Important updates and messages below for all Adams County employees. We will continue to update employees through multiple resources. Thank you all for your cooperation as we work through this closure.
Building Closure Update from County Manager Raymond Gonzales
Good morning Adams County Team,
I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy while spending time with your families, but also practicing social distancing. I know this situation brings challenges for all of us, in many different ways. My commitment of health and safety for our employees and residents has not changed, and continues to be my top priority. County leadership is monitoring the ever-changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) landscape very closely, and we are in daily contact with health officials and various local and state agencies for updates and best practices. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends closing places of business to help slow down the spread of the virus. Following these recommended guidelines, I have decided to extend the building closures through April 30.
While our buildings are closed to the public, essential operations will continue, as they have this week – with most departments working from home and in the field. We know not all departments are fully operational yet. The leadership team is working with department directors to bring as many services back online as soon as possible so we can continue to provide essential services to our residents. We know each department has different operational needs and the leadership team is working to identify and address those needs. All county buildings will remain closed to the public, with the exception of the Animal Shelter and Colorado Air and Space Port, who will operate on a limited basis. Sheriff, District Attorney, Coroner, and Justice Center will remain open until further notice.
It is important to stay connected while working remotely to ensure you aren’t missing any county updates. There are several ways to do this:
- Email: Check your email often.
- Workplace: Important info is added here as needed.
- This page on the county’s website has valuable CareHere and healthcare updates, working from home recommendations, and tips on how to stay healthy. Scroll down to learn more.
We will get through this together.
We are Adams!
Transitioning to Working from Home
Transitioning to working from home can be challenging. Please see this document for some quick tips as well as a list of resources to help you make this transition as smooth as possible during these challenging times. This document from the LEAD Learning & Development Program offers teams some tips on how to connect online while working remotely.
Comcast Announces Ways to Keep Americans Connected to the Internet
Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:
- Xfinity WiFi is free For everyone
- Pausing data plan restrictions
- No disconnects or late fees
- News, information, and educational content on X1
- 24/7 network monitoring
For more information, visit Comcast's website.
CDPHE recommends that Colorado follow CDC guidance to cancel or postpone in-person events of 50 people or more
March 15, 2020: To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) is recommending that Coloradans follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance released today. The guidance states that the CDC “recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.”
Information about the guidance can be found on the CDC website.
Continue to stay up to date by visiting colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus.
LEAD Learning & Development Program
All classes for the LEAD Learning & Development Program will be postposed or canceled until further notice. This includes Leading Change, Building Team Adams, Inspiring Trust, and Emerging Leaders. Absorb will stay updated with course schedules.
Classes that are a series of dates will be adjusted so as to provide as minimal disruption as possible. We will likely add or combine dates where possible so please do not delete the series as a whole from your calendar.
We will be looking at adding online learning and webinars through Absorb and prioritizing such availability based on what would be most helpful in this interim and as we come back to work after this disruption. Absorb is available from any browser connection.
While disruption is stressful, it is also an opportunity to learn - learn together and grow together. We hope you and your family are healthy and well in this time.
A-Proud meetings and events are being held virtually during the building closure. Check Absorb for the most updated information.