A message from the Mayor – June 10, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Boulder County’s mask order expires at 11:59 PM tonight and Boulder County (including Louisville) will now fall under the State’s Order, which expires July 1. I know there’s been a lot of change recently so here’s what you need to know:

  • In accordance with the State order, individuals age 12 and older, who are not fully vaccinated, are required to wear masks indoors in school/camp/childcare settings, Department of Motor Vehicle offices, healthcare settings, jails, and prisons. Schools and childcare must follow Case and Outbreaks in Schools and Child Care Guidance. Congregate Care are required to follow CDPHE Order 20-20.
  • Please continue to respect businesses that require you to wear masks in their buildings. Businesses are still within their rights to ask patrons to wear masks and Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) have made strong recommendations for businesses about requiring masks – details can be found in their press release.
  • BCPH also strongly recommends individuals 2+ who have not been fully vaccinated continue to practice social distancing, handwashing, and wearing face coverings when near members of other households who are not fully vaccinated. They strongly recommend that children under age 2 maintain six feet of distance from members of other households who have not yet been fully vaccinated when outside of childcare or other school settings.
  • The City’s policy on masks in City buildings remains the same – please wear a mask if you’re not fully vaccinated (full details can be found on the City’s website and at the bottom of this message).
  • Masks are still required indoors for children age 2-11 at Louisville Recreation & Senior Center summer camps and programs.

Boulder County is still under Level Clear, the 90 day observation period that runs until August 16, but our case numbers and vaccination rates are very good. We are definitely heading in the right direction.

Keep getting tested – even if you’re vaccinated

The free testing site at Stazio Ball Fields will stay open until September 30 (shifting to Monday-Friday). If you have flu-like symptoms, even if you’re vaccinated, please continue to get tested. It’s really important for our public health authorities to have access to good data about the virus. The County’s Fairgrounds testing site in Longmont will move to a new location soon.

Continue to get vaccinated if you’re age 12 or older

There are multiple ways to get the vaccine including walk-in appointments at the State’s Community Vaccination Sites. Visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. Or call the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) or the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

Thank you.

Mayor Stolzmann


A message from the Mayor – May 28, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Starting June 1, the City of Louisville will have a new mask policy for City buildings, including the Recreation & Senior Center, the Library, and the Museum:

Please wear a mask in City Buildings if you’re not fully vaccinated.

For fully vaccinated individuals, masks are now optional in City buildings. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For unvaccinated individuals, including children age 2 and older, it is recommended that masks still be worn indoors. It’s especially important to consider this with regards to children under the age of 12, who cannot yet receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are encouraged outdoors when 6 ft. of social distancing cannot be maintained.

For children age 2-11 in City of Louisville camps, childcare and programming, masks are required in City buildings.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and cooperation as we navigate these changes together.

Enter to win $1 million just by getting vaccinated

Governor Polis announced this week that every Friday in June and the first Wednesday in July, the Colorado Lottery will conduct a random drawing on behalf of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to identify one vaccinated Colorado resident to win a million-dollar cash prize. Visit the Colorado Comeback Cash website for eligibility and details.  

The vaccine is offered free of charge to anyone age 12 and older. There are multiple ways to get the vaccine including walk-in appointments at the State’s Community Vaccination Sites. Visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

Thank you.

Mayor Stolzmann


A message from the Mayor – May 21, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Please wear a mask if you’re not fully vaccinated

Louisville businesses and residents should now refer to Boulder County mask requirements and recommendations. City Council voted unanimously to repeal the City’s Mask Ordinance in favor of the County’s Order.

Boulder County’s Mask Order requires that masks be worn, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings:

  • Healthcare (hospitals, urgent care, clinics, non-urgent medical structures, etc.)
  • P-12 Schools, Childcare, Indoor Camps
  • Congregate care facilities
  • Public transportation and conveyances

For vaccinated individuals, masks are now optional in all other settings, unless a business or other public accommodation explicitly requires them. Boulder County Public Health continues to recommend that businesses consider requiring masks in public-facing settings when vaccination status is unknown.

For unvaccinated individuals, including children age 2 and older, it is recommended that masks still be worn indoors. Masks should be worn outdoors when 6 ft. of social distancing cannot be maintained. It’s especially important to consider this with regards to children under the age of 12, who cannot yet receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please continue to support each other and our community by bringing a mask with you when you’re out and following any mask rules required by a specific business.

Masks and City Facilities

Masks are still required in all City facilities (including the Library and Recreation & Senior Center) for everyone age 2 and older regardless of vaccination status. The City will be reviewing the guidance and recommendations released by the County and will determine any changes to City facility policies.

Level Clear

On May 16, Boulder County entered Level Clear, a 90-day observation period under the Public Health Order. Under Level Clear, local capacity restrictions and mitigation are no longer required, but may be encouraged. 6 ft. social distancing, temperature checks and other mitigation measures are no longer required indoors, but they are still recommended wherever possible so you still might see these measures in local businesses.

All Coloradans age 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is crucial to bringing about an end to this pandemic. The vaccine is offered free of charge to anyone age 12 and older. There are multiple ways to get the vaccine including walk-in appointments at the State’s Community Vaccination Sites. Visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

Thank you.

Mayor Stolzmann


Boulder County Now Operating in Level Blue Effective Friday, April 16

Starting today, April 16, Boulder County and other Denver Metro counties move to a modified Level Blue. The State’s Dial sunsets today, and Boulder County has issued a similar framework that is in effect for the next 30 days. 

Boulder County Dial Framework

Capacity Restriction Chart for Level Blue

On May 16, if new hospital admissions remain low, Boulder County will enter Level Clear. It is anticipated the County would remain in Level Clear for 90 days, which is consistent with an observation period under the Public Health Order. In Level Clear, local capacity restrictions and other mitigation strategies are no longer required.
Please keep in mind that Louisville’s mask ordinance remains in effect for Level Blue. Under this updated ordinance, face coverings are no longer required outdoors, but must still be worn in all indoor public spaces. Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) still recommends wearing a face covering outdoors whenever social distancing cannot be maintained between members of different households.

Weekly cross-industry support sessions continue to be offered to help businesses learn about these updates and best practices. Support sessions take place on Thursdays @ 1 PM. Register for the April 22 session today.


April 7, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Last night, City Council voted unanimously to remove the outdoor face covering requirement in Louisville. This decision is in keeping with both Boulder County and the State’s requirements and is based on the high levels of vaccination among our vulnerable groups. In Louisville, masks are still required in indoor public spaces. Exceptions, including for children under the age of 2, can be found in the new City Ordinance.

Masks Indoors and Physical Distancing

You still need to wear a mask in public indoor space even if you’re fully vaccinated. Remember, a business has no way of confirming that someone is fully vaccinated.

As continues to be the case, the State, County, and CDC all continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining 6 feet of distance from people outside of your household.

We are still seeing new cases of COVID-19 and although our hospitalization numbers are under control, we are not out of the woods yet, especially as we see new, more contagious variants of the virus. We need to continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Fully Vaccinated People

Understandably, we continue to receive a lot of questions about face coverings and people who are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you’ve received both shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine (or one shot of Johnson & Johnson) and two weeks have passed since your final dose. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) suggest referring to the CDC guidance.

Remember that for now, if you’re meeting in a public indoor space, the City Ordinance applies regardless of whether you’re fully vaccinated or not.

Temporary Closure of Main Street for Outdoor Dining

To continue to support our downtown restaurants during this challenging time, City Council also voted last night to resume outdoor dining on a temporarily closed Main Street. From April 26 through November 1, Main Street between Walnut and Elm will be closed to vehicular traffic – the cross streets will remain open. Please be respectful of the Old Town neighbors and walk or bike to your favorite shops to help reduce the negative impacts of the closure. Keep an eye out for more details soon. Thank you to the entire community for supporting our local businesses all around town during this difficult time.

As we continue to work together to slow the spread of the virus, please do your part to protect our community by getting vaccinated and using good judgement about masks and physical distancing. And please, also continue to practice kindness and patience with each other.

As vaccinations increase, the public health guidance and regulations will change and we will continue to keep you updated.

Thank you all so very much,

Mayor Stolzmann


March 31, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Starting this Friday (April 2), all Coloradans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The age restrictions are related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of the vaccines.

While all Louisville residents over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine, it’s important to remember that not everyone will receive their vaccine right away. It may take a few weeks to get your appointment so please be patient.

To find out where to get vaccinated and register with providers, visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s new COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

If you’re over 50, and have not received a vaccine in early April and May, a provider can prioritize your appointment to ensure that you receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

Denver’s Community Vaccination Site Opens April 1

As of tomorrow (April 1), all 6 of the State’s All Community Vaccination Sites will be open, including Denver’s Ball Arena. All sites are drive-thru, and all vaccines are free with no copay. You can book an appointment online or over the phone using the details on the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website.

Everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, need to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, avoiding large indoor gatherings, and wearing a mask in public, in accordance with Louisville City Ordinance. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or show any symptoms, please continue to get tested.

I cannot thank everyone in our community enough for the effort that you have put into limiting the spread of COVID-19 and supporting one-another. There are resources available for you if you need (listed in Links and Resources below). We increase the vaccination rate each week, which helps us all keep well; please continue to do your part to help us cross the finish line.

If you’d like to ask me questions or provide feedback on City programs, services and projects, please join me for this evening’s Mayor’s Town Hall.

Thank you all so very much,

Mayor Stolzmann


A message from the Mayor – March 24, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Starting today (March 24), the state is implementing COVID-19 Dial 3.0. You can review the updated capacity chart and dial 3.0 metrics. The state’s COVID-19 Dial, originally implemented last fall, is a tool that enables the state and counties to balance disease suppression and economic activity in a local manner. The goal of the dial is to preserve the capacity of the statewide hospital system.

What Does This Mean for Boulder County?

Nothing at this time. Our metrics still indicate that we should remain in Level Yellow. To change levels, Boulder County’s metrics would have to meet the requirements for Level Blue or Green consistently for 7 days, which has not occurred.

Vaccine Update

As of March 19, Coloradans in Phase 1B.4 are eligible to receive the vaccine (which is always free of charge). This includes the following:

To find out where to get vaccinated and register with providers, visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s new COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

While many more Louisville residents will be eligible for the vaccine, it’s important to remember that not everyone will receive their vaccine right away.  It may take a few weeks to get your appointment so please be patient.

If you’re over 50, and have not received a vaccine in early April and May, a provider can prioritize your appointment to ensure that you receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

Community Vaccination Sites

The state is starting to open 6 Community Vaccination Sites. These sites will have the capacity to administer an estimated 6,000 vaccines per day. You can find registration details and open dates for each site on the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website.

General Public

Based on projections of available vaccine from the Federal government, the State is anticipating the general public will be eligible for the vaccine by mid-April.

Everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, need to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, avoiding large indoor gatherings, and wearing a mask in public, in accordance with Louisville City Ordinance. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or show any symptoms, please continue to get tested.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


March 17, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Starting on Friday (March 19), Coloradans in Phase 1B.4 on the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan will be eligible to receive the vaccine (which is always delivered free of charge).

Phase 1B.4 includes:

  • people age 50 and older
  • people age 16-49 with one high risk condition (see State’s website for conditions)
  • ·various frontline essential worker groups (see State’s website for list of groups)
  • people who serve critical functions for local and state government

To find out where to get vaccinated and register with providers, visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s new COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

While many more Louisville residents will be eligible for the vaccine starting Friday, it’s important to remember that not everyone will receive their vaccine right away. It may take a few weeks to get your appointment so please be patient.

If you’re over 50, and have not received a vaccine in early April and May, a provider can prioritize your appointment to ensure that you receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

Community Vaccination Sites

Starting today, the State is beginning to open 6 Community Vaccination Sites. These sites will have the capacity to administer an estimated 6,000 vaccines per day.

You can find registration details and open dates for each site on the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website.

General Public

Based on projections of available vaccine from the Federal government, the State is anticipating the general public will be eligible for the vaccine by mid April.

Everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, need to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and avoiding social interactions with people outside of your household. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or show any symptoms, please continue to get tested.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


A message from the Mayor – February 8, 2021

On Saturday, Boulder County moved to Level Yellow, a less restrictive level on the State’s COVID-19 Dial. The move comes after Governor Polis announced a steady decline in the State’s COVID-19 cases and new metrics for the Dial (now called Dial 2.0), which are linked to vaccination numbers. Dial 2.0 is designed so that counties can swiftly move into more restrictive levels when their numbers go up, and more quickly into recovery when their numbers go down.

  • For Louisville’s businesses (including gyms, restaurants and personal services), this means increased capacity numbers. You can find out more by reading the Capacity Table for businesses and events and the new COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order.
  • Personal gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 individuals from no more than 2 households.
  • Individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are still advised to remain at home as much as possible.

Coloradans Age 65 and Older and Educators Now Eligible for Vaccine

Starting today (February 8), Coloradans age 65 – 69 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents age 70 and older will continue to be vaccinated as well.

Residents age 65 and older can register for the vaccine with the providers found on the State’s website. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926), open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More phone numbers and links are available in the Links and Resources section below.

Pre-K – grade 12 educators and staff, as well as child care workers in licensed child care programs, are also eligible to receive the vaccine starting today. If you qualify in this category, please contact your employer to find out about getting vaccinated.

Via Rides for Vaccine Appointments

Registered Via riders can now book trips for their first and second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments as soon as they know their dates. Registered riders can schedule a trip by calling 303-447-9636. If you’re not a registered rider, call 303-444-3043 to get signed up. Via’s services are available to older adults (60+) and adults living with a disability.

Everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, need to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and avoiding social interactions with people outside of our household. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or show any symptoms, please continue to get tested.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 January 27, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

In a continued effort to make the free COVID-19 vaccine as accessible as possible, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order ensuring that the vaccine is free for Coloradans, and insurance status will not be used to deny or deprioritize any patient from getting the vaccine. The Executive Order directs the Colorado Division of Insurance to enact a rule regarding rates for COVID-19 vaccine administration. 

Vaccine Providers and New State Call Center

To find out where to get vaccinated and register with providers, visit the State’s ‘Where Can I get Vaccinated?’ website or Boulder County’s COVID-19 Vaccine website.

If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can call the State’s new COVID-19 Vaccine Toll-Free Number 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Now through the end of January, the vaccine call center is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 10 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Beginning Feb. 1, hours will extend to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or you can call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822.

Colorado is still in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution, which includes people age 70 and older. All residents (regardless of age) can sign up for email notifications from Boulder County to be alerted to when the vaccine is available for their group.

Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville (Centura)

Louisville’s Avista Adventist Hospital (Centura) is one of Colorado’s providers of the vaccine. Regardless of your insurance status or insurance provider, you can use the Centura vaccine notification sign-up form to sign up to receive additional information and instructions about the vaccine through email and/or text message. Once you complete the form, you may not receive correspondence immediately. However, Centura may provide updates and scheduling instructions if the vaccine becomes available to you. All residents can complete this form now regardless of where they fall in the phased distribution.

If you’d prefer to use the phone, you can call 1-866-414-1562.

Support for Seniors

The Louisville Senior Services staff is also here to help our senior community with questions about the vaccine. Please contact Katie Tofte at 303-335-4919 or ktofte@louisvilleco.gov for questions and assistance signing up for vaccinations waitlists or transportation resources needed.

Please remember that until the vaccine is widely available and used by Coloradans, we must all continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding social interactions with people outside of our household. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or show any symptoms, please continue to get tested.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 January 14, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Vaccine Distribution

Colorado is currently in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution, which includes people age 70 and older. Unfortunately our State and County have very limited doses at this point, which means that not everyone who wants the vaccine can access it yet. We expect more doses soon and more information about accessing the vaccine will be available in the coming weeks. 

The Federal Government’s vaccine distribution process puts the vaccine directly into the hands of various providers (hospitals, pharmacies, public health, and so on), which means there is not just one place to sign up to access your dose. 

The State has today launched a new Where can I get vaccinated? website, targeted at people age 70 and over, which provides details of different providers. If you qualify for the vaccine and want to have your best chance of getting it as soon as possible, Public Health is recommending you sign up with all the various systems (hospital systems, pharmacies, and health agencies).

All residents can sign up for email notifications from Boulder County to be alerted to when the vaccine is available for their group or call the Boulder County Call Center 720-776-0822 or the State Call Center at 1-877-462-2911 for more information.

Join me in celebrating each person who has received their vaccine because that brings us closer to getting everyone vaccinated. The vaccine is a personal choice, but it’s more effective at ending the pandemic when as many of us are vaccinated as possible.

Please remember that until the vaccine is widely available and used by Coloradans, we must all continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding social interactions with people outside of our household. We are still in a pandemic although thankfully the end is in sight.

Vaccine Safety and Other Questions

On the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Vaccine for Coloradans website you’ll find details of the different priority groups as well as frequently asked questions about the vaccine itself.

City’s Level Orange Reopening Plan

The City’s Level Orange Reopening Plan is now available on the City’s COVID-19 website.

  • City Hall remains closed for drop in services, but is once again open for in-person appointments. The City strongly encourages all residents to utilize remote services to the greatest extent possible. See ‘City Hall Appointments’ on the COVID-19 website.
  • The Library has added a new Grab and Go Holds Pick Up, which starts on January 20.
  • In-person Museum tours by appointment will resume on January 19.
  • The Police Department and Court window remains closed for drop-in services, but in-person services will be provided if remote services are not possible. These appointments can be coordinated directly with City staff. The Municipal Court will continue to hold court two times per month.
  • City Offices, the Library, and Museum are all closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The Library will be closed on January 19 to prepare for the Grab and Go Holds Pick Up Service.
  • The Recreation Center is open with increased capacity and reservations are no longer required for fitness areas. The Senior Center remains closed.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 January 4, 2021

Dear Louisville Residents,

Starting today (January 4), Boulder County moves to the less restrictive Level Orange: High Risk on Colorado’s COVID-19 Dial. Governor Polis made this announcement after Colorado saw a sustained decline for 13 days with only 73% of ICU beds statewide in use.

Level Orange: High Risk allows for larger capacity limits in our stores, gyms, and restaurants, and once again allows for in-person dining and personal gatherings limited to no more than 10 individuals from no more than 2 households. Household limits no longer apply to dining at restaurants, although Boulder County Public Health strongly recommends that people continue to distance from non-household members as much as possible. Further detail can be found in the latest COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order. Updated posters for local businesses are available on the City’s Business Resources website.

Despite the easing of restrictions, I would urge you to still use good judgement and limit social interactions with people outside of your household. Please continue to wear a facial covering, wash your hands regularly, maintain 6 feet of distance from people outside of your household, and stay home if you’re sick (unless you’re going to get a COVID-19 test). We do not want to move back to Level Red: Severe Risk, but it’s a very real possibility if our case numbers increase.

City Facilities

As of today, reservations are no longer required for fitness areas at the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (pool reservations are still required) and capacity has been increased in keeping with Level Orange capacity limits. The Senior Center remains closed.

Updated opening hours for the rest of City facilities, including the Library, City Hall, and the Police/Court building, will be available on the City’s COVID-19 website shortly and come into effect on Monday, January 11.

New Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Notification Sign-Up

Residents who would like to be notified about where and when to get a vaccine when it becomes available for their priority group are invited to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Notification Sign-Up. Last week Governor Polis announced some unexpected changes to the COVID-19 vaccination prioritization for Colorado, adding more individuals to priority levels in Phase 1, including individuals over the age of 70. You can find out more about vaccine distribution in Boulder County on the Boulder County Public Health website.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 December 9, 2020

Dear Louisville Residents,

Governor Polis launched Colorado’s new COVID-19 vaccine website today, which includes a timeline and distribution plan as well as answers to many common questions. If after visiting the website, you still have questions about where you are in the vaccine distribution table, you can call 1-877-462-2911.

While the vaccines will soon start to arrive in our state, it will take months before everyone can access a vaccine. The vaccine prioritization is based on how we can save the most lives and end the pandemic as quickly as possible. The vaccine will be provided free of charge and is the gateway to a future without this pandemic.

This is excellent news, but please remember that until a vaccine is widely available, Coloradans should continue to avoid in-person interactions, physical distance, and wear a mask. The current COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order still prohibits personal gatherings of any kind. This includes gathering at a restaurant for outdoor dining with anyone outside of your household.

Community Resources

This has been a difficult year for everyone, but I know it has been more difficult for some residents than others. I wanted to take a moment to remind you that there are community resources available if you need help with utility bills, food, housing, or other basic needs.

On the City’s Community Resources website, you’ll find contact details for local resources like Sister Carmen Community Center, Community Food Share, Louisville Community Food Bank, and Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, as well as programs for utility bill assistance. You can also find details of where to direct any charitable donations.

Additionally, there are also resources available across Boulder County for everything from childcare to housing.

Please share this information with anyone who you think might benefit.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann

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Small Business PPE, Cleaning Supplies, and To-Go Food Container Assistance Program – December 8, 2020

As part of Boulder County’s economic response and recovery efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder County will be providing a package of up to $500 of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and sanitizers, and $500 of to-go food containers to eligible small businesses in towns, cities, and unincorporated areas in the county that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus epidemic.

The Boulder County Commissioners recognize the key role small businesses play in our county, including providing employment opportunities, keeping more dollars in our local economy, and strengthening the character and unique identity of our communities. The funding for the project is provided through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Business owners who meet eligibility requirements (below) can apply for packages of these materials starting Wednesday, Dec. 9 by visiting www.boco.org/C19-supplies and completing the online application and order form. There are a limited number of packages available, so they will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Boulder County’s Partner’s for a Clean Environment, (PACE) will administer the program and a vendor will package and deliver supplies to businesses.

Eligible business types are limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/motel/hospitality
  • Gyms
  • Personal services (Beauty services, personal training, massage therapists, cleaning services, pet care services, etc.)
  • Nonprofits (except hospitals and long-term care facilities who are already eligible for supplies from Boulder County)

Eligibility criteria for businesses:

  • Located within Boulder County.
  • Currently open and operating.
  • Currently providing in-person services, which can include to-go or curbside delivery.
  • Employs less than 50 employees, currently, across all operations and locations.
  • Must not be a publicly traded company unless it is a privately-owned franchise.
  • Owner lives in Colorado and manages and/or is included in day-to-day operations and makes long-term business decisions.
  • Business is current on all city, county, and state of Colorado accounts.

The goals of this program are to:

  1. Support public health compliance in small businesses to protect the health of employees and customers
  2. Support the economic viability of small businesses that have experienced additional reduced operations due to recent public health orders
  3. Introduce restaurants to sustainable products that support the county’s circular economy and climate action goals

The application is available in English and Spanish and staff are available to provide assistance in filling out the application at www.boco.org/C19-supplies. For more information on aid available to coronavirus impacted business, visit the county’s website and the state’s website. For more information on PACE, visit www.pacepartners.com.

COVID Info for Manufacturers: Where to Find What You Need

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  • Where do I find the current COVID requirements for my county?
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 November 19, 2020

Dear Louisville Residents,

Yesterday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) asked me, and all Colorado mayors, to help our communities understand what a dire situation we are in. Officials expressed the very serious need for public participation in curbing the spread of COVID-19 so that we do not overwhelm our hospitals, and are not forced to implement crisis standards of care. This is serious – we need your help to slow the spread of the virus.

Personal gatherings prohibited – even Thanksgiving

On Friday, November 20 at 5 PM, CDPHE will move Boulder County to Level Red: Severe. This is a more restrictive level on the state’s revised COVID-19 Dial, which was released alongside the latest COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order. The new Dial amends the existing levels and adds Level Purple: Extreme Risk, the most restrictive level.

Under Level Red: Severe Risk, all personal gatherings are prohibited. The state is calling on us to help by limiting our in-person social engagements to only people within our household. This means no pods with friends or family members outside of your household. Contact tracing in Boulder County shows a large proportion of COVID-19 cases arising from personal gatherings. CDPHE’s Thanksgiving Guidance makes clear that everyone should only celebrate with their household and refrain from travelling. We also need to continue to maintain 6 feet of distance during necessary social interactions, wash hands diligently, and wear a facial covering.

This will take dedication and work, but if any community can do it, Louisville can.

New restrictions on businesses and events

Level Red: Severe Risk also introduces new restrictions for businesses and events, including no indoor dining, outdoor dining limited to one household per table, no indoor events, and offices and gyms restricted to 10% capacity. Full details of capacity limits can be found in the updated Capacity Table. The state has indicated that the lack of Federal support for businesses has led to the decision to keep businesses open.

At-risk groups to stay at home

Under Level Red: Severe Risk, at-risk groups are recommended to stay at home. The order defines individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to include (but not limited to) those who smoke or are 65 years and older, immunocompromised, or pregnant.

City facilities

City Hall, the Police Department, and Municipal Court remain closed to the public with City staff still available by phone, email, and video conferencing. Reservations are required for the Recreation Center with capacity limited to 10% or up to 10 people in each area, including the pool. In person Museum tours will not be offered, but live virtual tours will begin in December. The Library remains unchanged from last week with computer use by appointment and curbside pick-up.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


A message from the Mayor – November 13, 2020

Dear Louisville Residents,

Boulder County has issued a new Public Health Order today, which goes into effect on Saturday (November 14). Boulder County is still under Colorado’s Safer at Home, Level Orange: High Risk restrictions, but the County’s new order adds the following:

  • Indoor dining is limited to one household per table
  • Outdoor dining is limited to 10 people per table and no more than two households
  • All businesses are strongly encouraged to have employees start or continue working from home to the greatest extent possible – Offices are already limited to a 25% capacity under Safer at Home, Level Orange: High Risk
  • Personal gatherings (private or public) limited to two households with no more than 10 people
  • Limiting indoor events to 25% capacity with up to 25 people and one event per venue
  • No spectators are allowed at adult sporting events and high school sports/games

As I emphasized last week when Boulder County moved to Level Orange: High Risk, we need to do all that we can to slow the rise in cases and keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed. All Coloradans are encouraged to avoid social gatherings in the month of November to help achieve this goal. In order to keep our economy open, we need to stop the increase in cases.

Changes to City Facilities

In an effort to do our part to slow the spread of the virus as well as respond to further public health guidance, City Hall, Municipal Court and the Police Department are now closed to the public. In-person appointments will still be available as needed, but customers are encouraged to use remote services, found on the City’s website. City staff are still available and individual departments can be contacted by using the Staff Directory.

The Recreation and Senior Center and Coal Creek Golf Course continue to follow public health guidelines with reservations once again required and other precautions in place. The Library has limited its in-person options to computer use by appointment and curbside pick-up. For additional details for all City facilities, see the updated reopening plan for Level Orange: High Risk.

Leaf & Branch Curbside Events

Saturday is the first of two Leaf & Branch Curbside Collection Events for residents participating in the city-wide solid waste program through Republic Services. The first event (Saturday, November 14) is for Tuesday and Wednesday customers. The second event (Saturday, November 21) is for Thursday and Friday customers. All items must be curbside by 7 AM. For more information, visit the City’s website.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 November 4, 2020

Dear Louisville Residents,

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move Boulder County to Safer at Home Level Orange: High Risk (previously called Level 3) on Friday, November 6. Level Orange: High Risk is a more restrictive level on the State’s revised COVID-19 Dial, which was released on Tuesday alongside the new COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order.

Although some details have changed, the message remains the same: Coloradans are encouraged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary interactions and personal gatherings whenever possible in order to reduce the spread of disease.

What does Level Orange: High Risk mean for businesses?

Restaurants, non-critical retailers, personal services, and offices will need to limit their capacity to 25% (down from 50%). Residents are asked to practice kindness and patience while businesses adjust to these changes. Further details about Level Orange: High Risk, including what it means for organized events and places of worship, are available in the COVID-19 Dial Public Health Order and the Capacity Table.

What does Level Orange: High Risk mean for City services and facilities?

The Recreation Center will remain open, but with changes to programs and services. The Senior Center remains closed.

The Louisville Public Library building will be closed except for limited access to computers by appointment. Contactless Curbside Holds Pick-Up and services, including Virtual ProgramingWe Browse for You and eBooks, will continue.

The Museum will offer tours by appointment to groups of six people or fewer from the same household. 

What does Level Orange: High Risk mean for residents?

We need to do everything we can to prevent a transition to Level Red: Stay at Home, which we experienced in the spring. As always, stay home if you are sick, continue to wear a facial covering, wash your hands properly, and stay six feet from people you do not live with.

All levels of Safer at Home, including Level Orange: High Risk, limit personal gatherings to 10 people and no more than 2 households so please use good judgement when thinking ahead to Thanksgiving.

As we move into the holiday season, consider showing some ‘local love’ to our business community. Visit the City’s Support Local website for suggestions about how to support our businesses during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann

 


A Message from the City of Louisville:

11/4/20: Rise in New COVID-19 Cases Moves Boulder County to More Restrictive Level

Safer at Home Level Orange: High Risk

Business Restrictions Become Effective Friday, November 6

State Dial Showing Orange Level

Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) was notified today that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move the County to the more restrictive Safer at Home Level Orange: High Risk (this was previously called Level 3) on the state Dial beginning Friday, November 6.

The move is due to the rapid increase in new COVID-19 cases and the percentage of positivity among COVID-19 tests in Boulder County. The county will remain at this level until there is improvement (or worsening) of COVID-19 cases in the county. 

The City of Louisville has developed an information sheet with the critical information businesses need to know for compliance and ensuring public health and safety. We encourage you to print this information and share it with your employees. The second page includes the detailed capacity restrictions, depending on your business type.

Business Information Sheet

The City also has created a poster for you to help you notify and educate the public on the changes in restrictions. 

Business Flyer

For more information about the change in the restrictions effective this Friday, please consider the following resources:

  • Boulder County Call Center: 720.776.0822
  • Colorado Department of Public Health: 303.389.1687 or cohelp@rmpdc.org
  • Megan Pierce, City Economic Vitality Director: 303.335.4531 or mpierce@louisvilleco.gov

To report a violation of the Public Health Order or the City’s Facial Covering Ordinance, please email CityofLouisvilleOrders@louisvilleco.gov or call 303.441.4444.


 October 28, 2020

On Monday, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) announced that due to an increase in cases, Boulder County may need to move to the stricter Safer at Home Level 3 on the state Dial. Level 3 restricts the number of people who can be at a business, restaurant, or workplace, as well as decreases gathering sizes for events and fitness activities (see page 8 in the Safer at Home Dial Order for details). You may have seen in the news that Denver has moved to this Level. 

We should all do our part to keep from moving backwards by following the new state order, which limits gatherings to only people from two households and a maximum of ten people per gathering. As always, please keep up the good work with wearing facial coverings, washing your hands properly, and staying six feet from people you do not live with.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will decide if Boulder County will move to Safer at Home Level 3 after discussion with Boulder County Public Health leadership. The City will continue to keep you informed of any changes.

Halloween

The Colorado Department of Public Health Guidance relating to Halloween is available on the City’s website. Please use good judgement when planning your Halloween weekend.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 September 17, 2020

Boulder County is seeing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, which means we all need to do our part and stay home as much as possible. This week, the State updated its COVID-19 Framework, introducing three new tiers within Safer At Home. Boulder County is in the ‘Concern’ tier, but with our increased case count, we may move to ‘High Risk’. For more information about what this means in detail, please visit the Boulder County Public Health website.

Our community continues to do a great job of limiting the spread of COVID-19 by wearing facial coverings, practicing social distancing of 6 ft, washing hands regularly, and avoiding gatherings of larger than 10 people – so let’s keep it up.

While we stay at home to protect public health, we can continue to support local restaurants and retailers through services such as takeout and curbside pickup.

Halloween

As we move towards October, I’ve received a number of questions about Halloween. A public order banning trick or treating has not been issued to-date by Boulder County Public Health or the State of Colorado. As the situation continues to evolve, this may change, and if it does, the City will comply with all such orders. We will share any safety guidelines as these become available.

Racial Equity

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent Community Conversations on Racial Equity with Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler of The Equity Project. If you missed these events, visit the City’s website to check out the recordings or to register for the Library’s October 13 online event with Dr. Mosby Tyler.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


Applications for Business Matching Grant Program Goes Live September 3

On August 11, the Louisville City Council adopted the Recovery & Improvement Matching Grant Program to continue assistance to businesses that have suffered economic injury to stabilize and recover. 

The program application will open September 3. The application link will be posted on the City’s website and will also be shared via an email announcement that day. 

The program is funded by $150,000 from the City’s General Fund. The City anticipates the program will run through December 31, 2020, though it may end earlier if all program funds are spent. Eligible businesses can seek 50% matching funds for projects that meet the Program Criteria, with a maximum matching grant of $10,000. Each eligible business may only receive one funded project under this program. Only projects that have not been completed or previously paid-for will be considered.

Businesses should review the program information now and consider whether to submit an application. Please contact Economic Vitality Director Megan Pierce if you have questions about whether your project will meet program criteria: mpierce@louisvilleco.gov or 303.335.4531. 

A dedicated Recovery & Improvement webpage contains more detailed information about program eligibility, criteria, and process. 

Gap Fund Applications Open August 31

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25 million in small business loans and grants to boost small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. 

The application will be posted on the Energize Colorado website on Monday, August 31. This will include Frequently Asked Questions and information about program eligibility. 

Questions about the Gap Fund? 
Contact: 1-800-471-0628
(7 days a week 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
or e-mail: GapFundSupport@energizecolorado.com


A message from the Mayor – Labor Day in Louisville – August 12

With the gorgeous summer weather, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we are in the middle of a global pandemic – but we still are.  Flu season has the potential to put additional strain on our medical supplies and resources.  As we move towards flu season, it becomes even more important to reduce the number of new cases. We need to continue to do our part to limit the spread of the virus. Everyone should:

  • keep a safe distance of 6 feet or more from people outside of their household
  • wear a facial covering that covers the nose and mouth
  • wash their hands frequently
  • avoid large gatherings and crowded areas
  • get a flu shot

At-risk populations, like Coloradans 65 years and older and those with pre-existing health conditions, should stay home as much as possible except for essential trips or to visit Colorado’s great outdoors.

Labor Day

On Labor Day (September 7), the City will host a Drive Thru Car Show from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Ascent Community Church Parking Lot. Labor Day is a big day for Louisville with our annual Parade and Fall Festival, but unfortunately neither is possible this year due to public health and safety restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Labor Day Drive Thu Car Show will allow us to come together as a community while practicing social distancing. While attending the event, you and your household will stay in your vehicle while you view the cars on display.

More details, including a map, will be available soon on the Drive Thru Car Show website.

No registration is required to attend. If you would like to display your car in the Drive Thru Car Show or take part as an event volunteer, visit the Drive Thru Car Show website for details. 

Louisville’s Crosswalk Beautification Brainstorm Events

Last week the City launched a new engagement opportunity, inviting residents to share their ideas for crosswalks on Pine, Johnson, Hoover, Polk, Dahlia, and Cherry. You can share your ideas on Engage Louisville or register to attend one of two online Info & Feedback Sessions with Public Works Director Kurt Kowar next week (August 19 and August 20).

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 July 31, 2020

Governor Polis commented this week that despite rising cases in Colorado, we still have time to turn things around. State health officials are working hard to determine how we can get the rate of the virus’ spread back down to a manageable level so we can avoid another economic shutdown. In order to do our part to limit the spread of the virus, all Coloradans should stay home whenever possible, older Coloradans and those at higher risk of suffering from complications of COVID-19 should stay at home, and we should all continue to wear facial coverings.

BVSD reopening plans

As many of you are aware, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) have released their reopening plans for the upcoming school year. To keep our schools open, we must continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 so please continue to follow all of the advice I mentioned above.

Library reopens

As part of the City’s phased reopening plans, the Louisville Public Library reopened to patrons for limited hours. Everyone is required to  wear a facial covering, practice social distancing, wash their hands, and limit time in the library to 30 minutes or less, if possible. The popular Curbside Service will also continue.

Recreation Center

The Recreation Center reopened on July 1 and I’ve heard that guests are doing a great job of following safety guidelines and the requirement to wear a facial covering. Thank you to everyone for continuing to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 July 17, 2020

Yesterday Governor Polis issued Executive Order 2020-138, which requires all individuals over 10 years old to wear a face covering while in a public indoor space. Businesses are legally required to enforce this order and their business license may be suspended if there is a violation.

What does this mean for Louisville?
Louisville is covered by City Ordinance 1793, which read in conjunction with City Ordinance 1795, extends the original ordinance to August 30.

  • Indoors in Louisville – Facial coverings must be worn when inside a business that is open to the public, including an office or other facility where government services may be accessed.
  • Outdoors in Louisville – Facial coverings must be worn outdoors where social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.

Exceptions are listed in Ordinance 1793 and generally include children under 2 years old (in child care environments, under 3 years old or any age while napping); children under 12 years old in which a covering poses a choking or strangulation hazard or makes it difficult to breathe; persons who have trouble breathing; persons in a professional office who do not interact with the public; persons eating or drinking while in a restaurant; and first responders, if a covering interferes with their ability to perform their duties. For more specific details on exemptions, please review City Ordinance 1793.

Additional business guidance and signage is available on the Business Resources website.

Should I follow the State’s order or Louisville’s?
The Governor’s Order allows for local communities to have their own more restrictive facial covering orders as Louisville does. As the City’s order is more restrictive, this is the order that all residents, visitors and employees must follow.

For non-urgent violations/concerns relating to the City’s ordinance, please email CityofLouisvilleOrders@LouisvilleCO.gov.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


 July 15, 2020

Like most of the United States, Colorado has seen an upward trend in cases and hospitalizations over the past couple of weeks. Governor Polis announced that the administration will continue to be guided by data and science, and adjust reopening strategies based on the trajectory of the spread of the virus.

Boulder County is still in the Safer at Home phase so please continue to wear a facial covering, practice social distancing, wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you’re sick. You can visit Boulder County Public Health’s website to review the criteria for Boulder County moving into the Protect Our Neighbors phase.

City’s Phase 2 Reopening Plan

The City’s phased approach to reopen facilities and services is based on our commitment to protect City staff and residents, and in adherence with State of Colorado and Boulder County public health data and orders. Public safety remains our top priority.

Starting this week you can reserve a computer at the Louisville Public Library for two hours, book the Louisville Center for the Arts for groups of 10 people or fewer, and make an appointment at the Police and Court Building. Visit the City’s COVID-19 website for details.

Summer travel

Travel can increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 and non-essential travel is not recommended. If you’re traveling within Colorado to access outdoor recreation areas, visit the Colorado Safer at Home website for travel guidance. If you do take a summer trip, please help protect our community by following these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for travel within the US and international travel.

Facial coverings when visiting our trails

If you’re staying local this summer, please remember our City Ordinance requires facial coverings be worn when you’re outside and not able to maintain 6 feet of distance – that includes on our trails. So remember to bring a facial covering when visiting our open space and wear them at the trailheads, when passing others, and anytime it is not possible to keep a safe 6-foot distance from anyone not residing in your household.

Sincerely,

Mayor Stolzmann


July 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Governor Polis extended Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors until the end of July and announced that bars would no longer be able to offer in-person service amid an increase in COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks.

Bars can sell alcoholic beverages to-go for takeout or delivery if they are sold along with food. Bars that have taken steps to open as restaurants may continue to operate in-person service, so long as they have patrons seated with their own party only in set seating, spaced six feet apart, and with no mingling.

This announcement is a significant development as it really emphasizes how important it is that we act responsibly so that we can continue to safely keep our economy going.

The Governor also announced the framework for the next phase, Protect Our Neighbors. Boulder County Public Health is reviewing the criteria required to move Boulder County to this phase and I’ll continue to share any updates.

Wear a facial covering
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: please do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a facial covering. Making sure we limit the spread of the virus is more important than ever, especially as we move towards the start of the new school year.

A happy and safe 4th of July
While you prepare for the long weekend, please remember to do all that you can to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Continue to gather in groups no larger than 10, maintain 6 feet of distance between people outside of your household, wear a facial covering, and wash your hands. Despite the holiday weekend and the sunny forecast, now is not the time to increase the amount of people you’re in contact with so please use good judgement.

Sincerely,
Mayor Stolzmann