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Northglenn is Prepared

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Last updated: 10/22/2020

City of Northglenn facilities operations have been adjusted to meet state health guidelines.

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 October,  Northglenn is classified as Safer at Home 2: Concern  on the state COVID-19 dial. An increase in cases may lead to more restrictions, so please follow all public health orders.

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 and businesses on current COVID-19 impacts and actions
  • Maintaining essential services like public safety, trash/recycling, water and wastewater
  • Adjusting operations -- including facility hours, events, programs and activities -- to meet current state health orders
  • Providing additional hand-santizing areas and more disinfecting measures in city buildings and parks
  • Encouraging residents to social distance, wash/sanitize hands frequently, and wear face coverings (also providing free masks)
  • 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
  • Using CARES Act funding to support residents and businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19
What if COVID-19 closures are affecting my income or business?
The county has a listing of available assistance: http://www.adcogov.org/coronavirus-community-resources

Northglenn is also continously working to support local businesses as much as possible:  COVID-19 Resources for Businesses 
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.
  • Stay home if you tested positive or have been directly exposed to COVID-19. Follow quarantine guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Wear a mask in public areas.
  • Minimize gatherings with people outside your household. When you do go to group events, maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
  • Take extra care if you are at higher risk.
  • Get tested if you feel sick or may have been exposed. 
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
Where and How can I get tested for COVID-19?
Is Coronavirus affecting schools?
Yes. Like the City of Northglenn, Adams 12 Five Star Schools  is addressing Coronavirus continously. 
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, we are continously adjusting our services to meet current health orders.
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), practice social distancing, and use a face covering in public areas 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.

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