This link is the current public health order guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).
We must remember the Safer-at-Home phase is not going back to life as normal and the goal is to maintain 60-65% physical distancing. Keep in mind, the goal of the Safer-at-Home phase is to maintain 60-65% physical distancing. This means:
Vulnerable populations and older adults must stay home unless absolutely necessary.
No group gatherings of more than 10 people.
Travel for recreational purposes should be limited to your own community (your county of residence or no more than 10 miles).
Critical businesses will remain open with strict precautions (social distancing, masks for all employees, more frequent cleanings, etc.)
Retail businesses may open for curbside delivery and phased-in public opening with strict precautions.
Nightclubs, gyms and spas will remain closed.
Elective medical and dental procedures begin, with strict precautions to ensure adequate personal protective equipment and the ability to meet critical care needs.
Personal services (salons, tattoo parlors, dog grooming, personal training, etc.) will open with strict precautions.
K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions will continue to suspend normal in-person instruction for the 2019-2020 school year.
Telecommuting continues for offices. Starting on May 4, up to 50% of staff can work in person (with social distancing in place).
The state is not changing requirements for nursing homes and other senior care facilities. There will continue to be restrictions on visiting residents.
The Safer-at-Home phase is not:
An opportunity to leave the house as much as possible and spread the virus to others
An excuse to not wear a facial covering, or begin giving hugs or handshakes
Going to the mountains to spend the weekend
Conducting unnecessary travel
Having parties or get togethers
Playing in pick up sports games
SAFER-AT-HOME fast facts and other information.
The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have put together guidance for planning graduation ceremonies, and in this blog they share some examples of creative solutions schools and districts have found t give the class of 2020 a memorable closing to their high school years.
Do you have questions regarding FOOD ASSISTANCE BENEFITS and other programs? Click here for a thorough list of resources and the answers to frequently questions.
The FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER building is closed with services being provided remotely. Send a Facebook message, leave a voicemail at 970-526-2439, or send an email through their website if you need assistance. Your message will be answered within 24 hours.
The Family Resource Center outdoor food pantry located at 120 Main St., Sterling, is restocked often and remains available to all, 24/7.
COLORADO EMERGENCY CHILD CARE COLLABORATIVE - Information regarding emergency child care for the most essential workers. Learn more...
The LOGAN COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER is offering a free volunteer service to older adults and high risk adults to provide grocery shopping and errands. This service is for those who should be quarantining at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. To be matched up to a willing community volunteer OR to become a volunteer, please call the 522-1237, Monday-Friday, between 8 am and 4 pm.
Guidance for PLACES OF WORSHIP click to read
STERLING REGIONAL MEDCENTER visitor restrictions
WAL-MART will be opening one hour early (6-7 am) every Tuesday for senior-only shopping.
BE ADVISED MOST OF THE CLOSED ORGANIZATIONS LISTED BELOW ARE STILL BEING STAFFED TO ASSIST THE PUBLIC BY PHONE, EMAIL OR WEBSITE.
LOGAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES are open to the public as of May 4, with restrictions. Click for a list of non-face-to-face options for conducting county business. All events and meetings on County property are suspended until further notice.
CITY OF STERLING offices and facilities are closed to the public until further notice, including City Hall, the Sterling Public Library, Rec Center and Overland Trail Museum.
LOGAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is closed to the public until further notice. Learn more...
All in-person classes for Logan County schools are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.
NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE has transitioned to online distance-learning. Click for details.
CSU EXTENSION OFFICE remains closed to visitors.
CSU NORTHEAST REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER is closed until further notice. For more information, click here.
LOGAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES building is open with restrictions.
Restaurants, bars, gyms, performance and music venues, movie theaters, and casinos are closed for normal, public use. See public health order here. Delivery, pick-up, takeout and drive-thrus are okay and encouraged! Retail is open with restrictions.
See local business and restaurant updates here.
Nursing, assisted living and intermediate care facilities are closed to non-essential persons. Call your facility to learn about virtual technologies that allow family to visit.
NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE commencement scheduled for May 15 is cancelled until further notice.
All organized shooting events at the LOGAN COUNTY SHOOTING SPORTS COMPLEX are cancelled until further notice. The facility will remain open for daily use by individuals; please sanitize area after use.
STERLING CONCERT SERIES will start the 2020-2021 series in the fall. Learn more...
HERITAGE FESTIVAL on July 4 is cancelled.
COLORADO FLATLANDERS ROD RUN on July 9-10 is cancelled.