Message from the Mayor - Update on Order to Stay Home
Update: The Public Health Order issued by BCPH on March 25th has been rescinded following the formal adoption of the state’s order. You can learn more here: https://assets.bouldercounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bcph-sah-order-rescinding.pdf. The order from Governor Polis (Executive Order 17-20) is currently in effect and applies to all Colorado residents through April 11th. All individuals are asked to stay at home and businesses should implement work from home policies and delivery of goods to the greatest extent possible. Please refer to the order to see which businesses/operations are exempt as they are considered critical. If you have questions about the order, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs.
Dear Louisville Resident,
Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) has issued a Public Health Order asking residents to stay at home. The order goes into effect at 8 am on March 26th through April 17th. The intent of the order is to reduce the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the community and protect our health care facilities from being overwhelmed by cases. You can learn more about the order by watching this video from BCPH or visiting https://www.bouldercounty.org/news/three-metro-denver-public-health-departments-issue-stay-at-home-orders-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19/. These more restrictive measures are warranted by the escalation of the disease in just the last few days.
The order from BCPH requires that all individuals stay home and businesses implement work from home policies and delivery of goods to the greatest extent possible. Please refer to the order to see which businesses/operations are exempt as they are considered essential.
The order also calls for every effort to be made, by all persons, to conduct only those essential activities necessary to promote health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication and engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running while continuing to maintain strict social distancing practices (minimum of 6 feet from others). If you have questions about the order, please contact the BCPH Call Center at 720-776-0822 or view the COVID-19 information on BCPH’s website at www.boco.org/covid-19.
I personally would like to ask all Louisville residents to comply with this order. If we all do our part to protect those most at-risk (i.e. people who are 60 years and older, have underlying health conditions, have weakened immune systems or are pregnant), we can help slow the spread of the virus. We all know someone who is at-risk and needs our support. We can do this by complying with the order.
Also please remember to protect yourself by doing the following:
- Stay at home the maximum extent that you can (you can carry out essential tasks and provide essential services)
- If you are sick, stay home. Contact a health care provider for guidance if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Wash your hands frequently – remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Practice social distancing and avoid close contact with others (within 6 feet).
In an effort to encourage individuals not to congregate, the City has closed all Louisville playgrounds, the skate park, Community Dog Park, Davidson Mesa Dog Off-Leash Area, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic shelters and Louisville Sports Complex are closed until further notice. The City previously closed all other facilities like the Recreation & Senior Center, Library and City Hall, which remains in effect until further notice.
Please respect the City’s property during this time and stay on bike paths and sidewalks while recreating outdoors. Please refrain from walking on the golf course and other facilities not intended for public use.
The City will continue to provide essential services to the community, including emergency response, public safety, water utilities and snow removal services and maintenance and operations of critical functions. The Louisville Police Department asks that residents only make contact with the Police Department for essential issues and continue to practice social distancing in accordance with Boulder County Public Health guidelines (see below). In the case of an emergency, please continue to call 911.
The recent events have impacted many members of our community. If you are in need of support, please visit the City’s website at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/coronavirus-update/community-resources to learn more about community resources.
For more information, visit the City’s website at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/coronavirus-update. If you have questions, please contact Boulder County Public Health. 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.
Lastly I’d like to remind everyone that while this virus is serious, the majority of individuals who contract the virus will recover from the disease. Please remember to be Safer at Home and do our part to help slow the spread. Thanks to the Louisville community for your support during this very trying time!
Mayor Ashley Stolzmann