Mutual support while enduring this crisis
During the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that
everyone has been affected in different ways, whether it be your
health, your finances, your sense of security or your feeling of
community. Amid these uncertain times, please prioritize the
well-being of yourself, your family and those around you. That
means continuing to follow the state’s Stay-at-Home
order, avoiding all non-essential activities outside
your home, and always observing physical distancing when you are
out. While that may limit your in-person interactions with
friends and family outside your home, the more we all adhere to
these guidelines, the faster we can begin to reopen parts of our
lives and ensure we keep others healthy and on a track to
physical, financial and emotional wellness. If you or someone you
know is in need of help during this time, check out the city’s
COVID-19 resources page for businesses
and for residents,
call 211 for
assistance, or reach out to Aurora Mental Health Center's free support line at
With that in mind, there are ways, if you are
able, to show support for your community during this time of
crisis. While there are programs in place to assist local
businesses affected by COVID-19 (including the city of Aurora’s Economic
Relief Loan and Grant Program), many small businesses
remain open in a limited capacity to serve residents. Consider
utilizing curbside, takeout or delivery programs, or purchase a
gift card so the business can have more financial stability now,
and you can still enjoy their services later. Many retail
centers, like Stanley Marketplace,
the Havana Business
Improvement District and Southlands,
have information online on businesses you can support. And
additional information is available through the Aurora Chamber of
Commerce and Visit Aurora.
Other ways to help:
or contribute through the Help Colorado Now
COVID-19 Relief Fund or other service organizations
Thank you, Aurora, for observing Stay-at-Home
guidelines, reaching out to neighbors and friends, lifting up
front-line health care workers and first responders, and
supporting local businesses during this time.
Video messages from mayor and
Aurora's mayor and council
members have been recording messages to keep their
constituents up to date on how to stay in touch, stay
involved and stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis.
You can watch the videos on this playlist.
Please make sure you subscribe to the city of Aurora YouTube channel or
check back often as more videos are being added every week.
While COVID-19 remains top of mind for everyone at
this time, we also wanted to take a moment to remember Earth Day
coming up April 22. Here are a few things everyone can do to
conserve resources, even while staying at home:
instead of travel (something many people are doing these days).
your use of disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics
like bottles, bags and straws.
inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs.
· Donate old
clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out.
· Use cloth
towels instead of paper ones.
your paper bills to online billing.
documents online instead of printing them.
reusable bottles for water, and resuable mugs for coffee.
· Turn off
lights when leaving a room.
· Turn off
and unplug electronics that are not being used.
· Lower the
temperature on your water heater.
your utility company to find out about renewable energy options.
For tips on recycling in Aurora, visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle.
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 dates.
City Council Regular Meeting (Virtual)
Monday, April 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
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.
City Center 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
Have a comment, question or need our assistance?
Contact Access Aurora online,
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