Northglenn Council Passes Resolution on Face Coverings
On May 18, Northglenn City Council passed resolution CR-93 regarding Wearing of Face Coverings in the Interest of Public Health.
Northglenn Residents may pick up free masks/face coverings:
- June 13: 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Northglenn Marketplace for drive through pick up
- June 23, 26, 30: 4-7 p.m. at Stonehocker House, Wyco , Huron Crossing, and Danahy parks along with Summer Fun goody bag distribution and Grab 'N Go Food Truck availability
- Email email@example.com to arrange to pick up masks at City Hall.
Please note, you will need proof you are a Northglenn resident to receive masks at the distributions.
Here's a handy graphic on current recommendations.
City Council adopted this measure based on recommendations and information from the Center for Disease Control and Tri-County Health Department, including:
1. One key transmission method for the COVID-19 virus is through respiratory droplets that people expel when they breathe, cough, or sneeze.
2. People can be infected with the COVID-19 virus and be asymptomatic but still be contagious.
3. People can also be infected and contagious 48 hours before developing symptoms when they are pre-symptomatic.
The resolution states all persons ages 3 and above, who are medically able, when entering, or waiting in line to enter, businesses and government facilities within the City of Northglenn that are open to the general public are hereby ordered to wear non-medical cloth face coverings that covers their nose and mouth to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health of workers, residents, and visitors of the City from potentially infected members of the public.
"I think the evidence is clear that wearing a face covering offers protection against the spread of COVID-19," said Mayor Meredith Leighty. "I am very pleased our council chose to pass this resolution, and am confident our community will support this measure that protects the health of residents, essential workers, and especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19."