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Local entities and community groups implement coronavirus restrictions


March 18, 2020

Karen Copperberg

Many Niwot businesses are closing or restricting hours or contact to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Left Hand Water

Effective March 16, 2020, the Left Hand Water District has closed its administrative office building to the public through March 29. The District will continue to provide services to customers, with staff rotating work schedules or working remotely or in the field. Payments can be made over the phone or online through Xpress Bill Pay; customers are strongly encouraged to make payments via these methods.

The District's water remains safe to drink; as all drinking water regulations are followed that have been established to prevent waterborne pathogens, including COVID-19, from contaminating drinking water. Please visit the Environmental Protection Agency's webpage for more information on the coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater. The District will continue to monitor information from state and local officials and work diligently to take measures to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Please feel free to contact the District at 303-530-4200 with any questions.

City of Boulder

City Manager Jane Brautigam has issued an order effective immediately that no person shall organize, promote, or stage an event or gathering intended, or which can reasonably be expected to draw an attendance of 10 or more participants and any spectators in any park, parkway, recreation area, street, sidewalk, the Pearl Street Mall, or any other publicly owned space. This does not include any public transportation waiting area. The full order is available at https://bouldercolorado.gov/links/fetch/48232.

Boulder County

For updates related to the novel coronavirus (COVII-19), go to http://www.BoCo.org/COVID-19.

Clerk & Recorder

The Boulder County Clerk & Recorder's office is urging residents to use online services and will be restricting in-person services to only transactions that cannot be done online, over the phone, or by email. Normal hours of operation will be in effect: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (subject to change).

Area Agency on Aging

Community events, trainings and classes are canceled but other services will continue and will be provided remotely. Meal services are changing and will no longer be site-based. For more information about nutrition programs, call 303-441-4995. For general inquiries about Aging Services, email bcaaa@bouldercounty.org or call 303-441-3570.

Niwot Youth Sports

All NYS events (practices and games for recreational and competitive sports) are delayed until at least April 6, 2020. Organizers will update families and volunteers with new info and scheduling as available.

Public Libraries

Both the Boulder and Longmont Public Libraries will be closed to the public through March 29, and most programs scheduled during that time have been canceled. Due dates for all materials have been extended to April 30, and outdoor book drops will be closed. For more information, visit boulderlibrary.org or http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/library.

Niwot Historical Society Then and Now Lecture Series

The NHS is rescheduling its upcoming presentation "From Desert to Oasis, A Land Made From Water" by author Bob Crifasi from April 29 to Nov. 11.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Visit

The visit to the Sand Creek National Historic Site, sponsored by the Niwot United Methodist Church, Cottonwood Square Shopping Center, the NCA, the NBA, the NCAA, the Niwot Historical Society, the Left Hand Grange and the Rotary Club of Niwot, originally scheduled for April 25, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Those unable to attend the rescheduled date will receive full refunds.

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk for April 3, 2020 has been cancelled. "The NCAA and Osmosis Art and Architecture Gallery want to keep everyone safe. While we all will miss this event, we know that as a community, we support each other by promoting wellness."


Local churches have cancelled worship gatherings and activities, and are offering online services as an alternative. Check websites for updates.


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