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,
As most of you know, starting in June we will slowly begin to transition back into, and reopen, county buildings. Those employees who can continue to work from home will do so, while public-facing staff will begin to return next month. As we return in June, our workspaces will look different, and so will our building schedule.
Several COVID-19 safety requirements have been put in place to help ensure the safety of our employees and our community.
Entering County Buildings
To enter a county building, employees and members of the public will be required to do the following:
- Wear a mask – Learn how to properly put on and take off your mask.
- Have your temperature taken (field employees will self-monitor their temperature)
- Follow social distancing guidelines and maintain at minimum, six feet of distance from others
Transactions with the Public
Sneeze guards have been added to many of the public-facing areas. For employees who work with the public where cash or paperwork is exchanged, you will be required to wear gloves or wipe down your area between each transaction.
Attached you will find a handout with more detailed instructions on how to remain safe while working in county buildings.
New Building Schedule Starting June
Starting June 2, we will move to a four-day week. We will open in a limited capacity to the public, Tuesday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The new schedule applies to operating hours for the public. Some exceptions include the Justice Center, Sheriff Offices, Animal Shelter, Colorado Air and Space Port, and Parks, Open Space & Cultural Arts Offices. We are piloting this program through December.
This new schedule allows us to continue putting our employees’ safety first, provide extended hours to our residents, remain flexible as employees’ family needs shift, and minimize building operating costs.
This means some employees’ work schedules will shift to four days a week, and others will stay at five days. In the attached Frequently Asked Questions document you will find several schedule options, along with valuable information to help us all make this transition.
If you have further questions, I urge you to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of our all-employee meeting this afternoon. We will answer your submitted questions on the All-Employee Telephone Call.
I ask for your patience while we make this transition and slowly reopen the buildings, and work through the growing pains. I am so thankful for the incredible team we have in place.
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.
Fall School Semester FAQs
As many parents are planning remote learning for their children this upcoming Fall school semester, People & Culture Services has answered some Frequently Asked Questions in the attached document to give you guidance on how to mitigate some of the very real challenges in balancing work and remote schooling.
As an employer of choice, Adams County is committed to supporting employees in these unprecedented times. Please review the Fall Semester FAQs and, if you have questions, reach out to your manager or supervisor.
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.