Stay-At-Home Orders issued: As part of the region’s next steps in addressing this public health emergency, the State of Colorado issued Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders. The orders were effective March 26 at 8 a.m. until April 11, unless officials determine otherwise. For details about the State orders including State FAQs, visit covid19.colorado.gov.
On April 3, Governor Polis announced a state recommendation that everyone wear non-medical, cloth/fabric face covering when leaving their home. The City is evaluating this recommendation and methods for complying with it moving forward.
April 3: A Message from Mayor Williams
On behalf of the Arvada City Council and the City of Arvada team, Mayor Williams checks in with the community encouraging us all to work together during this challenging time. Hear more of what the Mayor has to say in this short video.
We Can Do This
Many of us are struggling during this uncertain time, but with the strengths of our community, there is no doubt 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. Along with the Mayor's message, we have launched a resource where our neighbors can share stories, tips and inspiration for thriving during this challenging time. Visit Speak Up Arvada #WeCanDoThis to join the conversation.
The City’s Approach
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. The City team continues to evaluate and refine its approach to the rapidly changing situation.
The City 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.
With that goal in mind, we have gathered together COVID-19 resources that address City-related impacts, FAQs and ways our community members can participate in being resilient during challenging times. These include:
We have also provided an information line at 720-898-7654 to keep you updated, and a dedicated email at COVIDresponse@arvada.org to respond to your questions. You may also send inquiries to Ask Arvada.
- by City Manager