Message from the Mayor - June 12
June 12, 2020
Dear Greenwood Village Residents and Businesses,
Our State and community are opening. We have transitioned to the Governor’s Level 3 Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Orders through June 30. This means people are able to practice social distancing outdoors in addition to maintaining our safer at home practices. Activities with 10 or fewer individuals are allowed, however, you must follow social distancing for non-household members.
As our community opens for activities including indoor dining at restaurants, bars, breweries; parks and playgrounds; summer camps; swimming pools; retail stores; gyms; and campgrounds; it is important to understand the threat of COVID-19 remains until there is an effective treatment or vaccine. Given this reality, please remember to limit face-to-face contact with others outside your household. This is still the best way to reduce the spread. Here are six important ways to protect yourself and others:
1. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water
2. Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces
3. Wear a face mask in public places
4. Keep at least 6 feet apart from others
5. If you are sick, stay home and quarantine yourself
6. Stay connected with family and friends
Let’s continue to take care of ourselves, our families, and our community. We will get through this together.
- The public is now allowed in City Hall, our Maintenance Facility and starting Monday, June 15th the Curtis Center for the Arts. Activities including public business and Municipal Court are now allowed. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note for your convenience, many Village business transactions may be completed online. To learn more, please call 303-773-0252. Please note, for the safety of visitors and employees, all visitors are required to wear a mask when visiting City Hall, the Maintenance Facility or the Curtis Center for the Arts.
- Village Projects Underway
During the pandemic, Village projects have continued with many in the works or nearing completion. You may read more about the project status in the June Greenwood Village Newsletter which you will receive shortly by mail.
- The Cultural Arts Program is offering online art classes for adults including a mix of pre-recorded instruction and live, online classes. Some classes require registration. For more information, please call the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779 or check the website.
- Youth summer camps are commencing with Fun-in-the-Sun, Art-in-the-Park and Teen Summer Art Studio. For more information and registration check the website.
- Playgrounds and outdoor sport facilities such as the Carson Skate Park are now open. Park gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at any time with 6-foot social distancing.
Small Business Grant Program in the Works
Arapahoe County will soon be allocating Greenwood Village federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. These funds will be used to bolster our communities’ recovery from the COVID pandemic. Out of the $114.5 million the County received from the CARES Act; Greenwood Village is expected to receive $1.5 million. These funds will be dedicated to cover COVID related expenses and help small businesses in Greenwood Village. The City Council and staff are finalizing the Small Business Grant Program that we hope to unveil at the end of June. Watch for more information at GV CARES.
As part of our efforts to support Greenwood Village businesses, City Council approved a permit process allowing restaurants and bars to extend outdoor eating areas to walkways and parking lots. The Village is also temporarily suspending some sign regulations to help businesses. Please continue to support our restaurants by dining with them or ordering carry out, curbside or delivery. For a list of restaurants click here.
City Website as a Great Resource
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the designated COVID-19 pages on the Village’s Website, I encourage you to do so. Staff has done a great job compiling information geared for residents and businesses. The site is constantly being updated as new information is released. I encourage you to make it one of your favorite bookmarks online - COVID-19.
Enjoy your summer and stay healthy.