As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Arvada has extended the closure of most City facilities to the public through May 30, 2020. The extension provides additional time for the City team to evaluate facilities and services to help ensure that physical distancing and other safety measures are in place to serve residents in-person and support onsite members of the City team. The Municipal Court and the PD substations are open with social distancing and other safety measures in place. For more information on the City's Recovery Plans, visit arvada.org/COVID-Recovery. Please note: This facilities closure extension does not apply to businesses in Arvada.
The City’s Approach
The City team continues to evaluate and refine its approach to the rapidly changing situation and will keep doing what it does best:
- Focusing on the safety and well-being of the community and the City team.
- Continuing 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.
- Preparing and planning for recovery now 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.
- Providing timely information and opportunities for the community to be involved, especially focused on thriving during and after this unprecedented challenge.
- 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.
We Can Do This
During this uncertain time, the strengths of our community are demonstrating that we truly can "do this." We can help stop the spread of the disease, care for ourselves and our neighbors, be kind, and perhaps even have fun. Visit Speak Up Arvada #WeCanDoThis to share and learn more.
- COVID-19 Recovery
- City Services Updates
- We Can Do This
- By telephone: iinformation hot line updated weekly at 720-898-7654
- Email questions to: COVIDresponse@arvada.org
- Submit questions at: Ask Arvada
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