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Northglenn is Prepared

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Last updated: 4/3/20 4:30 p.m.

City of Northglenn facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Details here.

The City will follow State of Colorado and Tri-County Health Department public health orders and recommendations regarding closures, events/activities, and conducting business. As of 3/26/20 a Stay-At-Home order is in effect. Please see below for specific questions and links.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How is the City Responding to Coronavirus?
The City of Northglenn is taking precautions, including:
  • Following State of Colorado and Tri-County Health Department public health orders and recommendations and encouraging residents to do the same
  • Continuously messaging Northglenn residents on current COVID-19 impacts and actions
  • Closing facilities and cancelling events, programs and activities
  • Maintaining essential services like public safety, trash/recycling, water and wastewater
  • Providing additional hand-santizing areas and more disinfecting measures for staff in buildings
  • Keeping staff informed and reminding them of preventative measures; staff is working remotely if possible
  • Reviewing contingency plans in case an outbreak interferes with normal city operations
  • Maintaining close communication with our health department and other regional partners
  • Having regular status meetings with our emergency operations team
What if COVID-19 closures are affecting my income or business?
Please see this information:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus 

We are also doing our best to encourage residents to continue to support local businesses as much as possible and updating our COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page often. 
Where Can I Find Help and Accurate Information About Coronavirus?
Here are a few links from trusted sources that have information and resources to help:

What Can I Do to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus?

Please respect and follow all the State of Colorado public health orders  and Tri-County Health Department orders.

From the Colorado Department of Health and Environment:

  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from people that do not share your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children at home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Consider wearing a mask and gloves when outside your home.
What Should I Do If I Think I May Have the Coronavirus?
Contact your health care professional immediately and avoid public areas.
More information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
Is Coronavirus affecting schools?
Yes. Like the City of Northglenn, Adams 12 Five Star Schools  is addressing Coronavirus continously. 
It was announced on April 3 2020 that Adams 12 schools will continue with remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
https://www.adams12.org/

For more information, please call your child's school directly.
Should I cancel travel plans?
Is Coronavirus or the Colorado State of Emergency affecting Northglenn activities?
Yes.
  • Buildings are closed to the public and programs, meetings and events are cancelled until further notice.
  • Essential services like trash/recycling, water, wastewater, and public safety are operating. 
We are taking  precautions and monitoring the situation continuously. We also ask residents to stay home if you are feeling ill, please wash hands often (and well), and practice social distancing to help curb the spread of germs. Northglenn has plans in place to maintain continuous operations of critical services (police, water, wastewater, trash/recycling) during emergency situations. 

See https://www.northglenn.org/city_of_northglenn_coronavirus_operations.php for city services and operations information.
See https://www.northglenn.org/news_detail_T17_R314.php for the most recent city actions regarding COVID-19.
See https://northglenn.org/calendar.php for a list of all events that are cancelled.

State information can be found here: http://www.coemergency.com/
What if I have additional questions for the city?

Emergency Preparedness

The City of Northglenn has an emergency preparedness plan
In the event of an emergency, threat, or large-scale incident the city utilizes an Emergency Operations Plan to maintain critical services. The city also works with surrounding agencies such as Adams County, Tri-County Health Department, North Metro Fire Rescue and others to plan for and respond to large scale incidents.
How Does the City Prepare for Emergencies?
Northglenn has an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that has general guidelines and principles for planning, managing and coordinating response during and after an emergency. 

From serious winter storms to illness to natural disasters to chemical exposures -- the plan designates responsibilities and actions such as how to utilize internal resources; when to request assistance; what contracts are in place to support essential services; communicating with residents, employees and neighboring agencies; and command structure.

We follow FEMA practices including the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).  These standard response protocols enable us to work with other agencies easily if an emergency requires support outside of city resources.

Emergency preparedness goes beyond city borders -- Northglenn works in conjunction with North Metro Fire Rescue, Adams County and the State of Colorado for emergency planning and response.


How Can I Be Alerted When There is an Emergency in the Area?
Why is Emergency Planning Important?
Emergency planning not only helps us maintain the safety of our residents, it enables the city to continue to provide essential services in case of an emergency, including:
  • Police
  • Water and wastewater
  • Trash and recycling