Dear Lafayette community -
First and foremost, I hope this message finds you all safe, sound, and healthy.
On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Polis issued a statewide executive order
requiring Coloradans to stay at home and take extreme steps to avoid contact with people outside their household. According to this Order, which replaces Boulder County’s stay at home public health order, individuals may only leave their residences to perform essential activities
. If you do need to leave your home, you should always comply with the six-foot social distancing requirement, frequently wash hands, and cover coughs and sneezes. Critical businesses, outlined at covid19.colorado.gov
, may continue operating while maintaining a clean and safe work environment and complying with social distancing requirements. This Order is in place through April 11.
Because Coloradans know exercise is a beneficial physical and mental health activity, parks and trails are considered an essential activity. These amenities are open for recreational purposes with strict adherence to social distancing protocols. Playgrounds, the skatepark, the dog park, picnic areas, basketball courts, disc golf, and public restrooms will be closed in Lafayette due to high touch equipment and the potential for virus spread in those areas. It is important for users to maintain six-foot distancing and to refrain from gathering in groups.
We’ve been asked about enforcement. Lafayette police officers will approach violators and educate individuals and businesses with guidance on the proper observation of this Order. Please ensure you are limiting your trips to essential activities only, and practicing six-foot social distancing protocols whenever you are present in public areas.
Full details of the State’s Stay in Place Executive Order are available at covid19.colorado.gov
After reading through this Order, if you have questions or are unsure how you are affected in a specific situation, questions may be sent to CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or by email COHELP@RMPDC.org
Please be reassured that even though City facilities are currently closed to the public, staff is working, many remotely, to continue providing core municipal services such as public safety, water utilities, and essential operations. The City’s COVID webpage cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19
provides a list of options available to conduct City business electronically or by phone. This page also provides a wealth of resources for emergency aid, at-home online activities, a list of local businesses still operating, and more.
As this very fluid situation continues, we are committed to being accessible to residents and providing you with up-to-date information and resources
. It is so important right now for all of us to follow the public health requirement to stay at home, maintain social distancing, and limit exposure to others. This will keep our community safe and ultimately minimize the duration of this epidemic and the disruption to our daily lives.
In all of this, know that your City is here for you.
In health,Fritz Sprague
Lafayette City Administrator