Broomfield announced Friday evening that it will begin a phased reintroduction of services starting Tuesday following closures in mid-March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Bay will not be among them, though, and the aquatic park will remain closed for the duration of the summer, according to a staggered timeline in which Broomfield plans to begin offering programs and allowing activities at recreation facilities, fields, the library and Colorado State University Extension Office. The plan, dubbed “Blueprint to Reopening,” sets target dates for incremental steps that by July 1 will allow one person per 36 square feet in fitness areas, gyms and classrooms; the library will reopen, and fields will be available by permit for up to 60 people.
Broomfield in a news release stated the plan will be implemented based on COVID-19 conditions with physical distancing and other restrictions in place. Not included in the plan are summer camps, the Fourth of July picnic and fireworks and National Trails Day events, which have been canceled for the summer.
City spokesperson Carolyn Romero said the decision to begin phasing in city and county services follows the advice of local public health officials and data that shows community spread is “trending in the right direction.”
“Our community has been so patient and understanding as we navigate through this crisis,” Romero said.
The most immediate steps, which take effect Tuesday, will allow personal training by appointment at indoor fitness facilities and gyms, including pools, with a maximum ratio of one instructor to three people. The Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library will open for curbside pickup of holds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, virtual summer reading and children’s programming will launch, and the parent support line will reopen. Tennis and pickleball courts also will be open Tuesday for singles and doubles play.
Jason Vahling, Broomfield’s public health director, said…
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