Original Post on March 12, 2020
Foothills Park & Recreation District is actively monitoring information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health and well-being of our community is a top priority, and the District is committed to helping prevent the spread of this virus, and others, in our public spaces.
Currently, our facilities are operational per usual business hours and classes are running as scheduled.
Jefferson County Public Health, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Foothills Park & Recreation District and other local partners, is closely monitoring this outbreak. This is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to respond appropriately, as new information is available.
We are taking the actions listed below; this plan will be updated as needed, based upon the evolving situation.
- We are increasing education about the virus and healthy habits to employees and with visitors to our public spaces.
- We are increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of common areas, public areas and offices to help prevent the spread of all germs.
- At this time, the District will waive withdrawal, change or cancellation fees for classes, passes, rentals, permits and applications due to flu-like illness. Exclusions may apply, contact program supervisor with questions.
- In the event our recreation facilities, services or classes are closed or cancelled, we will work to reschedule if possible, or provide credits and pro-rated refunds to impacted participants.
- Please update your contact information in our class registration system (Community Pass) in order to receive information related to potential disruptions in programming.
We urge all community members to protect themselves with strong hygienic practices. While the spread of the COVID-19 around the world is of concern to all of us, it is important to remember we are also at the height of flu season. As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to protect themselves and others. There are simple, everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Disinfect exercise and other equipment before and after use.
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, throw the tissue away and then wash your hands.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, like doorknobs and your phone.
- Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.
Stay up to date or learn more about COVID-19 at:
- Jefferson County Public Health
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish
Thank you for working with us to help keep our community’s health and well-being a top priority.