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Posted on: March 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lafayette city facilities closed until further notice.

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(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm) - Lafayette City Hall closing to the general public effective March 16 at Noon

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 public city facilities were previously closed to the public on March 13.  

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 www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19 for additional information and updates. 

City Council will hold their regular meeting on March 17 at City Hall.  Community members are strongly encouraged to watch the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 8 or online at www.cityoflafayette.com/StreamingVideo . Anyone desiring to provide public comment may submit written comments to Deputy City Clerk Susan Barker at susanba@cityoflafayette.com by 3:00pm on March 17. Comments received will be read aloud at the meeting during the public comment segment. 

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 or 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: www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19.

The following facilities are CLOSED until further notice:

  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
  • Lafayette Public Library
  • Lafayette Senior Center
  • The Collective Community Arts Center
  • Miners Museum
  • Mary Miller Theater
  • Indian Peaks Golf Course
  • Municipal Court is canceled. Defendants will be contacted directly.
  • Lafayette City Hall
  • Lafayette Police Department


(Updated March 12, 2020; 10:00pm)

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the positive COVID-19 case identified today on the CU Boulder Campus, and the closure of Boulder Valley School District this evening, the City of Lafayette has determined it is in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health and safety to close public City facilities.

Lafayette City Hall and the Lafayette Police Department lobby will remain OPEN to the public at this time.


Effective immediately, the following facilities are CLOSED until further notice;

  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
  • Lafayette Public Library
  • Lafayette Senior Center
  • The Collective Community Arts Center
  • Miners Museum
  • Mary Miller Theater
  • Indian Peaks Golf Course
  • Municipal Court is canceled. Defendants will be contacted directly.

Recommendation for the March 17,2020: City Council Meeting
As an alternate option to attending this meeting, community members are strongly encouraged to watch the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 8 or online at www.cityoflafayette.com/StreamingVideo. Anyone desiring to provide public comment may submit written comments the Deputy City Clerk Susan Barker at susanba@cityoflafayette.com by 3:00pm on March 17. Comments received will be read aloud at the meeting during the public comment segment.

The City will continue to monitor emerging developments in order to determine if additional measures are needed to assist in limiting the risk and spread of COVID-19. We urge community members to continue practicing healthy habits. Resources from the Colorado and Boulder County Health Departments and the CDC may be found on the City’s website: www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19 .

We will continue to provide communication and updates on our website www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.

(Updated March 12, 2020; 6:00pm)
Senior Center closure and Library and Recreation program cancellations due to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution, respect for public health, and efforts to keep our community safe, beginning March 13 through April 6, the City is canceling the following programs and services. In addition, because older adults are at a heightened risk for contracting COVID-19, the Lafayette Senior Center will be closed through April 6. At this time, all other City facilities will be open.

In this rapidly changing environment, the City will continue to communicate with the community and monitor emerging developments in order make further decisions and take additional measures to help limit the risk and spread of COVID-19.  We urge residents to continue healthy habits to proactively protect your health. Resources can be found on the City’s COVID-19 webpage:

www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID 


Lafayette Senior Center is CLOSED

  • The Shopping Loop will continue to run on Mondays and Wednesday as scheduled.
  • Resource coordination will continue. This includes assistance and referrals for housing, transportation needs, legal issues, various assistance systems navigation, etc.  Call 303-665-9052 or Dinah.pollard@cityoflafayette.com

Bob L. Burger Recreation Center programs:
The Recreation Center will contact registered participants with information regarding refunds.

  • Swim lessons canceled
  • Sports leagues canceled
  • Drop-in fitness classes canceled
  • All registered programs canceled

The following licensed programs at the Recreation Center are NOT canceled and will continue to be offered to registered participants. We are supporting the Boulder Valley School District in their efforts to keep students in school for as long as possible while maintaining and protecting the health and wellness of these children. Parents may elect to withdraw their child from any of these programs without penalty.   

  • Preschool – not canceled
  • BASE after school program - not canceled
  • Spring break camp - not canceled


Lafayette Public Library programs:

  • All library programs are canceled
  • Room reservations and rentals canceled
  • Homework Center canceled
  • AARP tax help canceled (AARP will call registered participants to reschedule)
  • Intercambio citizenship classes canceled
  • Makerspace canceled
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale canceled

Other programs and services:

  • All programs and classes at the Collective Community Arts Center are canceled.
  • Municipal Court is canceled. Defendants will be contacted directly.
  • All public meetings, with the exception of City Council meetings, are canceled.

(MARCH 11, 2020) These events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution and respect for public health, the City of Lafayette is evaluating the necessity of holding certain public meetings in light of COVID-19. If a public gathering is not critical to municipal operations, the City will be cancelling or indefinitely postponing the event.

Postponed meetings will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • March 12: Public reception for the Deputy City Administrator candidates
    Attendees are asked to have a heightened sense of public health awareness if planning to attend this event. As an alternate option to attending the reception, community members are invited to view candidate resumes online and submit input on a preferred candidate to the Deputy City Clerk Susan Barker at susanba@cityoflafayette.com.
  • March 12 - Wilson Gardens Informational Meeting - canceled
  • March 14: Chat with City Council Event- canceled
  • March 14: Legacy Lafayette Community Meeting - postponed; rescheduled date to be determined
  • March 14: 12x12 Arts! Ball – postponed; rescheduled date to be determined
  • March 16: 700 Block of S. Public Road redevelopment presentation- postponed; rescheduled date to be determined.
  • March 17: City Council Meeting
    As an alternate option to attending this meeting, community members are encouraged to watch the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 8 or online at www.cityoflafayette.com/StreamingVideo. Anyone desiring to provide public comment may submit written comments the Deputy City Clerk Susan Barker at susanba@cityoflafayette.com by 3:00pm on March 17. Comments received will be read aloud at the meeting during the public comment segment.

“Our top priority is to protect public health and prevent the spread of this virus,” said Mayor Jamie Harkins. “With additional testing resources now available from the state, it is anticipated more cases will be diagnosed. We must be proactive early in order to limit exposure to all members of our community, especially the most vulnerable among us."

On March 10, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has now opened a drive-up lab at their facility at 8100 E Lowry Blvd. in Denver, to test anyone with an order from their doctor stating they meet the criteria for testing.

The City has published a variety of resources, news, and information at www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID. Updated information will be posted here. 

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