Statement about city closures and cancellations

Published on March 13, 2020

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UPDATE: INFORMATION HAS UPDATED SINCE THIS STATEMENT WAS PUBLISHED. GET THE LATEST INFORMATION AT Lakewood.org/Virus.

March 13, 2020 -- In response to the emerging public health threat from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City of Lakewood has canceled City Council’s March 16 study session and will close its four recreation centers and other cultural and recreational buildings from March  14 to April 30. As a result, all scheduled programs, activities, events and facility rentals are canceled. For a complete listing of these closures, please check the “cancellation and closures” tab at Lakewood.org/Virus.

This is a difficult decision, knowing that residents rely on their ability to participate in their city government and expect to be able to use city services that are important to their quality of life.

These cancellations and closures are based on public health officials’ recommendations to minimize close contact among people, particularly large groups. It is critically important to curtail the spread of the COVID-19, as there is more to learn about its transmission and how the disease behaves. By canceling events, programs and meetings and closing facilities, we will be able to limit in-person contact among residents, visitors and employees – an important step in helping to curtail the spread of this virus and protecting the community’s health.

We continue to evaluate the status of upcoming City Council meetings along with all other meetings, events and programs. We continue to work closely with Jeffco and state health officials to plan, prepare and respond to emerging issues that need to be addressed in our city.

Please continue to visit or subscribe to Lakewood.org/Virus for updates on city programs, events, meetings and operations.