Last updated 4/15/2020 at 12:47 p.m.
Emergency Declaration in Response to COVID-19 now Extended through April 28, 2020
- Town facilities are now closed to the public. Town staff can be reached by calling general information at 970-568-3381 or viewing our staff directory.
- The Library, Senior Center, and Recreation Office are closed including all events, programs, and classes which are suspended until April 28.
- SafeBuilt electronic plan review processes and video inspection services when possible and appropriate.
- The Town will not disconnect service to customers until further notice for non-payment. If you are having difficulty paying your utility bill, contact us to make payment arrangements.
- Be assured that we are working day and night to provide the water, wastewater, and stormwater services you depend on every day.
- If you have any questions about services or bill payments, use the contact information below:
- Customer Service: 970-568-3381 ext 190 - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
- 24-hour automated account balance and payment: 1-833-862-1409
- 24-hour online bill pay: www.xpressbillpay.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Municipal Court sessions shall be suspended until May 6, 2020 by which date the Court will issue further orders.
- Per Larimer County and to protect residents of the Town of Wellington by preventing the spread of COVID-19, Wellington Parks has closed playgrounds, basketball courts, the dog park, and picnic tables. Please note, the skate park is currently closed for construction.
- Currently, the ballfields, tennis court and disc golf course are open. However, this may change. The grassy area of the parks, and trails around town are open. Help us keep them open, by maintaining the recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals and staying home if you are sick.
- Spring recreation season is cancelled and credits will be issued.
- April 11: Easter Egg Hunt – cancelled
- Fishing Derby: Delayed until September
- Future Town Events will be reevaluated as the incident develops
Previous update on 3/16/2020 at 8:45 a.m.
Wellington Issues Emergency Declaration in Response to COVID-19
The Town of Wellington and its officials are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Town leaders have spent several days consulting with internal and external partners, including guidance from the State of Colorado. The Town of Wellington is issuing an Emergency Declaration effective immediately for a seven (7) day period and will reassess the overall COVID-19 impact as it relates to the Town’s operations and services.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Town of Wellington will be proactively closing the Wellington Senior Resource Center, Wellington Public Library, and Wellington Recreation Programs. This includes all town events, programs, and classes. Adults aged 60+ who are residents of Wellington may still request meals provided by the Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program. Seniors will also have access to transportation services for medical appointments through the Senior Ride Program.
The closure will start Monday, March 16, 2020 and be in place through March 22, 2020, at which time we will reassess the overall COVID-19 impact on the community. “At this time, we are working closely with our local, state and federal partners. We realize these closures are inconvenient but have been made to ensure the safety of our residents,” said Ed Cannon, Town Administrator.
Mayor Troy Hamman said, “I’d like to thank our first responders, health care professionals, Board of Trustees, and other frontline workers. While there is a lot of uncertainty right now, we know that if we stick together and support each other, we can honor our Wellington values and will be stronger because of it.”
- The public is encouraged to sign up for regular updates from our partners at Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) and their website (www.larimer.org/coronavirus) for accurate information and news about COVID-19.
- For recommendations supported by the CDC, including information about symptoms, transmission, best practices, and current recommendations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/ .
- For statistical data about the spread of COVID-19 visit the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
- CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
- For status updates specific to Larimer County, visit Larimer County Health Department.
- Other Helpful links:
- Johns Hopkins: Can a mask protect me? PUTTING HOMEMADE MASKS IN THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS.
Poudre School District Services
PSD will offer free meals to PSD students during the closure at three school locations, using a grab-and-go style system, weekdays from March 23 to April 17 PSD staff will distribute food to students from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following schools:
Linton Elementary School, 4100 Caribou Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Poudre High School, 201 S. Impala Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Eyestone Elementary School, 4000 Wilson Ave., Wellington, CO 80549
Each day, students (ages 0-18) will be able to pick up a sack lunch that also includes food for breakfast the following morning.
Motorists should follow posted signage at the distribution sites and drive up to the delivery points. Please don’t get out of your vehicle. There will also be a pick-up for students or families that walk to the schools.
Menu items will vary and are dependent upon ingredients available from PSD’s food suppliers. The March 23 menu will be posted online by March 20 on the PSD Child Nutrition “Menus” web page.
PSD also plans to deliver meals to select mobile home communities within PSD’s district boundaries to serve students whose families do not have access to transportation to access the drive-up resources.
Wellington Boys and Girls Club
Students can go to the Wellington Boys and Girls Club (8445 3rd St., Wellington, CO 80549) from 4-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, between March 19 through March 27, to pick to up bagged meals. They may pick up two meals per daily visit. Meals will be distributed in a drive-up fashion in the parking lot on the south side of the building. The club is not open to the public.
Wellington Food Bank
Residents can visit the Wellington Food Bank (8445 3rd Street, Wellington, CO 80549) every Thursday from 3-6 pm and can drive up to have a box placed in their car. Delivery is available for people over 60 years of age, or with other conditions that make them high risk. Requests can be made at bit.ly/WellingtonResourceRequest
A Message from Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wellington CO Main Streets Program
Dear Wellington Residents,
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the country, so does solidarity among people everywhere. For our
part, the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wellington CO Main Streets Program continue to look
at innovative ways to help and provide for our community. We would like to offer several ways that Wellington residents can help support local businesses during this challenging economic landscape:
- Look for our yellow “Yes! We’re Open” signs on all businesses remaining open for full or partial service during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Gift Cards – Gift cards are available at most Wellington business locations. Purchase cards in-store or online and use them at a later date!
- Take Out and Curbside Pick-Up – Look for our new orange “Take Out and Curbside Pick-Up” available signs around Wellington. Most of our local eateries are offering take out or delivery options in lieu of having to close their dining rooms. For a full list of available take out restaurant options, visit the Main Streets website www.wellingtonmainstreet.org/covid-19
- Growlers To Go - In addition to restaurant options, your local breweries will also be offering to-go options for your favorite beers!
- Virtual Classes - Many of the local gyms are now offering virtual classes online to members and non- members. Follow your favorite gym on social media for updates and links to their digital resources.
- Support your salons - Don’t cancel your personal care appointments unless you are sick. Many of your local salons are depending on you! Be responsible and call ahead with any concerns you may have.
- Be Courteous - Be extra kind to your neighbors during this season, especially senior citizens who may need extra assistance. Be considerate when purchasing items that are hard to find and look for ways to help out your community.
- Lastly, support local!!
Program want to thank our community for their continued support. Follow us on social media
@WellingtonMainStreets and @WellingtonAreaChamberOfCommerce for daily updates on business
hours, event postponements and cancellations, and for continued business support. We are here to serve
our community and provide innovative ways to keep our business doors open.
Wellington, CO Main Streets Program
Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 has had huge impacts across every facet of life in our community. We are proud of the resilience, community-mindedness and ingenuity of our businesses in facing a rare and extremely difficult challenge that impacts every business. We know this is a time of pivots, tough choices, rapid change and setbacks. We have been reaching out to our businesses to assist any way we can and we want to continue to support our business community through advocacy, capacity building and finding and helping to build the tools that will help our businesses get through this.
A number of economic development and chamber of commerce organizations in NoCo issued surveys for businesses at the end of March. Together, we were able to aggregate responses from more than 800 businesses in the region to inform our elected leaders, mobilize community support and take some initial actions. These responses helped to give us a greater understanding of the COVID-19 impact on our local economy. Please take a few minutes to complete this very important survey.
All responses will be kept confidential among the Partnership members, and results will only be reported in aggregate without identifying details of any specific business. We are collecting this information to better serve our business community in our response and recovery efforts.
We know the COVID-19 situation has put some of our friends, families, and neighbors at greater risk. If you or someone you know needs help with daily tasks, such as grocery shopping and delivery, picking up medications, or basic errands, we have a group ready to help.
If you or some you know know is in need of assistance complete the Resource Request form at bit.ly/WellingtonResourceRequest/