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03-26-2020 — Update on City of Littleton Programs and COVID-19
In an effort to avoid confusion and for consistency, the Tri-County Health Department today rescinded its Stay at Home Order issued March 25. Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a statewide Stay at Home Order which went into effect this morning at 8 a.m. and will continue through April 11. For more information, visit the State of Colorado COVID-19 information page.
Many city and county emergency 9-1-1 systems are being inundated with COVID-19 questions. Instead of calling the emergency number, the city is asking residents to call 2-1-1 for any questions related to COVID-19. Only use 9-1-1 for emergency calls. The 2-1-1 Resource Navigators are available 24/7 and have access to translation services so they can communicate in over 170 languages. Coloradans can also reach 2-1-1 toll-free by dialing 866-760-6489 or by visiting 211Colorado.org.
While the Littleton Center is closed to the public, the Building Division is open with modified operations. Permits are being issued and inspections are continuing to be performed, but there may be some delays. Submission of permit applications and associated documents through electronic means is strongly encouraged, as well as grouping of inspections as much as possible to reduce the number of visits and interactions with inspectors. For questions concerning electronic permit applications, call 303-795-3751. For questions related to grouping and scheduling inspections, call 303-795-3739.
The city's Electronics Recycling Event, normally scheduled to coincide with Earth Day, will be rescheduled in the Fall. This event is important to the environmental sustainability of Littleton but with the COVID-19 orders it is best to delay it.
The city will close the two community gardens on Shepperd Avenue and Berry Avenue effective immediately through at least May 1. Staff will reassess in late-April and open the gardens with new rules to ensure the health and safety of all. Find tips to get started at home by visiting:
- Colorado State University Extension — Growing Plants from Seeds [PDF]
- Morning AG Clips — Best management tips for starting your garden
- Colorado State — Planning Your Garden [PDF]
The annual Arbor Day Spring Tree Program will continue. The city will work with the tree supplier to deliver trees to all residents who have paid for them. Participants will be contacted within the next two weeks. The drop-offs will be done so there is no physical contact between staff and residents.
Bemis Library may be closed but there are still plenty of things to help pass the time. The digital library is always open and free with a Bemis Library Card. Don't have a library card? Sign up today! Visit littletongov.org/Bemis for more information.
Other fun things you can do at Bemis online:
- Read eBooks and audiobooks on a computer, smartphone, or tablet with OverDrive and Hoopla
- Stream movies with Kanopy
- Read eMagazines on a computer, smartphone, or tablet with RBDigital and Flipster
- Access over 40 databases online
- Read and watch children's eBooks with Tumblebooks
- Find Homework Help for the kids
- Learn a new language with Mango Languages
- Browse staff book recommendations and movie recommendations
- Request a personalized book or movie recommendation list
During this challenging time, visit littletongov.org/covid-19 for the most updated information. Everyone is encouraged to check on their family and neighbors and support local businesses to help Littleton stay strong.