April 28, 2020
Dear Residents and Business Owners:
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has extended the governor’s stay at home order to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This new order now runs through May 8th, 2020. Jeffco residents are required to stay home unless obtaining food and necessities, going to and from critical businesses (and non-critical businesses offering curbside pickup), seeking medical care, and caring for themselves, their dependents, pets, and vulnerable people.
Under Jefferson County’s new order, critical businesses such as supermarkets, pet stores, medical clinics, emergency/police services, veterinarians, liquor stores and dispensaries (among others) will remain open, so long as social distancing, face mask wearing, and other cleanliness rules are observed.
This new county order also allows non-critical businesses to begin offering curbside pickup and delivery
through May 8, 2020, subject to the requirements listed below. In addition, JCPH is allowing elective medical, dental, and veterinary procedures, subject to practitioners (and the public) wearing protective gear to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
On behalf of the Town, I’m directing residents to heed JCPH’s order to stay home, as well as their advice to wear a mask in public. To stop Covid-19 from devastating our families and communities, we must all do our part. Accordingly, I’m requesting all residents and businesses to do the following:
- Please stay home as much as possible. Cabin fever is real, but so are Zoom, Facebook, Instagram and Tik-Tok.
- Please maintain a minimum six-foot distance between yourself and others.
- Please limit your number of shopping trips. If we don’t panic buy. there’ll be ample food, supplies and toiletries for everyone, including our less mobile, less fortunate and less healthy neighbors.
- Please alter your walking routine and times, so that our sidewalks don’t become transmission points for Covid-19.
- I’ve directed the closure of the Town playground and basketball court.
- Our restaurants have closed their lobbies to dine-in service. Please continue ordering local delivery or take out, so when this crisis passes, our local restaurants will still be here.
- We’re not shutting down any of the Town’s businesses today. In order to stay open, however, businesses must implement 6-foot social distancing and Colorado state/CDPHE cleaning rules. I’m also asking them to post signage requesting that their customers wear masks.
- Our police department is here 24-7. Please call 303-425-1748 to report minor incidents. (or 911 for emergencies).
- Please don’t host or attend social gatherings: Maintain a safe 6-foot social distance with others.
Let’s all do our part to keep the community safe.
Glenn Levy, Mayor