City of Greeley News

City Officials Announce Public Closures in Response to COVID-19

City of Greeley officials decided to close non-emergency city facilities in response to the spread of COVID-19 and two presumptive positives cases in Weld County.

State officials are encouraging the cancellation of public gatherings in Colorado with more than 250 people. City officials strongly encourage any gatherings of fewer than 250 people to practice social distancing and CDC-recommended precautions.

At this time, Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has identified two individuals who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 via the testing process overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). These individuals are considered “presumptive positive” until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm the cases.

This means effective immediately, the city is closing public access to all non-emergency facilities at the close of business today, March 13. The closures will remain in effect through March 30 at which time the situation will be re-evaluated. All essential city operations and staff — including, police, fire department, water, sewer, and key infrastructure will continue functioning. Emergency services will continue.

Municipal Court is closed along with all other non-public safety facilities. Individuals scheduled to appear during this closure should call 970-350-9230 as soon as city facilities re-open to reschedule their appearance.

Greeley Public Facilities Closures Include:

  • City Hall, 1000 10th Street
  • City Center North, 1100 10th St.
  • City Center South, 1001 11th Ave.
  • Municipal Court, 1001 11th Ave.
  • Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave.
  • Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave.
  • Greeley Ice Haus, 900 8th Ave.
  • Rodarte Community Center, 920 A St.
  • Greeley Active Adult Center, 1501 65th Ave.
  • Public Works Administrative Building, 1001 9th Ave.
  • Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N 14th Ave.
  • Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave.
  • Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. 

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of community members and staff alike, officials decided to reduce social and public contact by closing city facilities.

For information about Greeley City Council meetings, and other public city meetings, go to www.greeleygov.com.

Greeley-Evans Transit (GET)

Due to the essential nature of public transportation, Greeley-Evans Transit officials intend to operate all regular services for the time being. However, officials ask riders to please practice CDC-recommended hygiene and germ-spread prevention techniques and social distancing.

The city urges everyone to take the following CDPHE-recommended precautions to protect yourself and those around you:

  • There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask to protect family members or in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs.

For information about what to do if you suspect you have symptoms, go to the CDPHE website.

For more additional resources, visit the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment website, the CDPHE website, or the CDC website.


Release Date:
Mar 13, 2020

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Communication & Engagement Director Kelli Johnson
970-616-2422
kelli.johnson@greeleygov.com

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1000 10th Street, Lower Level
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9702



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