Timnath Community – Stay At Home Orders
Today, March 25, 2020 the Larimer County Public Health Director issued a Stay-at-Home Order to all residents of Larimer County, going in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, through April 17, 2020. The full Order can be found HERE.
In addition, Governor Polis issued a state-wide Stay-at-Home Order going into effect from 6 a.m. Thursday, March 26, through April 11, 2020. Visit Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for details.
“These are certainly difficult times for our town,” said Mayor Jill Grossman-Belisle. “However, the Timnath community is strong and resilient, and we will get through this together, albeit temporarily apart. Officials believe this is necessary to get through this more quickly, and we can start getting back to a more normal routine.”
By issuing these orders, public health officials hope to significantly slow the spread of COVID-19 and decrease the overall length of time and restrictions in place. The Town of Timnath is complying with these Orders.
While under the order, Timnath community members should only leave their homes for food and to obtain or provide essential services. The list of essential services, businesses and infrastructure identified by Larimer County can be found HERE. The Town of Timnath is committed to continuing to serve our residents by providing essential Town services:
- Public Safety – patrol and support services continue to serve Timanth and are prepared appropriately during this Order
- Snow Removal – Public Works is considered essential services and will continue operations, for example, the Department is prepared for snow removal operations for Friday’s anticipated snow storm.
- Town Administration – the Town Center will be closing no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow and will remain closed to public access throughout the duration of the Orders. Many Town services can be accessed online, visit timnath.org for details. Phone and email response will be available during regular business hours.
- Election – As of today, the April 7th Election will proceed as scheduled. However, after tomorrow voters must mail or drop-off ballots outside at the Larimer County drive-up ballot box located at 4800 Goodman Street.
- Parks – Playground equipment was sanitized this week and will continue to be cleaned weekly until further notice. Public restrooms at the Timnath Community Park will be closed, but the park is open.
“Timnath has always been a community of caring people and now is no different. In fact, we need each other more than ever. We will come together once again during these stressful times,” said Mayor Grossman-Belisle. “Be good neighbors, call and check in on each other, text an encouraging word, support local businesses as you can, and most importantly be kind to each other. Please visit the TimnathFoundation.org to find out more ways to help.”
As a means for the Timnath community to support one another, the Timnath Foundation has established a program called Timnath Community Cares. The program provides support for Timnath residents and local Timnath businesses in need through donations of funds or volunteer services. This may be a request to have someone pick up your medicine, bring you a meal, or help pay a bill. You can submit confidential requests for support at timnathfoundation.org. You can also sign up to volunteer to provide these essential services to your neighbors, especially those at risk. Please consider making a donation to help.
DETAILS OF THE STAY AT HOME ORDER
During a stay-at-home order you are able to:
- Go to the pharmacy to get medication.
- Get groceries for you and anyone that lives in your home.
- Have a take-out meal from your favorite local restaurant.
- Get food or supplies for your pet.
- Take your dog around the block, take a bike ride or go for a hike – make sure to keep your distance from others.
- Help your at-risk parent, grandparents or neighbors and get groceries and supplies.
- Get to-go brews from your favorite watering hole! (and enjoy responsibly from home)
If you must leave your home, always be vigilant to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Continue to wash your hands and disinfect frequently used surfaces in your home frequently. Explore other tips for keeping you and your family safe on the CDC website.
Essential Activities and Business:
The shelter-in-home order that Larimer County and the state of Colorado have adopted requires residents to remain in place at their homes EXCEPT for essential activities. These activities include:
- Tasks essential to maintaining your health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor.
- Getting necessary services or supplies for yourselves or your family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying at home.
- Caring for a family member in another household.
- Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.
The shelter-in-home order also does not apply to those working in an essential business or government function, including:
- Health care operations.
- Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities.
- Grocery stores, food banks, convenience stores and liquor stores.
- Restaurants that are offering take-out and curbside services.
- Businesses that provide necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals and shelter facilities.
- Gas stations and auto repair facilities.
- Essential Critical Infrastructure, including the construction of housing, operation of public transportation and utilities.
- Garbage and recycling collection
- Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses.
- Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning.
- Laundromats and laundry service providers.
- Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences
- Childcare facilities providing services that enable essential employees to go to work.
- Roles required for any essential business to “maintain basic operations,” which include security, payroll and similar activities.
Non-Essential Businesses Required to Close
- Dine-in restaurant services.
- Bars and nightclubs.
- Non-essential personal services such as hair and nail salons, massage and tattoo parlors, and spas.
- Entertainment venues.
- Gyms and fitness studios.
- Public events and gatherings.
- Business not defined as essential.