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INFORMATION & UPDATES ABOUT COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

Post Date:03/13/2020

 

UPDATE - March 27, 2020

Mayor Clint Folsom COVID-19 Update
In this update you will find information about the stay at home order, Town Board virtual meetings, supporting local businesses, neighbors helping neighbors and more.

Superior Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Resources


UPDATE - March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and Water Quality

 

UPDATE - March 25, 2020

Boulder County Public Health Stay at Home Order for COVID-19

Stay-At-Home Order Issued by Boulder County Health Department to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

On March 25, 2020, the Boulder County Health Department, along with Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department (serving Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties), issued Stay-At-Home Public Health Orderseffective tomorrow, March 26 at 8:00 am through April 17, unless officials determine it is in the interest of public health to expire at an earlier date and time.

The Public Health Order requires that all citizens stay at their place of residence, and that they make every effort possible to conduct only essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication, and/or engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running while following other social distancing practices.  Work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing, is also permitted.  Details regarding businesses exempted from this requirement are included in the order.

 Examples of Permitted Activities Under the Stay-At-Home Orders*

•            Getting medical care for you, a family member or your pet

•            Visiting a health care professional

•            Getting medical supplies or medication

•            Going to get groceries, food (via takeout, drive-thru, food banks/pantries) or other essential household items

•            Getting supplies to work from home

•            Picking up materials from your child’s school needed for distance learning (tablet, books)

•            Going outside for physical activity, as long as you stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not in your household and follow social distancing practices

•            Going to work, ONLY if you provide essential products or services at an essential business (health care operations, infrastructure operations and maintenance, certain government functions


Examples of Activities Not Permitted Under the Stay-At-Home Order*

•            In-person public or private gatherings of any kind with people outside of your residence                

•            Traveling, except to get essential services or medical care

•            Carpooling with anyone outside of the household

*This is not a comprehensive list. Please refer to the order for a complete list.

Please note that Town park and outdoor recreation facilities will remain closed in conjunction with this order.  This includes all playgrounds, courts, sport fields, skate, dog and bike park facilities.

For additional information please visit the COVID-19 information on BCPH’s website at www.boco.org/covid-19 or contact the Boulder County Public Health Call Center at 720-776-0822.


 

UPDATE - March 23, 2020


UPDATE and Resources - March 20, 2020

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the State of Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19.  https://covid19.colorado.gov/


Business and Community Resources from the Superior Chamber of Commerce
Find public health information, business resources and community resources. https://www.superiorchamber.com/covid/

 

Comcast - Continuation of communication services, steps taken to keep people connected...

Valued Municipal Partners,

I am writing today to share the attached important letter regarding Comcast’s continuation of communications services during the COVID-19 national emergency. I know these are troubling times and your attention is necessarily split among competing priorities, but it is important for me to communicate directly with you considering the critical nature of our business.

In addition, Comcast has made several recent announcements regarding our comprehensive response to the crisis, which I’ve included below. If you have questions, need more information, or if there are other ways we can support your communities, please let me know.

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet:

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers: We’ve made it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, our low-income broadband access program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
  • Pausing Our Data Plan: We are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period.
  • News, Information and Educational Content on X1: For those with school-age students at home, we’ve created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say “education” into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say “Coronavirus” into your X1 or Flex voice remote
  • 24x7 Network Monitoring: Our engineers and technicians staff our network operations centers 24/7 to ensure network performance and reliability. We are monitoring network usage and watching the load on the network both nationally and locally, and to date it is performing well.

Andy Davis
Director, Government Affairs
Comcast | Mountain West Region

COMCAST’S COVID-19 RESPONSE | Comcast has issued a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 National Emergencyincluding making public WiFi hotspots free for everyone, pausing our data plan, and committing to no disconnects or late fees for 60 days. Internet Essentials speeds increased to 25/3 Mbps and all new customers applying by 4/30 can receive two months of free service.

 


 

UPDATE and Resources - March 19, 2020 

COVID-19 Business Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters
If businesses need support in navigating the SBA loan application process, please visit the Colorado Small Business Development Center COVID-19 website. They have a hotline available from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for small business owners to call with questions about how to apply: (303) 860-5881. If the hotline is busy, you can also reach our team at oedit_sbnavigator@state.co.us.  I am also attaching a PowerPoint presentation that walks through the application process.    

COVID-19: Supporting At-Home Children PDF Guide -- As many schools are closing in an effort to promote social distancing, HealthAdvocate is providing parents with resources that may help meet their children’s educational needs. 

Boulder County trails see increase in visitation. Find tips for safe visits to open space in link below.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/281bece

 

 


 

UPDATE - March 15, 2020

SUPERIOR, CO – Today, Mayor Clint Folsom has issued an emergency declaration. This declaration is important for two key reasons: establishing eligibility for emergency resources (County, State and Federal funding, staff and equipment), and allowing more flexibility to change Town procedures and/or implement facility closures if deemed necessary to help protect Town residents and visitors (especially those considered most vulnerable to COVID-19) and slow the spread of the outbreak.

This declaration expires after seven (7) days unless the Superior Board of Trustees approves a longer duration. This declaration follows similar declarations by the State of Colorado and Boulder County. This declaration is part of an emergency plan that facilitates federal support if needed, as well as access to public health services like testing and staff. In addition, this declaration allows Town staff to work with surrounding agencies more easily, and eases restrictions on what are normally mandatory meetings per Town regulations. We are planning and taking actions to slow and minimize the spread of COVID-19 and we want to ensure we have access to all available resources and maintain continuity of operations.

In regards to this decision, Mayor Clint Folsom says, “After careful consideration I have determined that an Emergency Declaration is necessary to provide the Town of Superior with additional resources that may be needed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of our residents is our top priority and we want to be prepared with as many resources as possible.”
Events

In line with county, state and federal guidelines and recommendations, and in an abundance of caution, the Town will postpone, suspend or cancel Town events, community gatherings and engagements while monitoring developments with COVID-19 and will adjust this response as appropriate. The March 16 Special Meeting of the Board of Trustee has been canceled. The March 17 Planning Commission meeting has been canceled and will be re-scheduled. All other advisory committee meetings have been canceled through the end of March.
Services

Essential services like public safety, water, wastewater and snow removal will not be affected and will continue as usual. Employees will continue to work, answer phone calls and support Town functions, oftentimes remotely. Personal contact will be at minimal levels in order to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
In an emergency dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency dial 303-441-4444.

If you have questions about a specific Town service, visit www.superiorcolorado.gov and search for the topic. Many Town services are offered online.
The Town will continue to share with the community the latest infection prevention tips and information on the Town’s response to this emergency. Additional information and the most updated information is available at www.superiorcolorado.gov

For updated information, visit the CDPHE website for status updates regarding the outbreak.

Learn more about COVID-19 at:
Boulder County Public Health
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
 Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English and Spanish

 

 


 

 

UPDATE - March 13, 2020:

Consistent with recommendations from health officials, and out of an abundance of caution, respect for public health, and efforts to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, beginning March 13 through the end of the month, the Town is cancelling all community meetings and programs, as well as advisory committee meetings. The Town will reassess the circumstances then to determine if additional cancellation are needed. The previously posted Planning Commission hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, will be rescheduled and the date announced once confirmed.

Town Hall will remain open, but we encourage citizens to avoid public gathering places especially if ill. If you have a matter to address with the Town, please email or call (303-499-3675) instead of visiting in person if possible.

As the situation evolves, the Town will continue to communicate with the community and monitor emerging developments in order to make decisions going forward and take measures to help limit the risk and spread of COVID-19. Additional information and resources are listed below.

 

 



 

The Town of Superior is working in conjunction with Boulder County Public Health who is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and is in close and regular contact with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  For updated information visit the CDPHE website for status updates regarding the outbreak.

The Town will continue to work with our partner organizations to coordinate operations and publicize information as the situation evolves.  We are increasing education about the virus and healthy habits to employees and with visitors to Town facilities.  The Town’s drinking water treatment methods include a complete disinfection process, which eliminates the threat of drinking water becoming a source of the virus.  The Town’s wastewater treatment facility process ensures destruction of viruses prior to discharge of water from the facility.

The Town encourages residents to use strong hand hygiene and respiratory practices.  Although the COVID-19 outbreak is a concern currently, it is also flu season.  As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to protect themselves and others.  For more information, read the CDC coronavirus fact sheet pdf.

Continue to practice everyday wellness steps:

  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.

Learn more about COVID-19 at:

As this public health issue develops, the Town will continue to provide residents with information about Town operations.

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