3.57 million through WestyRISE business grants

·       Worked with Adams and Jefferson counties to provide $625,000 in housing assistance to Westminster residents

·       Delivered more than 10,000 boxes of food and 9,400 local restaurant gift cards to families in need

To see more, view/download the presentation or watch the presentation on YouTube.

While the danger posed by COVID-19 is still very much present, there is reason to feel optimistic as a greater percentage of the population becomes fully vaccinated. In the meantime, please continue to follow all public health orders so we can beat this pandemic together.