Pursuant to the Jefferson County Health Order issued Oct. 8, everyone aged 2 and older must wear a face covering while indoors in all local government buildings within Jefferson County. This means that visitors and employees must wear a mask when inside all City facilities. Our facilities team is working to update signage and provide mask supplies to public areas to help visitors comply with the order. If you are planning a trip to a City facility, please wear a mask. Remember, all City services are available remotely.
From the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, recovery has been an important piece of the City's planning efforts, and a Recovery Team was established early on. The City continues to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic as conveyed by national, state and local health organizations, and in collaboration with its local and regional partners in order to help preserve the level of stability our community has achieved.
Currently, Jefferson County is experiencing substantial transmission of COVID-19 again, due to the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. We anticipate additional guidance in the coming weeks and months as kids return to school, we spend more time indoors during colder weather, and our understanding of the pandemic’s path evolves. In anticipation of future guidance, the City is exploring a variety of options to help stop the spread of the virus and preserve the progress we have made recovering from previous phases of the pandemic. Options include ways to help increase vaccination rates as well as mask wearing and physical distancing protocols.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Jefferson County Public Health recommended wearing a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, for people living in a community with substantial transmission, including Jefferson County. PLEASE NOTE: The City may begin requiring masks to access certain services, such as those involving larger indoor groups or children under the age of 12.
The City of Arvada is not a distributor of the vaccine; however, we are supporting residents by guiding them to the authoritative sources for vaccine distribution. The CDPHE is the central resource for information about the COVID-19 vaccine from a statewide perspective. Their website is updated regularly with information from CDPHE and the Governor’s Office. Visit Vaccine for Coloradans or call 1-877-268-2926 for vaccine-related questions.
Our Principles for Recovery
The City team continually uses our Recovery Principles to help guide our decision making including:
- We will continue to follow the advice of state and local health experts regarding physical distancing and other guidelines.
- The health, safety and well-being of our community and employees remains our top priority.
- The economic recovery of our community and organization is essential to long-term recovery.
- We are nimble and flexible in our planning and decision making as we respond to evolving circumstances.
- We are committed to working collaboratively and remaining aligned as a team in our recovery efforts.
- We will continue to involve the community in the recovery process, including the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce, seeking to understand varying comfort levels and abilities to embrace changes to physical distancing and activities.
- If facility closures are required, we will later reopen them in phases and with extreme caution and care.
Ask the City
- Email COVIDresponse@arvada.org
- Submit a ticket through Ask Arvada
Learn More: Regional and National Resources
- 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
- by City Manager