Stay safe by
staying home, wearing a face covering when out for essential needs or work
The city of Aurora
encourages its residents to comply the Stay-at-Home order through May 8
that was extended in Adams and Arapahoe counties by Tri-County Health
Department, the local, independent public health authority over Aurora.
This is an effort to stem the ongoing high level of COVID-19 virus
infection in these counties. Douglas County, where a small number of Aurora
residents live, will continue with the governor's Safer-at-Home order (no
businesses operate in the Douglas County portion of Aurora).
in Adams and Arapahoe counties are now allowed to offer curbside pickup and
delivery services per Tri-County Health Department's public health order
that extended the state stay-at-home order. Retail businesses in Douglas
County also are able to offer curbside pickup and delivery as stated in
Gov. Polis' Safer-at-Home order.
With public health
and safety as our top priority, the city of Aurora on April 28
formally adopted the state’s regulations on face coverings for workers in
critical businesses and strongly encourage all Aurora businesses to require
customers to wear a face covering at all times when inside the business and
also encouraging customers to comply. As we move into the Safer-at-Home
phase after May 8, this is an important step for keeping our community
safe, supporting our local businesses and helping the economy begin to
To stay up to date
on any additional orders or guidance at the local level, go to the
Tri-County Health Department's website at TCHD.org/Coronavirus.
about Aurora's response and local resources of all kinds ia available at AuroraGov.org/COVID-19.
protected bike lanes nearly open
is close to wrapping up, but two important project elements are still
being installed: traffic signals and bike-ped counters.
Stay tuned for
a grand opening of this new trail coming in late May.
While city offices
are closed to the public at this time due to the COVID-19, Aurora's Mayor,
City Council and city staff in many areas are busy continuing to provide
essential city services.
Aside from our
public safety staff who are focused on protecting residents and responding
to medical calls, Aurora Water personnel are performing critical water and
wastewater treatment and maintenance activities throughout our system.
public health crisis, the city's Permit Center has continued to serve the
business community with minimal disruption while still ensuring safety for
employees and customers. That's because years ago, the Building Division
moved all of its services online to allow customers to skip the trip to our
Development Services Department staff continue to move forward on visioning
studies for the city and review of plans for impending residential and
commercial developments. At the same time, Public Works staff is forging
ahead on road maintenance projects, filling potholes and completing work on
bigger infrastructure projects designed to improve mobility in the city.
professionals are answering the public's questions and sharing critical
information through media, the city website, social media and AuroraTV.
While in-person programming is on hold, Parks, Recreation and Open Space
and Library and Cultural Services staff are maintaining important city
assets and offering creative online activities.
Department staff are making sure employee needs are addressed. And Finance
Department staff are managing the city's finances and monitoring the
impacts of COVID-19 on the city budget.
All of this work
goes on while we ensure the safety and well-being of employees.
These are just a
few examples of how your city continues to work for you during COVID-19.
For information on city services in Aurora, visit AuroraGov.org. To
reach Access Aurora, call 303.739.7000 or visit AuroraGov.org/ContactUs.
Council Member Town
Meetings Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur, but the format and structure of town meetings may
be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to check the latest information on meeting
City Council Regular
Meeting (Virtual) Monday, May 4, 7:30
p.m. View this meeting
online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880. You can also
listen to the meeting by phone (see AuroraGov.org for details). In advance of the meeting,
submit a comment for Public Invited To Be Heard or an individual agenda
item to email@example.com. Please indicate in your email whether you
want your comment read into the record at the meeting or simply forwarded
to mayor and City Council. Staff will read the first three minutes of any
comment into the record as requested. Comments will also be accepted in
advance of the meeting by phone by calling the City Clerk’s Office at
303.739.7094. AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.orgor cable channels 8 and 880 only
Explore the world
while staying at home Do you feel a little
shut off from the rest of the world during the Stay-at-Home order? Some
city programs have some great ways for you to stay connected.
·Aurora Dance Arts: On
its Facebook page, Aurora
Dance Arts is providing live online dance classes, with some of their
fabulous faculty teaching from home, dance tutorials and dance challenge
videos, and various other online resources for dancers and families.
·Aurora Public Library: The
library has daily storytime on Facebook,
ebooks, audiobooks and other remote-access tools, Learn at Home activities,
Do It Yourself projects, virtual field trips to museums, national parks, etc.,
and more. Aurora Public Schools students can access most library databases
using their student ID number.
·Art in Public Places: The
city’s Art in Public Places program has a downloadable coloring book
featuring some of the most popular public arts in Aurora. Visit its Facebook page to
download your free copy.
·The People’s Building: Aurora's
newest cultural facility is creating a series of videos on its Facebook and Instagram titled
“Six Feet Apart,” which profiles some of the artists and performers who
will be showcased at the building once we return to healthier times.
City of Aurora Metro
District Information Meeting Thursday, April 30,
6 to 7:30 p.m. The city of Aurora
is hosting this informational meeting, which will be presented in a
teleconference format due to COVID-19, to discuss Title 32 Metropolitan
Districts. This meeting will include a presentation from the Special
District Association of Colorado and city staff members, along with a
chance for questions and discussion. Information on how to access the
meeting and participate is available at AuroraGov.org/MetroDistricts.
Visioning Study The original
outreach meetings scheduled for April on this project have been delayed
until further notice due to COVID-19. Please visit AuroraGov.org/CityCenter for project updates and future outreach
opportunities in the coming days.