Effective 8 am, Thursday, March 26, 2020, Tri-County Health has issued a Public Health Order that will be in effect until April 17 for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties to help curb the spread of COVID-19. They are encouraging people to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that include social distancing and limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people. The order contains detailed information about which businesses can remain open.
“COVID-19 is putting us to the test,” said Littleton Mayor Jerry Valdes. “By now some people are starting to experience a little bit of cabin fever. I know I am. It seems like we don’t have much control over what’s going on. However, we have more control than we realize. We can take control over how we structure our days during this event. We can take care of ourselves both physically and mentally. We can give ourselves time-out from the radio, TV, and the internet. Go outside and breathe some fresh air. Take a walk. See how many birds you can identify. Go fishing. Clean out your closet, it is Spring after all. Write down what you are experiencing during this event. Maybe one day the Littleton Museum will include your memories in a special exhibit. Future generations will learn how our community came together and successfully handled a difficult time in our history. Take care and maybe we’ll see each other on a walk.” To watch a video of Mayor Valdes’ message to the community, visit the city’s Facebook page.