Facial Covering Ordinance Until August 30 – A message from the Mayor
Dear Louisville Residents,
On Tuesday night, City Council voted unanimously to extend the City Ordinance on Facial Coverings until August 30. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continue to emphasize the importance of facial coverings as we manage the spread of COVID-19 and keep our economy and society running.
The latest 5-day average of new COVID-19 cases is trending downward in Boulder County, which is good news. However, the numbers are still high and it therefore remains important that we continue all of the basic steps to reduce the spread of the virus: stay at least 6 feet from people not in your household, wear a facial covering to help protect those around you, and wash your hands. Thank you to everyone who continues to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Colorado’s Vast, Great Outdoors
Colorado’s current Public Health Order encourages Coloradans, including those in high risk groups, to explore our state’s millions of acres of accessible federal land, municipal parks, State parks, State and county open space, and other accessible areas that allow for stronger social distancing. However, local search and rescue teams are seeing an increase in novice hikers and recreationists needing rescued. Before heading out on any hikes, it is suggested that you plan ahead by checking out a resource like the free Boulder Area Trails App and follow these helpful tips from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
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Links and resources:
- Tune into the Mayor’s 2020 State of the City Presentation at 12 noon today (Thursday).
- Outdoor dining on the three pedestrianized blocks of Main Street is underway and more restaurants in and outside of downtown are offering outdoor dining. Visit the City’s website for details.
- Visit the Recreation & Senior Center’s Reopening website for details of their July 1 reopening.
- 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 email@example.com. 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.