Westminster extends COVID-19 declaration

Offices and facilities remain closed, events canceled while City Council considers remote meetings with residents

Staff Report
Posted 3/18/20

Saying that emergency services and City utilities would continue, City Councilors voted to extend a declaration of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison signed an …

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Westminster extends COVID-19 declaration

Offices and facilities remain closed, events canceled while City Council considers remote meetings with residents

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Saying that emergency services and City utilities would continue, City Councilors voted to extend a declaration of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison signed an emergency declaration on March 12 that was due to expire March 19.
 The City Council met March 16, voting to extend that emergency declaration beyond a week, according to Westminster's Communication Manager Ryan Hegreness. 
Hegreness said councilors are considering ways to have remote City Council meetings, allowing residents to phone in or log on via the Internet.
In a video the city posted to Youtube March 17, Atchison urged residents to be patient.
"We will ask you to think about where you are going in the public, reduce your risk and use common sense," Atchison said. "We also ask you not to go into panic buying. Our stores will be replenishing store shelves and stock as quickly as possible on a nightly basis. Hoarding is not a good idea. Please use common sense on this adn get what you need but remember they are restocking shelves on a daily basis."
City Recreation and other facilities are closed and City Hall was closed March 17 until further notice. Municipal court is closed as well, however people with questions about parking or traffic tickets or other issues can call the court staff Monday through Thursday between  7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 303 658-2250.
All programs, activities and special events have been canceled as well.
City parks remain open to the public to visit, but outdoor venues, like park pavilions, cannot be rented for special gatherings at least until April 15. All Westminster libraries are closed and the outdoor book drops are closed as well. Due dates for books or other materials have been extended indefinitely.

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