CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
Weld County Red Level 11/25/2020:
The Town of LaSalle is aware of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s designation of “high/red” COVID risk for Weld County and its associated restrictions. By law, the primary responsibility for establishment and enforcement of such regulations in LaSalle lies with the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, as the local public health authority for the Town of LaSalle.
Summarizing a statement released by Weld County, Weld County’s approach is to promote and encourage residents and business owners to take individual responsibility and make decisions to protect themselves, their families, their community and their businesses. Neither they (or in turn the Town) will be enforcing restrictions associated with the State’s public health directive. Weld County encourages all residents to actively engage in prevention methods with regard to the virus: physically distance yourself from others, wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home if you are sick, clean frequently touched surfaces.
What is the Town of LaSalle doing?
The Town is currently taking the actions listed below; this plan will be updated as needed, based upon the evolving situation. We are working with Weld County Health Department, LaSalle Fire District, as well as other partner organizations to coordinate our operations and activities in the event of a worsening public health risk.
- Community Center – Closed until further notice
- Town Hall – Closed to the Public
- Encourage online bill pay or using the drop box at Town Hall
Our goal is to keep the Town functioning at the highest levels, providing essential services, and keeping our infrastructure operational. We are looking forward to the end of this virus as much as you are and are trying hard to accommodate as much as possible. Please contact the LaSalle Town Hall at 970-284-6931 with any questions. Thank you!
What can you do now?
We urge all LaSalle residents and community members to protect themselves with the most up-to-date coronavirus prevention practices and measures recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Additionally, we are also at the height of flu season. As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to practice these everyday wellness steps:
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use and alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get an annual flu vaccine
Questions about the virus and those seeking medical advice should contact health professionals.
- Call CO Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
- Email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish to your COVID-19 questions.
As of March 10, Governor Polis declared a State of Emergency in Colorado which will open up access to additional resources to help slow the spread of COVID-19.