Town of Akron's Last Update 11/10/20 COVID-19 Information
Akron, Colo. – November 8, 2020: The Washington County commissioners were notified on November 6th by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, that the county has been moved back to Level Orange on the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home Dial. Washington County had been situated at Level Yellow since the dial was initially introduced. Because of the significant increase in case numbers over the past month, the county has been moved to Level Orange: High Risk. This means a greater level of restrictions and requirements are in place effective Monday. This also means that the variances the county had previously gotten approved are now revoked. Specifics can be found by visiting: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.
Citizens are encouraged to follow the critical steps of the state, including:
Maintaining 6’ separation when possible.
Sanitize all areas touched before you use and after.
Practice good hygiene.
Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
Encourages the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as cloth masks and gloves.
If you are sick, please get the rest you need and stay home.
Continued re-evaluation of circumstances will be considered, and new notices and information will be posted at:
- Town Hall front windows
- Town Website
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TownofAkron/
*Highly encouraged & appreciated if contact would be limited. Please pay online, by drop box, or by phone if possible. Any questions? Call (970) 345-2624 during business hours for assistance or direction.
COVID-19 & Town Services
As a part of the town's public health priorities, the staff is continually evaluating the effectiveness of our services. Regarding COVID-19 and the town's water and wastewater operations, the corona-virus has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. By attempting to keep employees healthy and able to work, sanitation services should not be interrupted.
According to the CDC, corona-viruses are susceptible to the same disinfection conditions as any other virus.
- For the most accurate information on COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the following sites.
- Northeast Colorado Health Department (NCHD) website https://www.nchd.org/co
- Information on Drinking Water Environmental Protection Agency's COVID-19 and drinking water
- Center for Disease Control's (CDC) website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization (WHO) website https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus