COVID-19 – Information and Updates

The Town of Jamestown is committed to keeping our Community SAFE.  Please visit this page for important news and updates on the Corona Virus.

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Update 5/21/20

Dear Residents,
While Ken Lenarcic stepped down as Mayor on May 4th, he has volunteered to continue to attend meetings with State and County officials and provide updates for the community. Please see his latest update below along with the current Safer At Home guidelines for special events, here. I know many people are wondering what this will mean for the 4th of July. The Town Board will discuss this at the next Board Meeting on June 1st.

The current Safer At Home order expires on May 27th, so we will provide another update late next week after we learn what the changes to restrictions will be.

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Warmly,

Tara

Tara Schoedinger
Mayor, Town of Jamestown
(o) 303-449-1806
(c) 303-731-9269

May 21, 2020 – Based on the present CDPH&E Safer at Home Order and Boulder County Health guidance.
Boulder County Public Health – Guidance to Municipal Communities
On May 15, 2020 the Boulder County Public Health issued guidance for local governmental entities, including municipalities, school districts, etc. The guidance documents are based on the State Public Health Order 20-28 (May 14th, 2020 version) which applies to all Colorado citizens and businesses.
Safer at Home: Under “Safer at Home” many non-essential businesses will reopen as well as some municipal facilities that were ordered closed under the Stay at Home Order. Safer at Home is based on three principles and is designed to control COVID-19 levels until effective treatments and vaccines are introduced.
• Adequate levels of testing.
• Contact tracing.
• Social Distancing, including use of facial covering, and limits on the size of any gathering.
Guidance for outdoor facilities – in Jamestown
Elysian Park and Town Square remain open. Recreational Facilities are open subject to Social Distancing (six feet) and Group Limits (ten persons).

Tennis Courts Non-Household Members Household Members Restrictions
Singles Tennis YES YES Do not touch equipment of non-household members
Doubles Tennis NO YES
Basketball NO GAMES YES Non-household members may shoot baskets or HORSE while maintaining social distancing
Pickleball YES YES Do not touch equipment of non-household members
Volleyball NO YES

(any equipment used must be properly sanitized and cannot be shared among non-household members)

CLOSED DURING SAFER AT HOME: Playgrounds (cannot be disinfected) Picnic Pavilions and any facility/area that may attract more than TEN persons.

Personal training sessions and classes are limited to four persons including the instructor.

Outdoor Special EVENTS: Weddings, and other small events limited to Ten people and social distancing. Any Special Event that attracts more than ten persons is prohibited. (See attached guidance)

Guidance for Indoor Public Facilities:
Town Hall Facilities are currently closed to the public.

Libraries may be reopened for Curb Service only. Patrons must stay in car. The building must be closed to the public. Returned books and materials must be quarantined for seven days. Social Distancing and disinfection of carts and materials required.
RECYCLE SATURDAYS: The May event was successful. 37 cars were unloaded within two hours. That is an average of about three minutes per car. The next Recycle Saturday is June 13th. Be sure to check our recycling plan before coming out as it may have changed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When do I have to wear a mask? Each person over the age of twelve (12) in Boulder County must wear a face covering whenever they are outside their residence (or car) and are unable to maintain, or are not maintaining a social distance of at least six feet from any persons not members of their household. The Boulder County Order was effective Saturday, May 9th (BCH order dated 5/2/20).

What is Social Distancing? To reduce the risk of disease transmission, individuals shall maintain at least a six-foot distance from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly clean high-touch surfaces, and not shake hands.

What is Contact Tracing? In the event that any person develops symptoms or tests positive for the virus, other individuals who may have been exposed to the sick person will be contacted and advised to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19. Collected information will not be reported to anyone unless a symptomatic person or a person tests positive.

What Happens Next? The Safer at Home Order expires on May 27th. There will be a new (4th revision) order out by then, possibly extending the present order but more likely there will be significant changes to the order, at least as they apply to businesses. It is possible that the number of persons permitted in a gathering could be increased. Also the Boulder County Facial Covering Order is set to be renewed (probable) on May 21st or 22nd.

Will there be a 4th of July Celebration this year? Under the present order festivals or any gathering of more than 10 persons is prohibited. The revised order may permit larger gatherings. We should know by June 1.

Will there be a Spring Cleanup this year? The spring cleanup has been postponed to September 19th. Like July 4th it is an occasion that would draw more than ten persons. It will depend upon the conditions in effect at that time.

 

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