In response to Colorado's rising COVID-19 incidence rates, on July 16, Governor Polis announced a mask mandate. On July 24, Jefferson County Public Health, citing an increase in Jefferson County COVID-19 incidence rates, announced a similar but stricter mandate cautioning residents that Jefferson County is at risk of losing the variances that had allowed the easing of restrictions earlier in the pandemic. The City of Arvada continues to urge residents, businesses and visitors to follow the mandates set out by the state and local public health agencies, including the wearing of masks or face coverings whenever you are out of the house and following physical distancing guidelines standing at least six feet from other people.
The nation continues to be in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Arvada continues to evaluate and refine its approach to the rapidly changing situation focusing on the safety and well-being of the community.
- Continue to deliver core services such as water, public safety, street maintenance and others to Arvada residents and businesses.
- Responsibly manage the City’s resources, relying on our 10-year financial plan and healthy fund reserves to help weather the current economic uncertainty.
- Prepare and plan for recovery by working with local and regional partners such as the Chamber of Commerce, faith-based organizations and neighborhood leaders to support community safety, economic vitality, and physical and mental health.
- Provide timely information and opportunities for the community to be involved, especially focused on thriving during and after this unprecedented challenge.
Steps You Can Take
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends steps to protect yourself from respiratory infection and help control community spread of COVID-19:
- Wear masks or face coverings whenever you are out of the house: Mask guidance.
- Follow physical distancing guidelines by avoiding groups and standing at least six feet from other people.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face including your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid being around anyone with cold- or flu-like symptoms.
- If you are part of a vulnerable population, stay home except for essential activites.
- City of Arvada COVID-19 Recovery
- City Services Updates
- We Can Do This
- Neighboring During COVID
- City-related COVID updates at 720-898-7654
- Email COVIDresponse@arvada.org
- Submit a question through Ask Arvada
- Jefferson County Public Health
- Tri-County Health Department (serving Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties).
- Colorado 2-1-1
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Centers for Disease Control
Chronology of City Response to COVID-19
- In January 2020, following the recommendations of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the City began sharing infection prevention information with the community and City team members, providing additional training to employees and ensuring adequate supplies of safety materials were available. The City's continuity of service plans were also updated.
- On March 13, Arvada City Manager Mark Deven declared a State of Emergency to provide the City the flexibility to acquire and apply resources to support residents and partners.
- On March 16, the closure of all City facilities to the public was announced.
- On March 23, City Council voted to extend the State of Emergency to April 6. The City Manager has also extended the closure of City facilities through April 10. And Stay-at-Home orders were issued by the State of Colorado effective March 26 through April 11.
- On April 3, on behalf of the Arvada City Council and the City of Arvada team, Mayor Williams checked in with the community in this short video encouraging us all to work together during this challenging time.
- On Monday, April 20, the Arvada City Council hosted a remote public forum to discuss the City’s response to the ongoing health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The forum included service delivery updates from the City team, discussion of potential next steps, and questions and comments from the public.
- On April 26, Jefferson County Public Health issued a public health order extending a Stay-at-Home order in Jefferson County through May 8, 2020. The City of Arvada extended the closure of its government facilities through May 10.
- On May 4, the City of Arvada extended its emergency declaration and the closure of most City facilities to the public through May 30.
- On June 1, the City announced a phased reopening opening of City facilities.
- by City Manager