Out of an abundance of caution and to align with the Weld RE-4 School District, the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department has suspended all programs and activities through Monday, April 6. Effective 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, the Windsor Community Recreation Center and Art & Heritage Center will also close to the public. The Community Recreation Center will resume normal operating hours on Monday, April 6. The Art & Heritage Center will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, April 9 at 3 p.m. All other town facilities remain open at this time.
While there is a growing concern throughout Colorado about the potential spread of COVID-19, at the time of this release, there are no reported cases in Windsor. There is one confirmed case in Larimer County and two presumptive positive cases reported in Weld County, as reported by their respective health departments.
In a message Mayor Kristie Melendez sent to residents and town employees on Friday she stated, “I want to assure you that town officials have been working proactively throughout the town to implement protocols and help minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are working on contingency plans to continue daily operations should they be needed. As a precaution, maintenance staff at all town facilities have added extra cleanings and precautionary measures to their daily routines. Protecting Windsor’s residents is our top priority.”
Town staff will use the Community Recreation Center and Art & Heritage Center closings to ensure all areas have a thorough cleaning prior to re-opening to the public.
Both the Weld County Department of Health and Larimer County Health Department have not recommended facility closures; however, the Town of Windsor postponed programs and closed the two public facilities as a way to proactively address the on-going needs of the community.
“We are going to take this opportunity to assign additional staff attention to cleaning and sanitation duties,” said Public Services Director Eric Lucas.
Lucas stresses, “We are closing to align with the school district and out of an abundance of caution. We want to ease the community’s concerns and assure them that we have no reason to believe anyone who visited the Community Recreation Center or Art & Heritage Center were sick.”
To support town efforts, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is offering to issue refunds if someone has registered for a class or program and can no longer attend due to the closure.
As a way to update residents about Windsor-specific COVID-19 updates, information will be posted at https://www.windsorgov.com/coronavirus . The Town of Windsor is also working to set up an information hotline.