INFORMATION & UPDATES ABOUT COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
On this page, you will find updates, information and press releases concerning COVID-19.
For Community and Business Resources, please visit: COVID-19 RESOURCES
Support local restaurants in Superior!
UPDATE - May 26, 2020
Safer At Home Order extended until June 1 with amendments
Read amended order
Governor Polis Opens Restaurants at 50% within Safer at Home Order
Find guidance on restaurants
Governor Polis Opens Summer Camps within Safer at Home Order
Find guidance on summer camps
Governor Polis Opens Camping within Safer at Home Order
Find guidance on camping
UPDATE - May 22, 2020 Boulder County Public Health Director Gives COVID-19 Update (video)
Boulder County Public Health Executive Director, Jeff Zayach, provided a video update on COVID-19 in Boulder County, and words of caution as Memorial weekend begins.
COVID-19 Surveillance Update (video)
A thorough update on the status of COVID-19 in Boulder County from Epidemiologist Emily Payne.
Parking near Boulder-area mountain open space locations is extremely limited
High visitation and parking congestion serve as reminders for people to recreate close to home.
UPDATE - May 8, 2020
Boulder County Residents Encouraged to Apply for Help During COVID-19
Rent, food, and child care assistance, health coverage and other critical financial help available now
UPDATE - May 5, 2020
Boulder County Moving to "Safer at Home" COVID Phase on May 9
Most criteria for easing restrictions will be met and facial covering requirement will begin.
Boulder County Safer At Home Guidelines
Safer At Home Website - State of Colorado
Coloradans are no longer ordered to stay home, but are strongly advised to stay at home. Critical businesses are open and non-critical businesses are operating with restrictions.
UPDATE - May 4, 2020
Boulder County Public Health to Require Facial Coverings beginning May 9
Wearing face coverings in public when social distancing isn't possible can reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Full Public Health Order (Boulder County Public Health)
Colorado Mask Project
Providing Coloradans with DIY masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATE - May 1, 2020
COVID-19 Community Update by Mayor Clint Folsom
Superior issues order requiring face coverings while inside businesses.
Support Family Resource Centers
Our heroic local non-profit Family Resource Centers are currently serving unprecedented numbers of people our community. They are providing help during a time of deep uncertainty for all of us by connecting tens of thousands of our neighbors with food, rental and financial assistance, and so much more. Please support them by giving however you can. Consider donating to Sister Carmen, EFAA, OUR Center, and Community Food Share—these organizations are on the front lines of community support right now. www.boco.org/
UPDATE - April 28, 2020
UPDATE - April 27, 2020
Stay-At-Home Orders amended to permit “Non-Critical Businesses” to offer curbside delivery of products
Find information and guidance for curbside delivery.
UPDATE - April 25, 2020
Boulder County Extending Current Stay-at-Home Order Through May 8 (Letter from Executive Director, Boulder County Public Health)
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF BOULDER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER ADOPTING AND EXTENDING STATE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS
UPDATE - April 24, 2020
UPDATE - April 23, 2020
Safer At Home Infographics from the State of Colorado
UPDATE - April 21, 2020
Gov. Polis Provides Update to Coloradans on State Response to COVID-19
Read below for the next steps in reopening Colorado. More specifics will be given in the coming days.
See entire Governor's presentation.
See Colorado model report.
DENVER - Today Governor Jared Polis discussed modeling data that shows how Coloradans are doing their part during the stay-at-home order and what next steps will look like as health and safety restrictions change in the coming days and weeks.
“Coloradans in every corner of our state have stepped up and taken responsible steps to help bend the curve of this pandemic and we are grateful for these shared efforts that helped save lives and slow the spread. The deadly virus will continue to be with us, and we must wear masks and socialize less to avoid its rapid growth. For seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, it’s important to stay home whenever possible through May. Though we are moving into a sustainable way of living during this pandemic, there are tough days ahead,” said Governor Jared Polis. “This is a marathon - not a sprint, which was the easy part - now we need to pace ourselves and these distancing measures need to be sustainable. We’re going to have to learn to live with coronavirus for a while, but we must live not with anxiety or fear, but with extreme caution, especially if you are a member of a vulnerable population. I am thrilled that we are on the path to a sustainable way of living more safely, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the potential that we have to return to a more cautious approach if the state sees a spike in new cases.”
The Governor discussed new modeling showing the state will not need to extend the Stay-at-Home order that is set to expire at the end of the week, but will need to continue a variety of long-term social distancing measures. The modeling shows that the Stay-at-Home order has reduced social interactions by 75-80% since it went into effect. Currently, Colorado has 10,000 reported cases, however, the state believes the real number is closer to 65,000-75,000 Coloradans -- about 1.1%-1.3% of the population.
There are three levels of social distancing, which include: Staying at Home, Safer at Home, and Protect our Neighbors. On April 27, the state will be moving onto the Safer at Home phase. During this phase Coloradans will no longer be ordered to stay home, but are still strongly encouraged to do so. Vulnerable populations and seniors must continue staying home except when absolutely necessary and K-12 school districts and postsecondary institutions will continue to suspend normal in-person instruction until the end of the school year.
It’s important to note that there may be a fluctuation between the levels to recover from outbreaks, meaning that Colorado could return to the Stay-at-Home phase if there is a significant increase in cases or spread of the virus.
Local governments will have the opportunity to implement stricter restrictions, particularly those who may be experiencing an outbreak.
UPDATE - April 17, 2020
Changes to Transit Services in Boulder County
Boulder County is working with community and transit partners to help address COVID-19. Changes to transit services affecting Boulder County residents as of April 14, 2020 are summarized here.
Xcel Energy -- Safety in the Community
There are many essential workers out in the field working for utilities, state and local agencies and others to maintain the safe supply of electricity, gas, water, and communications. It's important we let these workers do their critical work without interference and maintain social distance. These workers have clearance to work under the Governor's emergency orders.
UPDATE - April 15, 2020
Gov. Polis Presents Key Indicators That Will be Considered in Modifying Colorado’s Social Distancing Guidance -- (Click on Title to see Governor's complete Presentation)
DENVER – Governor Jared Polis announced the key indicators that are guiding Colorado’s process for ongoing updates to policies, guidance, and requirements on statewide social distancing measures. These will be used to get the state through COVID-19 pandemic while minimizing loss of life and further economic disruption.
“Coloradans have done an amazing job of staying at home. Staying at home whenever possible is likely to remain one of the most important, if not the most important tool we have to flatten the curve and save lives. But we also know that we are in this for the long haul. It is likely to be many months until there is a vaccine or herd immunity, and we need a way of life that is sustainable psychologically and economically while meeting the health goals spelled out today,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “As we reopen our state, we know that things will work differently than they did before, and we must enshrine social distancing in the way we live, work, and play in a sustainable way for a matter of months. The science and data will provide the information we need to adapt our policies to build upon what works and change what isn’t working.”
The Governor thanked Coloradans for working together to help flatten the curve and save lives. The Governor also noted that expanding capacity for health care beds is on track. Gov. Polis is focused on sustainability and ensuring that Coloradans are able to safely earn a living without the risk of running out of hospital beds after the expiration of the stay-at-home order.
Current steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the temporary closure of bars and restaurants in Colorado communities, the state’s stay-at-home order, and the cultural adaptation of mask-wearing, have yielded positive results in slowing the spread of COVID-19. But these swift measures have also taken a toll on the state and local economies and threatened the state’s health care system and most vulnerable populations.
Until Colorado builds immunity - through a vaccine or herd immunity - or until scientists are able to deliver a truly effective clinical treatment, the state will need to:
- Implement social distancing measures in an economically and psychologically sustainable manner
- Ensure the capacity to care for those who are ill (COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related illnesses) without sacrificing the quality of care
- Increase efforts to prevent infection in vulnerable Coloradans
The Governor outlined three stages for the state’s response to COVID-19: urgent, stabilization, and recovery. Colorado is currently in the urgent phase and the Governor discussed how Colorado will get to stabilization and recovery.
The state of Colorado continues working toward a return to a sustainable way of life that protects public health and the economy. Key elements of that strategy include:
- Increasing the capability to protect Coloradans and communities through forms of testing and support for those who test positive or have been exposed.
- Increased testing
- Testing must be coupled with robust containment efforts locally, regionally, and statewide.
- Robust containment includes: Expanded contact tracing capacity; Increased epidemiology staff; Expanded isolation support services.
- Reducing the spread to vulnerable Coloradans who are at risk.
- Taking additional steps to protect nursing homes, senior care facilities.
- Action plan for responding to outbreaks as they occur
- Hospitals and health systems managing increased demand.
- Hospitals have internally increased beds
- New beds through additional alternative care sites:
- Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex
- Colorado Convention Center in Denver
- St. Anthony North in Westminster
- St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo
- Western Slope Memory Care in Grand Junction
- Businesses maintaining physical and social distancing.
- Non-critical businesses will need to engage in similar social distancing measures, which will be enforced, as the critical businesses are during this period of time including but not limited to wearing masks, physical distancing, staggering shifts, and allowing telecommuting to the extent practicable
These key indicators will inform ongoing monitoring and potential modifications of social distancing measures, like reinstating stay-at-home orders at the community level, regionally or statewide if necessary.
Within the next five days, the state expects the data and the science to determine what level of suppression the stay-at-home order has achieved. Also within the next five days, the state expects to have the data and science to determine what level of ongoing social distancing Coloradans need to strive for to effectively manage the future spread of COVID-19.
Moving forward, the state will be reporting facility-level data on a weekly basis. This information will include the name and type of the facility, date the outbreak occurred, and total cases reported there. Data will cover health care, correctional and other settings. This can include long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, state prisons, county and city jails, factories, schools, child care centers, and more. There are currently 231 nursing facilities, 706 assisted living facilities and 21 intermediate care facilities in Colorado. In addition, the Colorado Hospital Association has announced that hospitals will now be releasing information about discharges.
UPDATE - April 8, 2020
Boulder County COVID-19 Illness & Recovery Summary
Summary of information about Boulder County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are likely positive (Probable*) for COVID-19.
UPDATE - April 2, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program allocates $349 billion in forgivable loans
Help for small businesses, independent contractors and nonprofits meet payroll and rent needs.
UPDATE - April 1, 2020
A video message from Mayor Clint Folsom regarding the status of the COVID-19 crisis.
Colorado Broadband Launches COVID-19 Resource Webpage
Visit this page for up-to-date resources for general public, public safety, education, healthcare providers, and service providers, as well as updates from federal agencies and other important broadband news. While each section will have different resources, the general guidance is that any person or organization with concerns about their broadband access and capacity should reach out to their current broadband provider. Many providers have taken the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge or are offering other free or affordable options in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any person or organization that does not currently have broadband service can visit the Colorado Broadband Map to locate service providers in their area.
UPDATE - March 31, 2020
District Attorney Michael Dougherty stated, “At this time of isolation and elevated stress, victims of domestic violence and abuse are particularly at risk because they may be trapped at home with their abuser. We strongly encourage victims of abuse to reach out to us for help." Find information, risk factors and help by clicking the title of this section or on this PDF document.
UPDATE - March 30, 2020
Town of Superior Announces Grants for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Town of Superior has developed a Small Business Emergency Relief Grant program to help Superior business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town greatly values our small businesses and wants to support them as much as possible. This grant program will provide either a $5,000 or $10,000 grant to immediately offset some of the economic impact due to the pandemic. The Town is accepting applications from small businesses and restaurants with a brick-and-mortar presence in the community (not including home-based businesses).
If interested in applying, please download, save and complete this fillable .PDF form and submit your 2018 Tax Return/K-1 and a Letter of Good Standing from the Secretary of State. Grant applications will be considered and awards determined at the discretion of the Town, and will be distributed until funding is depleted. Submitting an application does not guarantee a grant will be awarded.Small Business Emergency Loans Program
Information, Guide and Checklists from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Mental Health Resources from Boulder County Public Health
Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19
Boulder County is working with community partners to help those affected by COVID-19. This page includes resources for accessing emergency assistance, food and financial assistance, health care and mental health care supports, and child care assistance.
Louisville Public Library Information
The Library may be closed, but we are open online 24/7 and we have some great services and resources.
- Get a Library Card online and get access to all our online database resources as well as the Front Range Downloadable Library!
- Read, Listen or Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Front Range Downloadable Library.
- Mango offers FREE access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.
- Creativebug gives you access to over 1000 award-winning crafting classes taught by top designers and artists. Classes cover sewing, art, cooking, paper crafting, knitting, jewelry making, and more!
- Also, be sure to check out our Story Time Community Resource page and our own story time songs and rhymes on the Louisville Public Library's YouTube Channel!
Check our website for more information about Louisville Public Library Service, Resources and a growing list of FREE online resources for you and your family.
Be sure to follow the Louisville Public Library on Facebook for more information and updates!
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
UPDATE - March 25, 2020
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/
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.
- 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.
- Making Current Movies Available In-home: Universal Pictures will be making its movies available in the home the same day they’ve available in theaters.
Director, Government Affairs
Comcast | Mountain West Region
COMCAST’S COVID-19 RESPONSE | Comcast has issued a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 National Emergency — including 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
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.”
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.
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 .
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:
- 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
As this public health issue develops, the Town will continue to provide residents with information about Town operations.