Message from the Mayor: Coloradoans Asked to Wear Facemasks
Dear Louisville Residents,
Yesterday Governor Polis asked all Coloradoans to wear cloth, non-medical facemasks when outside of the home. This applies to essential activities like getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication and engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running while practicing social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet from others. You can use a bandana, scarf or if you would like ideas for making a mask, there are a number of websites with tips and patterns like www.coloradomaskproject.com.
Facemasks should be washed in a washing machine with hot water and detergent (or 10% bleach and water mix) when you return home and hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We’ll continue to share information as we receive it from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Boulder County Public Health.
By wearing a mask outside of the home, you are helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. I strongly urge all Louisville residents to abide by the Governor’s request and wear a mask when outside the home.
We are still under the order from Governor Polis to stay at home. All persons should stay at home and conduct only essential activities. Also please remember to protect yourself by doing the following:
- Stay at home the maximum extent that you can.
- If you are sick, stay home. Contact a healthcare provider 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.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Practice social distancing and avoid close contact with others (within 6 feet).
If you have questions about the order or other topics related to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/. If you still have questions, you can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For human and social services-related issues, call 2-1-1. You can also call the Boulder County Call Center at 720-776-0822. Please note that specific legal guidance cannot be provided. The Center is open 8 am–8 pm, 7 days a week.
You can submit reports of violations of the stay at home order to Boulder County at https://bouldercounty.wufoo.com/forms/z1kb0mgd1xx03yf/. You can also submit violation reports to the Colorado Attorney General is taking reports of violations at email@example.com.
The City is updating information daily at www.louisvilleco.gov/covid19. We also have information about community resources at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/coronavirus-update/community-resources and additional information for local businesses at https://www.louisvilleco.gov/business/economic-development/services.
Please remember to comply with all public health directives and stay at home to do our part to help slow the spread. Thanks to the Louisville community for your support during this time!
Mayor Ashley Stolzmann