Updated Mask Policy - August 16
Cover Smart. Do Your Part. Slow the Spread.
The personal safety of residents, patrons, staff, volunteers, and visitors, especially those populations who cannot vaccinate, is our highest priority. As we continue to welcome you in the Town of Erie facilities we want to assure you that we are taking all of the appropriate steps to ensure a safe environment for all. We will continue to keep you updated as new information is received.
- Updated Mask Policy effective Monday, Aug. 16.
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.
- Limited capacities.
- Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and signage.
- Doors to meeting space to remain open (when possible) to reduce contact points.
Masks for Visitors to Town Facilities
Masks are required indoors for everyone age 2 and older, who are present at Town youth programs/sports and childcare.
In accordance with Boulder County Public Health's Public Health Order, masks are required indoors for everyone age 2 and older, who is present at Town of Erie indoor childcare settings, indoor youth sports, indoor youth activities and camps inside any Town facility, including those individuals with a medical exemption and regardless of vaccination status. This includes participants, program staff, volunteers, and spectators. ‘Youth programs’ are defined as programs intended for individuals under age 19.
Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Masks for Town Employees
All employees are required to wear a mask while inside Town facilities and while inside Town vehicles when spaces are shared. And though visitors to Town facilities who are not attending a Youth Activity are not required to wear a mask, facial coverings that cover the nose and mouth are strongly encouraged for people age 2 and up in Town facilities regardless of vaccination status. This includes Town Hall, the Erie Community Center, and the Service Center.
Any unvaccinated community members are also encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.
We are seeing a significant increase in cases across Colorado and in Boulder and Weld counties. The Delta variant accounts for almost all new cases and is far more transmissible. Although the possibility of vaccinated individuals contracting COVID-19 is low, and far less frequent, and less severe than for those who are unvaccinated, transmission is occurring among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new guidance urging all individuals in communities with substantial or high transmission rates to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status (CDC Guidance for fully vaccinated, CDC guidance for not fully vaccinated).
Please continue to respect businesses that require you to wear masks in their buildings. Businesses are still within their rights to ask patrons to wear masks and Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) has made strong recommendations for businesses about requiring masks – details can be found in their press release.