Town Administrator July 7, 2020Police Directives Community Task Force
The Board of Trustees have established the Community Task Force as a result of the June 11, 2020 'Community Conversations - George Floyd's Death and a Call to Action'. The Community Task Force will have a unique opportunity to provide valuable input in reviewing the Police Department's directives and procedures.
Applications are accepted until July 10, 2020. Members must be an Erie resident, 18 years of age, and be willing to attend meetings as established by the Community Task Force. The initial meeting is set for Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Erie Police Department (1000 Telleen Avenue). For more, and to apply visit the volunteer posting
.Facial Cover Order Extended
A new study
provides evidence indicating using facial coverings in public is associated with lower COVID-19 infection rates. The study also suggests facial covering mandates have possibly averted hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 cases. Locally, Boulder County has mandated, with specified exceptions, wearing facial coverings whenever outside and not maintaining social distance of at least 6 feet from any non-household members. Weld County has not adopted a facial covering order, although Weld County does recommend wearing one when, “…around other people where physical distancing isn’t as easy”. Weld County’s current COIVID-19 case rate
of 916/100,000 population is more than twice Boulder County’s current rate of 443.
Boulder County adopted its initial Facial Covering Order
on May 2. On May 4, Mayor Jennifer Carroll extended the Boulder County Order to all parts of Erie. On May 26, the Board of Trustees ratified the Mayor’s Order. Because its earlier Order was set to expire, Boulder County extended its Facial Covering Order
until it is rescinded. On July 1, and to continue the policy of consistent application of the Boulder County Order throughout all of Erie, as the Town’s Emergency Manager, Town Administrator Malcolm Fleming signed an Order extending the Boulder County Order to all of Erie. On May 14, the Board of Trustees will consider ratifying the Town Administrator’s Order.