Safer at Home
Starting April 27, 2020, the state of Colorado is moving from the state-mandated Stay at Home order to a level two physical distancing phase, Safer at Home. This new state order, like the Stay at Home order, asks everyone to continue practicing stringent hygiene, staying home if COVID-19 symptoms are present and continuing to maintain six feet of distance when in public. Everyone is asked to continue to limit all non-essential travel and limit unnecessary social interactions. Seniors and high-risk populations are asked to continue staying at home as previously outlined in the Stay at Home order. The Safer at Home order allows additional, non-essential businesses to return to work gradually under state-issued guidelines.
Under the Safer at Home order,
- Gatherings of 10 or fewer individuals are permitted.
- Non-essential travel should be limited.
- High-risk groups are asked to continue to stay at home.
- Everyone is recommended to wear non-medical face coverings (with the nose and mouth covered) while in public.
- Normal, in-person instruction for K-12 students is suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
- Retail can begin offering curbside service.
- Some personal services such as salons can reopen under reduced capacities with safety protocol in place starting May 1.
- Office settings can reopen with a reduced density starting Monday, May 4.
For general business operation information, visit the state of Colorado COVID-19 resource website. For licensed business guidelines, visit the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies web page for more information.
The Town of Windsor will continue to abide by all state recommendations and requirements. With the Safer at Home order, communities are able to slightly modify regulations to meet their needs. For example, local governments are able to implement additional safety measures as needed for their community. Some areas reporting low case counts with a 14 consecutive day decline in cases may complete a written application to request permission to relax state guidelines. At this time, this is not an option the town is looking to pursue. The Town of Windsor has the authority to return to increased social distancing measures if necessary.
The town is legally required to comply with government regulation and processes. To disregard the state’s Safer at Home order constitutes breaking the law and jeopardizes the town’s emergency preparedness grant.