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City of Greeley Increases COVID-19 Precautions as Local Numbers Continue Rising

As COVID-19 numbers keep increasing in Greeley, city officials decided to increase safety measures for City of Greeley facilities in line with the state’s Level Red: Severe Risk measures.

The latest key markers used by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to assess COVID-19 levels show Weld County COVID-19 numbers above the state’s severe threshold.

City officials increased safety measures for City of Greeley facilities to conform to the state’s Level Red guidance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the community, and reduce the strain on the healthcare system. These changes build on the safety strategies city officials elected to implement last week in line with the state’s Level Orange restrictions.

Just as before, these increased safety measures apply only to city facilities, not private businesses or services in Greeley, which are under the authority of Weld County Public Health and its officials.  

“We have to take additional action now,” said City Manager Roy Otto. “This latest increase in cases presents a serious risk to our workforce, city operations, and the community and we have to take strong action to ensure we protect Greeley.”

These changes will not have an immediate effect on how community members access City of Greeley services. Access to city staff, services, and facilities will, for now, remain largely by appointment— with City Hall, 1000 10th St., open for walk-in bill payment. However, community members may notice a reduced number of available appointments and reservations at facilities due to decreased capacity limits.

Additionally, officials canceled the upcoming Festival of Trees. Refunds for the Festival of Trees will take place automatically. The festival’s online auction will still take place at greeleyfestivaloftrees.com. For more information about the cancellation of the event call Special Events Coordinator Andrea Haring at 970-336-4219. For more information about refunds, call 970-356-5000. 

To find more information about access to City of Greeley services and facilities, go to www.greeleygov.com/covid-19.

Release Date:
Nov 20, 2020

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Public Information Officer James Redmond
970-373-8157
james.redmond@greeleygov.com

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