Town of Berthoud implements COVID-19 mitigation measure

Special to the Surveyor

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Berthoud’s leadership team has implemented the following measures:

Though healthy employees will be expected to report to work to continue serving our community, beginning tomorrow, March 17th, 2020, all Town offices will be closed to the public until April 6, 2020.

Town business will continue via online and phone services until offices are reopened.

Members of the public are being encouraged to utilize electronic resources for bill payment, permitting, and other Town services:

Pay Utility Bills

·        Drop payments in the box near the front door of Town Hall

·        Pay online via XpressBillPay.com

·        Pay by phone by calling 970-532-2643

Building Permits

·        To apply, pay for, and process permits and certificates of occupancy, visit www.Berthoud.org/BuildingPermits

·        For additional assistance, call 970-532-2643

Parks and Recreation

·        For Recreation information and registration, visit www.TeamSideline.com/Berthoud

·        If you need further assistance, call 970-532-2643

Elections

If you have questions about the upcoming election, please call 970-344-5800

Passport Applications

·        New passport application services are postponed until at least April 6th, 2020

·        For renewals, visit Travel.State.Gov

There are many other services that can be accessed online, visit www.Berthoud.org.

Other events and programs impacted are as follows:

·        All recreation programs and events have been suspended until at least April 6, 2020.  The parks and recreation offices are also closed to the public.

·        All meetings with non-Town staff must be conducted electronically.

Employees

The Town is asking employees to use their best judgment when deciding to come to work. If any employee or household member are experiencing any symptoms of illness, they are being asked to self-isolate and should not come to work. If any employees begin to exhibit symptoms while at work, they will be instructed to head home and stay until they are symptom-free for a minimum of 24 hours, maybe longer.

If the employee does not have sick time available, the Town will make accommodations so that they do not feel pressure to be in the office. 

These measures are being implemented with the goal of reducing the probability of spreading the virus, keeping essential services operating, and reducing pressure on our local medical systems. 

Town staff will continue to consult with public health authorities and will continuously reassess the need to implement more restrictions to help ensure the health and safety of the community. If further restrictions are implemented, they will be announced on our website.

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