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Posted on: March 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] A Message from Mayor Mike Waid

With the State of Colorado under a Stay at Home Order until April 11 to help curb the spread of Coronavirus, we are facing unprecedented times. I wanted to take a moment to check in on our community. I assure you that your Town Council and staff are working hard to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and keep our residents safe. We have systems in place to make sure Town operations continue and our staff is available and responsive during this stressful time. Our number one priority is to protect the safety, health and welfare of our Parker residents and employees.

There has been a lot of information swirling about what is and isn’t allowed under the Stay at Home order. I’ve included a list of the main points below, but for the full list of essential activities, services and social distancing requirements, be sure to refer to the State of Colorado’s website.

You CAN still take care of essential needs, including:
• Visit the doctor and pick up prescriptions
• Get groceries, food or other essential items (take out, drive-thru and food banks still open)
• Visit essential local businesses
• Get supplies for working for home or schooling
• Go outside for exercise (maintain social distancing requirements)
• Go to work, but ONLY if you provide essential products or services at an essential business
• Spend time with those in your immediate household and enjoy this time together
• Wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay safe!

What CAN’T you do under this order?
• Have in-person public or private gatherings of any size
• Gather in parks or public areas
• Travel for non-essential purposes
• Carpool with anyone outside of your home
• Go to work if you are considered non-essential

How can you help during this stressful time?
While life may look a bit different right now, you still have the ability to support our community! Be sure to patronize the Parker restaurants that are providing take out or delivery; take a Parks and Recreation fitness class from the comfort of your home; join in on one of the neighborhood community scavenger hunts by placing a fun item in your window for people to spot when they are out walking; check in on your friends and loved ones digitally; or post a positive message or thank you to essential service workers on social media. While we may be at home for a bit, we can each do our part to support each other and our community.

Stay well, Parker! I will continue to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation changes and evolves. The Town website has a wide variety of helpful information on this topic, which can be found at www.ParkerOnline.org/Coronavirus. We are also providing frequent updates on our social media channels (@TownofParkerCO). You can also view State updates on COVID-19 or Tri-County Health updates.

Mayor Mike Waid 

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