Playgrounds and Recreation & Senior Center reopening plans – A message from the Mayor
Dear Louisville Residents,
At the end of last week, Governor Polis released guidelines for the reopening of indoor and outdoor recreation and places of worship. As a result, Louisville’s playgrounds, public restrooms, and park shelters will reopen tomorrow (Friday, June 12) with restrictions in place. The new rules are designed to keep our community safer so please review them and follow any signage.
Over the next few weeks, City staff will implement safety measures at the Recreation & Senior Center so that it can reopen on Wednesday, July 1. More details about the reopening will be available soon.
If you’ve been downtown in the last couple of days, you’ll have seen that three blocks of Main Street are closed to vehicles as we prepare for outdoor dining to start tomorrow (Friday, June 12). Before you head out, review the rules for dining out and remember to be patient and kind with restaurant staff. Remember that facial coverings are required.
Under Safer at Home, outdoor dining is one way to support Louisville’s local businesses, but everyone needs to make the decisions that are right for their households. People in high risk groups should continue to practice strict social distancing and stay home except for essential trips or to explore Colorado’s vast, great outdoors.
As restrictions continue to ease around the country, some states are seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. Let’s make Louisville and Boulder County the exception by wearing a facial covering, observing social distancing, and staying home when we’re sick.
Equality and racial justice in Louisville
I made a statement at last week’s City Council meeting (June 2), alongside other Councilmembers, about equality and racial justice in Louisville. You can read the City’s statement, including my comments, or watch the recording of last week’s meeting. If you have comments or questions, please reach out to me or another member of City Council.
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Links and resources:
- The Louisville Farmers Market is now open downtown on Saturdays with measures in place to protect our community. Visit their website for details.
- The Louisville Public Library’s curbside service has had a great response from patrons. Visit their website to find out how you can make holds and collect books. The library building itself remains closed to the public until further notice.
- City Hall remains closed for drop in services, but in-person appointments are available for limited hours.
- The City’s COVID-19 website – The latest updates including state and county links, reopening plans, contact information, community resources, trail etiquette and rules, and free at-home resources for looking after your physical and mental health.
- Safer at Home – Visit Colorado’s Safer at Home website for details. 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.
- 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.
- Facial coverings in Louisville – 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. 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 Mayor Stolzmann. Share pictures of your creative mask projects on the City's Facebook page.
- 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.
- Support Local – Visit the City’s Support Local website to find out how you can support our business community.
- Support for businesses – Visit the City’s Business Resources page for details of support available to local businesses.