COVID-19

*COVID-19 UPDATE* Town facilities are closed to the public until December 1, 2020. As a reminder, Town facilities are Town government buildings NOT private businesses. More information here

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COVID-19 Announcement

The Town of Johnstown and its partners are consistently monitoring the current crisis and making efforts to implement the safest practices, including closures and reopenings, that prioritize the health and safety of our community.

Wear a mask, Watch your distance, Wash your hands!

Prevention

The following are the best methods of prevention in avoiding exposure to the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom, and after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep children at home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or disinfecting wipes.

What is the Town Doing?

  • Currently, all Town government buildings are closed to the public.
  • Participating in ongoing and regular communications with county and regional emergency management and health agencies to review necessary data, updates, and strategies to coordinate response and action.
  • Providing developing information about the virus as we learn more across our communications platforms. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more timely information.
  • Encouraging and reiterating healthy habits and proactive measures against the virus on our communications platform.
  • Updating our list of resources for easily accessible accurate information on the virus.

 
Grants & Financial Opportunities
Local Restaurant Use of Town Public Spaces
  • Resolution 2020-15 was passed to allow local restaurant establishments to use public property (streets, sidewalks, parking spaces etc) for service during COVID-19 Safer-at-Home period of occupancy limits.
  • Before use of space, applicants MUST APPLY for a permit with the Town. Two documents are required:
    • Temporary License Agreement for Encroachment in the Town's Rights of Way
    • Temporary Street/Sidewalk Use Application.
      • Email completed items to the Town Manager or drop off at Town Hall.
Guidance on Reopening, Conducting Business, and Managing COVID-19
  • Colorado Restaurant AssociationEmail updates on the crisis, explanations on how each order can affect your business: loans, take out/delivery guidance, sanitation, rent concerns, labor laws...
  • U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance website: The SBA is rolling out a loan program specific to COVID-19 and is offering low-interest federal disaster loans. Please check this resource for the most accurate information. Any business that is suffering an economic loss as a result of COVID-19 is required to fill out an economic injury worksheet. For more information, please contact Lori Hodges with the Larimer County office of emergency management, who is coordinating with the SBA on this effort on behalf of Larimer County. Email Lori Hodges at hodgeslr@co.larimer.co.us and cc Adam Crowe at acrowe@larimer.org.

 

  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Unemployment - coloradoui.gov: The State has one succinct site with information for workers and employers. This is updated often, especially as news regarding federal aid becomes available. Skip right to the workers page here.
  • OnwardCO: This website is a "one-stop resource for the people of CO impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic"
  • Connecting Colorado: This system connects potential employees with employers. 
  • 2-1-1 Colorado: Connects people in the state to vital resources.
  • DOH developed an online mapping tool that helps Coloradoans identify the entity that provides emergency funding in their location.