For Immediate Release
City of Salida Moving to Tier II of the COVID-19 Action Plan
Salida, CO – Due to COVID-19 cases decreasing in Chaffee County, increased capacity for testing and contact tracing, flattening the curve of infections, and the Protect Our Neighbors order pending Governor Polis’s approval, the City of Salida is pleased to announce that it will be stepping down in its response and moving to Tier II of its COVID-19 Action Plan effective June 22, 2020. The Action Plan can be found at the City’s website:
Cases of COVID-19 remain very stable and small in Chaffee County, and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has capacity to accept COVID-19 patients. As part of its approach to the Tier II designation, the City of Salida will be opening the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center to the public on a limited basis beginning on June 22, 2020. Please go to www.salidarec.com for new rules and procedures that will be in effect in order to visit the facility. Also, the Paquette Gallery at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center will reopen on a limited basis beginning on June 22, 2020. The SteamPlant Theater and Annex remain closed at this time.
In addition, the City Council and Planning Commission meetings will allow very limited in-person attendance for purposes of conducting public hearings beginning on June 22, 2020; however, the City strongly recommends that those wishing to testify to please do so via our GoToWebinar platform or by email or letter. Testimony in person for public hearings will be allowed one person at a time in the meeting room, with a queue in the parking lot adjacent to the C Street entrance to the Touber Building. Anyone providing testimony must wear a mask and remain at least six feet away from others both inside and outside of the Council Chambers. Procedures for hearings can be found at www.cityofsalida.com.
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.
Mayor P.T. Wood said, “Salidans have gone to great lengths to limit the spread of COVID-19, and we can see how important it is to use all best practices as we slowly reopen our facilities. Our case count has remained low over the past month due to our collective sacrifices, so it’s important to remain diligent to keep from having to close again. It will be great to once again soak at the Hot Springs Aquatic Center and view some great art at the Paquette. Let’s keep this going Salida!”
For more information, please contact City Hall at 719-539-4555.