Town of Bennett Coronavirus Updates and Information

The Town of Bennett Town Hall is open to the public. 

While Town Hall is open, the Town of Bennett still encourages residents and visitors to complete their services online, by phone or through email.

Town Hall has modified its regular business hours to the following:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bennett has also instituted special hours of service for higher risk individuals. Vulnerable population hours are Monday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If residents do need to visit Town Hall, the following guidelines have been put in place:

  • Visitors are encouraged and should facilitate six-foot distancing inside of the building. Floor markers will be provided indicating this distancing for all patrons.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance for patrons to use upon entering the building.
  • Visitors are requested to wear a mask or a facial covering when in the building. If the visitor does not have a facial covering, a disposable one will be provided upon entry.
  • Town staff will be using contactless transaction and payment solutions. Envelopes for payments will be provided.
  • Visitors will not be allowed into staff areas and the Community Room is closed.

Please watch the video here for more information on Town Hall Reopening. 

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. 

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

PLAYGROUNDS OPEN

As of June 4, 2020 playgrounds are open up to 25 people at a time. Residents are asked to please keep a distance of at least 6 feet apart from community members of other household. 

Outdoor sports facilities (e.g., basketball courts, bike tracks,  fields) are also open to up to 25 people at a time per court or per field.

The playgrounds will be cleaned as frequently as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Town of Bennett Public Works at 303-644-3249 ext. 1013.

As always, 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. 

The full list of State guidelines on Personal Recreation is available online here

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.

Have you lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

OnwardCO can help you find resources and jobs to get you back on your feet. Here they have information on life essentials, training and help with job searches. 

OnwardCO

Adams County has created a one-stop resource page to help with all COVID-19 response and recovery. More information on aging adults, business support, childcare, food assistance, housing, unemployed and future workforce and more can be found online here. 

One-Stop Response & Recovery Guide to Coronavirus

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.

Guidance for wearing masks

Executive Order D 2020 138 is a mandatory statewide mask order that goes into effect at midnight on July 16, 2020, and will be in effect for 30 days. It may be extended.

The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:

  • When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
  • While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.

People who do not have to wear a mask include:

  • People who are 10 years old and younger.
  • People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
  • Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.

Research shows that people who have no symptoms can spread COVID-19. Wearing a non-medical face mask helps minimize the spread of the virus. Instructions for making homemade masks can be found at the Colorado Mask Project.

Masks should:

  • Be clean and in good repair.
  • Fit snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Be secure.
  • Include multiple layers of fabric.
  • Allow for breathing without restriction.
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried.
  • Be on the wearer's face.
  • Be laundered on a daily basis.

Masks should not:

  • Have anything hanging off the facial covering that would create a food safety hazard.
  • Have holes or tears. 
  • Masks should not be shared with others.

Other tips:

  • Wash your hands before and after putting a facial covering in place.
  • Do not touch the facial covering again until you remove it.
  • Masks should be positioned so that there is no need to adjust or otherwise touch the face frequently.
  • If your mask becomes soiled or hard to breathe through, you should remove and not wear again until laundered.
  • Remove your mask to eat and drink and if it is still in good repair, you may continue to use it for the duration of your shift.
  • Store your mask with your personal items.

Rental and Mortgage Assistance

As part of the COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County, in partnership with Maiker Housing Partners, has created the Adams County COVID-19 Short-Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Fund. This fund will provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure due to the likelihood of having little savings, suffering loss or reduction of employment, or experiencing housing instability or incurring insurmountable debt due to unpaid rent or mortgage.

The funds will be administered by Maiker Housing Partners. Applications for the fund will be accepted through the Maiker Housing Partners website.

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.

Town of Bennett Declaration of Emergency Related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.  

Bennett Fire Protection District #7 Disaster Declaration

Updated Bennett Business Hours

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

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