State and county health departments have prepared a multitude of information for residents to protect health proactively. The Town of Erie continues to urge residents, businesses, and visitors to follow the mandates set out by state and local public health agencies.
State and County Health Departments
The Boulder County Public Health Department and Weld County Department of Health and Environment are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and are in close and regular contact with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public Health has been planning for and practicing response for situations like this for over 10 years. They have plans, partnerships, and resources in place to support the community. They are working closely with our regional public health partners, hospitals, school districts, and the first responder and health care communities.
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Boulder County Department of Public Health
- Weld County Department of Health and Environment
Level Red: Severe Risk
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move Boulder County to Level Red: Severe Risk on Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m. and Weld County to Level Red: Severe Risk on Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m.
Level Red: Severe Risk is a more restrictive level on the State's revised COVID-19 Dial, which was released alongside the latest Public Health Order. All personal gatherings are prohibited, and at-risk populations are recommended to stay at home. Please note that the new Dial amends the levels and adds Level Purple: Extreme Risk, which is the most restrictive level. Learn more about the Dial Framework.
- Retailers: Limit to 50% capacity (Download Town of Erie Level Red Retail Flyer for posting)
- Restaurants: No indoor dining. Curbside, takeout, and delivery are permitted. Outdoor dining is limited to one household per table. On-premise alcohol sales end at 8 p.m. (Download Town of Erie Level Red Restaurant Flyer for posting)
- Gyms: Operate at 10% capacity up to 10 people per room. Reservations are required (Download Town of Erie Level Red Gym Flyer for posting)
- Offices: Operate at 10% capacity, but remote work strongly encouraged
- Non-Critical Manufacturing: 25% capacity or 50 people
We ask that all individuals comply with the requirements outlined above.
Individuals seeing others without facial coverings within a business should report the individual to the store management. Management should then ask the person to put on a facial covering or leave the store (absent medical or age exceptions).
If you have an urgent public health concern, call Erie Police Dispatch (administered by Boulder County Communications) at 303-441-4444. An Officer will be assigned to contact you. In an emergency, always dial 911.
Upon receiving a complaint about a business, the Erie Police Department will provide education as appropriate. Should additional complaints be received, the Erie Police Department will deliver a notice to the business advising the business has 24 hours to achieve compliance. If the business is deemed not in compliance within 24 hours, an Erie Police Officer will cite the business with 'Failure to obey a lawful order.' The citation requires an appearance at the Town of Erie's Municipal Court. The maximum penalty for Failure to Obey a Lawful Order is $2,650 and 364 days in jail per count. If further complaints or violations are reported, additional citations may be issued for each violation.
The CDPHE recommends steps to protect yourself and help control the community spread of COVID-19:
- Wear masks or face coverings whenever you are out of the house; mask guidance and statewide mask order.
- Follow physical distancing guidelines by avoiding groups and standing at least six feet from other people.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing
- Avoid touching your face, including eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you are part of a vulnerable population, stay home except for essential activities.
What is the Town Doing?
The Town of Erie continues to evaluate and refine its approach to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the community's safety and well-being.
- Participating in ongoing and regular communications with local and regional emergency management and health agencies to review necessary data, updates, and strategies to coordinate response and action.
- Erie emergency responders have response plans and screening protocols currently in place.
- Providing education about the virus and healthy habits to residents, employees, and users of our public facilities.
- Increasing the frequency and detail of cleaning and sanitizing our public facilities and providing additional resources and facility staff strategies.
- Encouraging facility users to cancel participation in classes, activities, and programs if they are ill.
The Town offers a suite of pages with information to help our community navigate through the challenges posed by the pandemic.
- Industry Webinars hosted by Boulder County chambers and economic development partners
- Business Recovery Program: Resources, community support, signage
- Emergency Relief Grants: $300,000 in grants to 44 businesses
- Outdoor Restaurant Expansion: Eased regulations to resume sit-down service
- Open for Business Map: Engaging Erie's economy in partnership with the Economic Development Council.
- Utility Bill Grant: Bill credit to those financially impacted by COVID-19