Tentative City reopening dates – A message from the Mayor
Dear Louisville Residents,
Facial coverings in Louisville
Facial covering requirements in Louisville are covered by a City Ordinance, which expands upon the Boulder County Public Health Order. Starting Friday (May 8), facial coverings (i.e. a covering made of cloth that covers the nose and mouth) must be worn in public anywhere in Louisville where social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces, including offices and crowded trails. Additionally, facial coverings must be worn anytime you go into a business. Please visit the City’s COVID-19 website for details. Additional business guidance and signage will be available on the City’s Business Resource's website shortly.
Louisville residents have done a great job of wearing facial coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19 so let’s keep that up. As ever, if you’re having trouble getting a hold of a cloth, non-medical facemask, please consider the ideas on ColoradoMaskProject.com or get in touch with me.
Safer At Home
Because of your hard work slowing the spread of the virus, on Saturday (May 9), Boulder County will move into a Safer At Home phase. Residents are encouraged to read Boulder County’s Safer At Home Summary and visit Colorado’s Safer at Home website to familiarize themselves with the statewide order. The Safer At Home Order does not reopen all activity, for example, in-restaurant dining will still be closed.
When we move to Safer At Home, we still need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:
- staying at home as much as possible
- washing hands regularly
- wearing a facial covering
- practicing social distancing
People in groups at higher risk of COVID-19 should only leave home for medical care and essential activities and sick people should not go to work.
As a community, we need to do as good a job with Safer At Home as we did with Stay at Home in order to move to the next phase of gradual reopening, which would include in-restaurant dining. This is a marathon process and we need your help to stay on track.
Tentative City reopening dates and procedures
Based on current public health guidance, the City has decided some tentative dates and procedures for the gradual reopening of facilities. You can view details on the City’s website. We will continue to assess the situation based on state and county guidance and share updates. Dates are subject to change.
Thank you for continuing to do your part so we can get through this together as a community.
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Links and resources:
- The City’s COVID-19 website – The latest updates including contact information, community resources, details of City facilities closures, trail etiquette and rules, and free at-home resources for looking after your physical and mental health.
- Support Local – Visit the City’s Support Local website to find out how you can support our business community.
- Questions for Boulder County - You can call the Boulder County Call Center at 720-776-0822. The call center is currently open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm. Please note that specific legal guidance cannot be provided.
- More Information about Colorado’s Safer At Home Order – Visit the Colorado’s Safer At Home website. If you still have questions, call 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. Specific checklists are available on Boulder County’s website for business sectors.
- Report a violation of the City Ordinance on facial coverings – For non-urgent violations/concerns relating to the City’s facial coverings ordinance, please email CityofLouisvilleOrders@LouisvilleCO.gov
- Report a violation of a public health order – Reports can be submitted via the Boulder County website. Louisville specific calls are forwarded to the Louisville Police Department.
- The Colorado Mask Project – Research shows that DIY masks can help block the spread of COVID-19, especially by preventing people who are asymptomatically infected from spreading the disease unknowingly. Learn how to make a homemade mask and why it’s so important to wear one outside of the home on the Colorado Mask Project website. Share pictures of your creative mask projects on the City's Facebook page.
- Support for businesses – Visit the City’s Business Resources page for details of support available to local businesses.