April 29, 2020 – Due to continuing concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19), county leadership made the decision to extend the building closures for many county locations through May 31, with the intent to reopen buildings Monday, June 1. The Sheriff, District Attorney, Coroner, and Justice Center will remain open.
“We’ve been evaluating data in the metro area, specifically in Adams County, and it has not been as encouraging as other places across the state. Along the Front Range, the curve is flattening, but not yet on a decline, which leads us to believe we are not ready to open our doors in May,” said County Manager Raymond Gonzales. Extending the building closure allows us to put additional safeguards in place to protect our employees and the community.”
When county buildings reopen in June, they will not look and feel like they did before COVID-19. The county will undergo both subtle and dramatic changes designed to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the buildings.
Changes will include sneeze guards for frontline staff and fewer employees in the office to ensure proper social distancing. Employees who can work from home will continue to do so for an extended period of time. Departments will also put in place a rotation system with employees, to help minimize contact as much as possible.
In addition, Tri-County Health Department extended Governor Polis’ Stay-at-Home Order through Friday, May 8, two weeks longer than the statewide Stay-at-Home Order, which expired Sunday, April 26. Polis directed local public health agencies to make determinations that best meet the needs of their respective communities. Adams County residents will remain under a Stay-at-Home Order through Friday, May 8.
To help our businesses reopen, an exception to the Stay-at-Home Order allows non-critical businesses to offer curbside delivery of products. Travel to these businesses to pick up goods will also be included in the definition for necessary travel.
While county buildings are closed, many services and resources are still available to residents. Access Adams Online to take care of many services in the comfort of your home. If you are in need of rent or mortgage assistance, or other resources during this difficult time, visit the county’s new COVID-19 website.