Adams County slates June 2 reopening

Offices to transition to longer days, four day week, temperature checks

Staff Report
Posted 5/26/20

Adams County will reopen most government offices June 2 while it transitions to a four day week. All county offices shut down beginning March 12, part of the government’s response to COVID-19. In …

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Adams County slates June 2 reopening

Offices to transition to longer days, four day week, temperature checks

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Adams County will reopen most government offices June 2 while it transitions to a four day week.

All county offices shut down beginning March 12, part of the government’s response to COVID-19.

In addition, the county will debut longer hours and Tuesday through Friday schedule.

Most county buildings - including the Government Center in Brighton, the Human Services Center on Pecos in Westminster and Motor Vehicle locations in Aurora and Westminster - will be closed on Mondays as the county transitions to the new schedule. Some departments and elected offices will maintain their current five-day week schedules.

County buildings will have expanded hours - from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - on Tuesdays through Fridays to serve residents, and county staff will work remotely on Mondays.

Residents are also encouraged to access county services online at adcogov.org to minimize in-person visits.

“This is an unprecedented time, and the safety and health of county residents and employees is always our top priority,” County Manager Raymond Gonzales said in a written statement. “When we re-open our facilities to the public, we will have several new measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus.”

All employees and residents entering county buildings will have their temperatures taken, and anyone registering a fever of 100.4 or higher, or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entrance. Anyone entering county buildings will be required to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart. The county will display signs outside entrances with these new requirements.

The four-day week is also meant to save money and the longer hours of operation should add flexibility to the county’s schedule for the community, according to the County Manager.

“We are piloting these new hours through the end of 2020,” Gonzales said. “At that point, we will review all data and input from residents and employees to determine if we will continue the four-day schedule.”

Residents can access Adams Online at adcogov.org, to take care of many county services. Those needing resources for aging adults, childcare, food security, healthcare, housing, small businesses, and unemployment during this time, please visit adamscountycovid19.org.

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