Though the state has issued less strict Safer-at-Home orders, Westminster remains under stricter Stay-at-Home orders through Friday, May 8. A majority of metro Denver communities remain under similar orders as well.
These Public Health Orders are issued by Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department and took effect April 27, 2020. They extend the state’s Stay-At-Home order, which expired April 26, 2020.
Westminster residents and businesses should follow the orders of the county in which they live or do business. Even though the state has transitioned to Safer-at-Home, county orders should be followed.
By issuing these orders, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department are opting out of the less strict provisions of the Governor Jared Polis’ Safer-At-Home order and implementing stricter local provisions for Jefferson and Adams counties.
For Westminster residents and businesses, this means:
1) Non-critical businesses can now offer retail sales through curbside delivery of their products;
2) The definition of “necessary travel” is expanded to allow travel to pick up goods through curbside delivery;
3) Only minimum staffing by non-critical businesses to fill and process orders for curbside delivery is allowed;
4) Remote work for those employees of non-critical businesses who can, must continue; and
5) No members of the public can enter the physical locations of non-critical businesses.
Throughout the Stay-at-Home order, the city has never stopped operating. Staff have and will continue to respond to calls and emails, process business permits, perform inspections, ensure public safety, maintain quality drinking water and many other essential city services.