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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Some city buildings to reopen on June 8; Oasis closed for the season

COVID Update

On June 2, Brighton City Council voted to reopen the following city-owned buildings effective June 8:

    Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.

    Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Ave.

Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To ensure the safety of visitors, all employees are required to wear a face covering while in public areas, take their temperature upon entering city buildings and practice social distancing measures where appropriate. Any employee registering a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius will be sent home. Contact tracing will be done for every employee who tests positive for COVID-19. 

On May 5, City Council voted that all individuals over the age of two and without a disability will be required to wear a face covering in all city buildings. Social distancing requirements will apply.

Additionally, the city has taken precautionary measures to safeguard residents and visitors including sneeze guards at all customer services counters, increased sanitation and disinfection practices with EPA and CDC approved disinfectants, extra towels and spray disinfectants in communal spaces, and providing face coverings for visitors to the building if needed. Many departments are offering the opportunity to make advance appointments to eliminate waiting and lines, and many services are still available online.

City facilities have been closed to the public since March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

“We have taken this opportunity to improve online and remote services for residents and businesses,” said Acting City Manager Marv Falconburg. “The new precautionary measures will help the City in its return to in-person services for the public, while also reducing the risk of virus exposure for visitors and employees.”

The Brighton Police Department remains open. Court sessions will resume at limited capacity on June 9. 

Due to financial constraints related to opening the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park for a shorter season and with limited capacity, City Council voted to not open the water park for the summer of 2020. In addition, the uncertainty surrounding the shortened time frame allowed for camps and the availability of facilities to host the program, the Brighton Recreation Center will be unable to host the Funshine Summer Camp in 2020.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Education is seeking public input on draft guidance on houses of worship, outdoor recreation, personal recreation, and updates to child care and personal service guidances. Under the draft guidance, playgrounds may be open up to 10 people at a time. Additionally, up to 10 people at a time would be allowed at outdoor sports facilities (i.e. basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts, etc.). Organized youth or adult recreational sports leagues would be permitted to have groups of up to 25 people outside or 10 people inside. Outdoor swimming pools would be limited to 50-percent capacity or 50 people (whichever is less). Personal training groups would be permitted for groups of four or less. The deadline to provide input is June 3 at noon. The draft guidance may be updated based on feedback and final versions will be released by the state June 4.

Other city facilities will remain closed until further guidance due to current state public health orders including the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Pkwy.), Brighton Recreation Center (555 N. 11th Ave.) and the Armory Performing Arts Center (300 Strong St.).

If you have any questions, please contact 303-655-2000.

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