Town of Bennett Coronavirus Updates and Information

Bennett Residents, due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Town of Bennett Town Hall will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. 

As of Wednesday, March 18, and until further notice, the Town of Bennett has suspended disconnections of water service as customers cope with the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. We recognize the importance of water and want our customers to focus on their health and safety, rather than an interruption of service.  

Payments can still be made online, or dropped in our drive thru box in the Town Hall parking lot. Permits are available online and inspections will still be conducted to unoccupied homes. 

If you do not have internet access, you can still call us at (303) 644 3249. 

 

Governor Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus. 

The Public Health Order requires that all people in each county stay at their place of residence, and that they make every effort possible to conduct only essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication and/or engaging in outdoor activities like walking or running while still following other social distancing practices.

More information about the Public Health Order is available here. 

To ensure the safety of our community and staff, playgrounds in the Town of Bennett, including Trupp Park, Future Park, Centennial Park, Brothers Four Park, the Skate Park and other similar areas will be closed as of Thursday March 26, 2020.

Residents may still enjoy walking paths, trails and open spaces in the Town of Bennett and we recommend continuing to practice social distancing of at least six feet from others while you recreate. 

Please continue to check our website www.townofbennett.org as well as social media pages for continued updates.

Listed below are some everyday preventive actions residents can take to reduce the spread of illness:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or if you use a tissue then discard the tissue and promptly wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if hands are not visibly soiled.

All information that the Town is receiving from our local and state health departments will be shared on the Town website and on our social media such as FacebookTwitter, etc. You can reach staff if you have any questions by calling (303)644-3249. 

The Town of Bennett's Mayor has declared a State of Emergency with respect to the outbreak of COVID-19 and during such time, the Mayor and Town Administrator are hereby authorized to take such actions as necessary to prevent destruction of life or property. This declaration of local disaster emergency shall be in effect for seven (7) days unless extended by resolution of the Board of Trustees upon a determination that the emergency conditions continue to exist.

The Bennett Watkins Fire Chief has also declared a local disaster emergency due to the presence of the Coronavirus within the Town of Bennett, and Unincorporated Adams and Arapahoe County.  

Several businesses and organizations in Bennett have updated their hours of operation and service procedures. Find the updated hours and information here:


State of Colorado Executive Orders

Visit this link for a list of state of Colorado executive orders and public health orders with details about what the orders mean and who they affect.

COVID-19: What you need to know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease. View the links below for helpful information.

Coronavirus Flyer

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