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Restrictions tightened as city moved to Level Red in COVID-19 Dial framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an updated public health order that moves both Jefferson and Adams Counties to “Level Red – Severe Risk” in the COVID-19 dial framework. This order goes into effect Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.

Tri-County Health’s public health order, including a nighttime curfew in Adams County, is still in effect.

Social and retail changes under the level red requirements: 
  • Personal gatherings with people outside of your household are prohibited. 
  • Indoor dining at restaurants is prohibited. Use takeout, curbside or delivery options instead. Outdoor dining is permitted with those in your household. 
  • Both critical and non-critical retail are limited to 50% capacity.
  • Last call is at 8 p.m. 
  • Indoor events are closed.  
  • Outdoor events are permitted at 25% capacity, not to exceed 75 people. You may only attend with members of your own household and you must maintain at least six feet social distancing from non-household members.
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 being reduced to 10%, or 10 people per room. Refer to the Recreation Center reservation pages for specific details.
  • Irving Street and College Hill libraries’ curbside services will continue and computer use by reservation will limited to six people at a time.
  • Playgrounds and similar amenities are open for gatherings of fewer than 10 people. 
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Course and Walnut Creek Golf Preserve operational changes are limited to the restaurants with open-air dining only and last call at 8 p.m. The bars are closed.

Learn more

 

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.

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. **CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOV. 26 IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING**

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 24, the city is partnering with Adams County to provide free COVID-19 rapid tests for employees of businesses in Westminster and surrounding Adams County municipalities. The new testing program will take place on Tuesdays at the Front Range Community College (3645 West 112th Ave.) in the west parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Market Night still on this week

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