Closure of City Buildings Extended Through April 19

The following is a press release from the city of Longmont and is published by Longmont Observer as a public service.


Based on continuing developments related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Colorado communities, as well as guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) orders issued by Governor Jared Polis and the St. Vrain Valley School District, the City of Longmont is extending the closure of all public buildings through April 19, 2020.

The City of Longmont is canceling all City-organized programs; community events and community meetings; all community programs; events and meetings organized by non-City entities that are held at City facilities; and all community rentals of City facilities, athletic fields and park shelters for public and private events, through and including Sunday, April 19.

City staff will periodically reassess these cancellations and closures and will adjust as needed to help ensure the health and safety of the Longmont community. The City will issue refunds or credits for City run cancelled programs, events and rentals.

The City continues to recommend physical distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the virus in our community, to protect our vulnerable populations, and to reduce the strain on our healthcare system. We are all key players in keeping our community safe, so please remember to stay home if you’re sick and as much as possible even if you aren’t, cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, and call your healthcare provider for advice if you have symptoms of COVID-19 including a sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

Learn more about how you can help partner agencies during the crisis and also where you can go to get help for yourself or loved ones.

Information is flowing rapidly; stay informed and prepared by registering for eNotifications to receive the latest updates from the City of Longmont, checking often, following the City on social media, and by registering for the EverBridge service for emergency notifications to your mobile device.

Residents who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for answers in many languages. Email for answers in English. You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) websites for more information on best practices. If you have upcoming travel plans, please visit the CDC’s website for the latest travel information.

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