COVID-19

State and county health departments have prepared a multitude of information for residents to protect health proactively. The Town of Erie continues to urge residents, businesses, and visitors to follow the mandates set out by state and local public health agencies.

State and County Health Departments

Face Coverings

On Feb. 8, 2022 the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to repeal the extension of Boulder County's face coverings order that allowed it to cover the entirety of the Town of Erie. This means that businesses in Weld County can now require - or not require - masking in their establishments at their own discretion. This repeal does not give direction to school districts. School districts will make their own decisions on masking requirements in their schools.

Boulder County Public Health's order Public Health Order 2021-08 requiring facial coverings, is still active and businesses/facilities in Boulder County still need to follow this order. 

The order requires masks in all indoor public spaces for all individuals 2 years and older regardless of vaccination status. View the Boulder County Public Health release here

Isolation & Quarantine

All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been a close contact of a person with COVID-19 infection, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, and all individuals who are symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms as defined by CDPHE are required to isolate or quarantine pursuant to Boulder County Public Health’s General Isolation and Quarantine Guidance by Vaccination Status unless otherwise directed by Boulder County Public Health.

Enforcement

We ask that all individuals comply with the requirements outlined above.

If you have an urgent public health concern, call Erie Police Dispatch (administered by Boulder County Communications) at 303-441-4444. An Officer will be assigned to contact you. In an emergency, always dial 911.

For Non-Compliance Under boulder County's Order

Upon receiving a complaint about a business, the Erie Police Department will provide education as appropriate. Should additional complaints be received, the Erie Police Department will deliver a notice to the business advising the business has 24 hours to achieve compliance. If the business is deemed not in compliance within 24 hours, an Erie Police Officer will cite the business with 'Failure to obey a lawful order.' The citation requires an appearance at the Town of Erie's Municipal Court. The maximum penalty for Failure to Obey a Lawful Order is $2,650 and 364 days in jail per count. If further complaints or violations are reported, additional citations may be issued for each violation.

For Non-Compliance to Any Business Requests

If a patron at any business refuses to either follow a businesses requests or leave that location, the Erie Police may be called to help mitigate the situation. Businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone for reason they have deemed appropriate for their private business. For example, many businesses require shirts and shoes in order to enter their location - this may also be extended to face masks if the businesses makes that decision. If a patron refuses to mask or to leave, the police could issue a citation for trespass. 

Vaccine Distribution

Information on vaccinations can be found at Where can I get vaccinated? | Colorado COVID-19 Updates Vaccine Distribution Vaccine Distribution Vaccine Distribution Vaccine Distribution.

Protect Yourself

The CDPHE recommends steps to protect yourself and help control the community spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear masks or face coverings in certain situations according to the mask guidance.
  • Stay home when you feel unwell.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from other people whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face, including eyes, nose, and mouth.

What is the Town Doing?

The Town of Erie continues to evaluate and refine its approach to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the community's safety and well-being.

  • Enacting a Local Disaster Declaration
  • Participating in ongoing and regular communications with local and regional emergency management and health agencies to review necessary data, updates, and strategies to coordinate response and action.
  • Erie emergency responders have response plans and screening protocols currently in place. 
  • Providing education about the virus and healthy habits to residents, employees, and users of our public facilities.
  • Increasing the frequency and detail of cleaning and sanitizing our public facilities and providing additional resources and facility staff strategies.
  • Encouraging facility users to cancel participation in classes, activities, and programs if they are ill.

Town-related Resources

The Town offers a suite of pages with information to help our community navigate through the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Businesses

Residents

  • Utility Bill Grant: Bill credit to those financially impacted by COVID-19