City of Fort Lupton Declares State of Emergency Related to COVID-19
at Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Council Meeting NEWS RELEASE
Fort Lupton, CO- Following a declaration of emergency by Weld County Colorado, and the announcement of the State of Colorado and the US Center for Disease Control that the COVID-19 Virus has become a global pandemic, Mayor Zo Stieber today declared a state of emergency in the City of Fort Lupton.
Last night at the City Council Meeting, Mayor Stieber shared a Point of Privilege statement some of what the Mayor said was this, “During the COVID-19 respiratory pandemic, I encourage every resident to take the time to acquaint themselves with extra sanitation procedures Weld County recommends and to the limit the time you spend around people whom you are not familiar with. If you are in the higher risk groups, which are those with underlying health conditions, and folks over 60 years of age like me, please remember to watch what you touch and what touches you. Social distancing can keep the spread of airborne virus to a minimum."
We invite you to click the following images below to find further City of Fort Lupton resources.
On another note, the City of Fort Lupton is asking for your help. Please do not flush any items besides toilet paper down the toilet.
Toilet paper is the only paper safe to flush down the toilet. You do not want to risk a very costly backup.
DO NOT FLUSH:
Bathroom wipes (even if they are flushable)
Fats, oils, and grease
Feminine hygiene products
Thank you for your help.
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance: "The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration." Click here to view the website.
Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce: Takeout Takeover. Click here to learn more.
Colorado of Economic Development & International Trade: This site contains resources for paid sick leave information, state required closures, public health updates and more. Click here to view the website.
Economic Development Council of Colorado Updates: As the state’s premier economic development resource, EDCC is compiling the latest news, data & resources for its members and their business communities, in response to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus.) Click here to view the website.
East Colorado Small Business Development Center: Disaster recovery & relief information. Click here to view the website. They will also be hosting an Emergency Response Roundtable on Friday, March 20th. Click here for details.
Information for Restaurants and the Service Industry:
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Information & Resources: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus
State of Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits Information Page
State of Colorado Unemployment Home Page for Application
State of Colorado Guidance on Alternatives to Laying Off Employees