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.
- 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
Northglenn is also continously working to support local businesses as much as possible: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
- Center for Disease Control (Federal)
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (State)
- Tri-County Health Department (Adams, Arapahoe & Douglas Counties)
- Adams County
- Weld County
- 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.
More information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
State testing information: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-in-colorado/about-covid-19/testing-for-covid-19
Interactive map: Testing locations
For more information, please call your child's school directly.
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.
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.
- Water and wastewater
- Trash and recycling