COVID-19

Governor Polis Update & Resources


On April 3, 2020, Governor Polis gave an update on COVID-19 and related impacts. The presentation includes the latest figures, and resources for business and individual economic recovery, masks, and testing.  

See Gov. Polis' presentation here, or visit covid19.colorado.gov for more information.

Stay at Home Orders


The State and Boulder County have issued a Stay at Home Order, effective March 26 at 8 a.m. The order requires all individuals to stay at home (also known as shelter in place), except for certain defined essential activities, work, and services. As part of the order, Town of Lyons parks are open for purposes of outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar activities, but all playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering shall be closed. The order is in place until April 17, 2020, although it’s possible it may be extended.

Please review and learn how the State's or Boulder County's Stay at Home Order may impact you. 
Please watch this 4.5-minute video from the Public Health Director and Commissioners about the Stay-at-Home order.  If you have questions after reviewing the website and watching the video, you may contact Boulder County Public Health:
healthinfo@bouldercounty.org
Call center: 720-776-0822

Colorado Mask Campaign


The Governor announced that he is asking all Coloradans to wear cloth face coverings when they go out of the house for essential functions like grocery shopping. Data suggests up to 1 in 4 people infected with COVID are asymptomatic and spreading infected respiratory droplets. Masks offer minimal protection for the wearer, but they make a big difference in helping to protect others if a person is infected and doesn’t know it. The state has partnered with ColoradoMaskProject.com, where people can find patterns for making their own masks and ideas for how to help others who can’t make their own, get one.

To learn more, read the FAQ document here and visit www.coloradomaskproject.com.
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In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Town Hall and public Town facilities are closed to the public. Please see the 'Closures' tab below for more information. For updates, continue to check back to this page, (townoflyons.com/COVID-19), or sign up for the Town Newsletter eblast, at townoflyons.com/signup.
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  3. Stay at Home Order
See Gov. Polis' April 3, 2020 presentation, which includes the latest data, and resources for business and individual economic recovery, masks, and testing.

Quick links:
Masks
The Governor announced that he is asking all Coloradans to wear cloth face coverings when they go out of the house for essential functions like grocery shopping. Read the campaign's FAQs or visit ColoradoMaskProject.com for mask resources.

Support Local Businesses
The Lyons Business Community is comprised of primarily small, independently owned businesses. The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the business community in leveraging creative methods to support our businesses. Visit the Chamber's Facebook or their News and Events page for business specials and measures being taken to lower the risk of spread. 

Lyons Businesses - Revolving Loan Fund
Businesses within Lyons planning area are encouraged to apply for the Town of Lyons Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), for an interest-free loan of up to $10,000. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, loan terms have been extended from eight months to twelve months, and the first payment due date has been deferred to July 15. Learn more and apply at the Revolving Loan Fund page.

Utilities
At the March 16, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board took took additional action to provide relief to those impacted by business closures. The Town has suspended all utility shut-offs, and staff will work with residents who are struggling to pay utilities.

Boulder County Financial Resources
Visit Boulder County Community Services for financial resources for individuals and entities affected by COVID-19.

LEAF
LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) will be providing five shelf-stable meals and extra snacks to all Meals on Wheels clients and some food pantry clients in the event of virus-related quarantine. The cost of this resource is $10 for each client served. If you can help cover this expense, please visit LEAF's website and make a donation. Lyons Community Food Pantry is seeking the following items:  
  • Canned meals (soups, chili, stew, ravioli, etc.) 
  • Kids snacks (fruit or apple sauce cups, individually-packaged snack items) 
  • Disinfectant wipes 
  • Dental hygiene items
St. Vrain Valley School District
To check the status of Lyons Elementary or Lyons Senior/Middle High School, visit svvsd.org/coronavirus

Scams
Cybersecurity researchers have reported a wave of fake COVID-19 tracker maps, aimed to infect computers with malware when opened. Hackers and scammers' tactic is to capitalize on people's fear of Coronavirus, by disguising malware ploys as COVID-19-related information. Please be extra cautious of scams during this event.

Mental Health Partners (MHP)  Resources
Additional Resources