Visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage for resources and information: cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19
City Council approves a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency on March 17
March 16, 2020: In response to health department requests to continue advocating for good social distancing practices, the Lafayette City Hall and Lafayette Police Department will be closed to the general public beginning March 16 at Noon. All other city facilities were previously closed to the public on March 13. Meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. View City closures and cancellations.
The City will continue providing essential services to the community including public safety, water utilities, and general operations. Non-essential city employees will work remotely for at least the next 2 weeks. Many city services are available online. Please visit the City website or cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19 for additional information and updates.
These actions are being taken in an effort to limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19 in our community to the highest extent possible, while also continuing to provide essential city services. The City will continue to monitor emerging developments and directives from state and local agencies in order to determine if additional measures are needed. We are in constant communication with state and local health departments and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.
Community members are urged to continue practicing healthy habits, exercising social distancing, and seeking medical advice by calling CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. Email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English and Spanish. Additional resources from the Colorado and Boulder County Health Departments and the CDC may be found on the City’s website: cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19.
We will continue to provide communication and updates on our website www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.
March 15, 2020: While COVID-19 disease investigations are still being conducted, it is clear that there has been exposure from national and international travel, and from ski areas in Colorado where there is known to be local transmission occurring. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is asking people who visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, or Gunnison counties in the past week to minimize contact with others. Boulder County Public Health strongly recommends all residents stay home as much as possible.
“Never before has it been more important to heed the call to stay away from others outside of your household as much as you can,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health director. “It is vital that everyone be diligent about social distancing.”
“We are at a local turning point; COVID-19 is in our community” said Carol Helwig, Boulder County Public Health communicable disease program manager. “We need everyone to do their part in order to get ahead of this and to prevent overwhelming our healthcare system.”
Public Health officials ask residents to practice social distancing, including:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Stay home or in a comparable setting as much as possible: work from home if possible; if you can’t work from home, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and your coworkers or customers.
- Only go to public spaces for necessities such as groceries and the pharmacy.
- Continue healthy, non-group activities like walking, hiking, jogging, cycling and other activities that maintain distance from other people.
- Don’t gather in group settings; avoid gatherings larger than 10 people.
- Maintain distance (approximately 6 feet) from others.
- ... view additional social distancing recommendations at https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/#social-distancing
Anyone feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath) should:
- Stay home, except to get medical care.
- If you have a medical appointment, call ahead and tell them what your symptoms are. Otherwise:
- Restrict activities outside your home.
- Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
- Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- ... view additional guidance for people with symptoms
Boulder County Public Health is coordinating with other local public health agencies, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Residents can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for more information and ask questions about COVID-19 or visit boco.org/covid-19.
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