For Immediate Release
City of Salida Moves Down to Tier III of the COVID-19 Action Plan
Due to COVID-19 cases decreasing in Chaffee County, increased capacity for testing and contact tracing, flattening the curve of infections, and the Governor’s statewide Safer-At-Home order effective May 1, 2020, the City of Salida is pleased to announce that it will be stepping down in its response and moving to Tier III of the Action Plan. The Action Plan can be found at the City’s website:
Over the past three weeks, Chaffee County has not had a new positive case of COVID-19 outside of the outbreak at Columbine Manor. As part of its approach to the Tier III designation, the City of Salida will be opening City Hall to the public beginning on May 4, 2020. City Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All meetings and events remain suspended, and the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, the SteamPlant Event Center, and the Rotary Scout Hut all remain closed. All City departments have enacted teleworking options and staggered shifts, and we encourage the continued use of online services to conduct business with the City. You can find more information about the City’s online services at:
We will continue to work with officials of the Chaffee County Public Health Department and the Board of County Commissioners on evaluating the COVID-19 pandemic and our response via the City of Salida’s Action Plan. Information regarding CCPHD’s response to this situation can be found on their Facebook page: @COVID19ChaffeeCounty.
The City of Salida encourages its citizens to follow the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) recommendations, which can be found at:
Mayor P.T. Wood said, “It is great to see our retail and business community start to reopen due to the hard work of Salida, Chaffee County, and the State of Colorado in limiting the spread of COVID-19 over the past six weeks. It is really important for citizens to continue to follow the Safer-At-Home order, along with the Chaffee County Public Health Order. Please wear masks in public at all times, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, and stay at home if you are sick. We get one chance to do this right, and I know Salidans are up to the task. By staying diligent now, we have a chance to save our summer!”
For more information, please contact City Hall at 719-539-4555.