City Declares Local Disaster Emergency in Response to COVID-19
The City of Louisville has declared a local disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the city. This action comes after careful consideration of the ongoing situation and is consistent with recommendations of Boulder County Public Health and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. The declaration can be viewed online at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=26483.
Mayor Ashley Stolzmann signed the disaster emergency declaration this morning, effective at 11:30 am on March 15, 2020. The declaration of local disaster emergency allows the City to access emergency funds, Federal and State assistance, adjustments to policies, procedures and ordinances to ensure the public’s health and welfare and remove barriers to support our timely response to this pandemic.
“Given the critical need for immediate response, this declaration positions the City to access additional resources to protect public health and safety and support the continuity of government during this challenging time,” stated Mayor Stolzmann.
As stated in the declaration, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread human and economic impacts to the City of Louisville and the cost and magnitude of responding to and recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may be far in excess of the City’s available resources. It is appropriate and in the interests of the public health and safety of the City and its residents to rapidly address community spread of COVID-19 and subsequent cascading impacts, such as economic distress, and to further protect the health and safety of the public declaring an emergency in the City of Louisville.
The City continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed. The following City facilities are currently closed until further notice: Recreation & Senior Center, the Library, the Museum and Arts Center. The decision to close these facilities was made in an effort to reduce community transmission of the virus consistent with recommendations from partner organizations.
Please note: the Police Department, City Hall and Coal Creek Golf Course remain open at this time. The Senior Meal Site will offer curbside service during this closure starting on March 16th. If you have questions, please call before visiting City facilities.
To view the list of cancelled or postponed events, visit the City's website and view the calendar at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/calendar. For cancelled or postponed events and programs at the Recreation & Senior Center, visit https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/recreation-senior-services. For an upcoming court date, visit https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/city-clerk-s-office/municipal-court.
You can find additional information on the City’s website at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/coronavirus-update. If you have questions, please contact Boulder County Public Health or the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. You can also call the Colorado Health Emergency Line at 1-877-462-2911 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers in English and Spanish.