Jefferson County Public Health has announced that the county will join Adams County in moving to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 Dial Framework, due to increasing cases, hospitalizations and rate of positive test results, all key indicators for how the virus is spreading in a community. The move to Level Orange will take effect Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. Among other guidelines, the Level Orange designation on the State’s dial means a reduction in capacity at many places of business including non-critical retail, manufacturing and restaurants.
The City urges the community to act now to prevent the move to a Stay at Home order, which would have a serious impact throughout our community. We urge community members to take personal responsibility for helping protect themselves, their families and the community. Practice the three Ws: wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands. Follow the advice of public health agencies: the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (https://covid19.colorado.gov), Jeffco Public Health (https://www.jeffco.us/3999/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19) and Tri-County Public Health (https://www.tchd.org/818/Coronavirus-COVID-19), which serves Arvadans who live in Adams County.
Furthermore, the City of Arvada continues to provide services remotely, and residents are strongly encouraged to access online or remote services whenever possible. The City will continue to adjust service delivery methods in order to meet the needs of the community while adhering to current public health orders. These and other actions continue to be part of the City’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). More information is available at arvada.org/COVID-19.
- by City Manager