COVID-19 updates and resources will be posted on this page as they become available.
Central City will be utilizing the following Re-Entry Guidelines - Phased Facilities and Services Reopening Plan.
City Hall remains closed to the public; however effective Monday, August 10, 2020, City Hall appointment days and times will be expanded to regular business hours Monday – Thursday. City Hall is closed on Friday. The Visitor Center remains open to the public. Face coverings are required to enter a public buildings. To book an appointment, please click here. If you need assistance, please click here or call (303) 582-5251 ext. 305.
Updates on our status can be found by emailing individual staff members, by reviewing this COVID-19 page, or by calling City Hall and leaving a voice message directly (please note many staff members continue to work remotely and have limited access to voicemail). An additional resource is the city Facebook page.
Essential public safety services, including Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, Public Utilities (Water) and Public Works, will continue operations as normal. Additional measures are in place to continue operations for non-emergency services.
Central City Emergency Order 20-01 - An Emergency Order of the City of Central, Colorado, requiring the use of face coverings in certain public settings for the promotion of health and suppression of disease. Mask Up - While supplies last, masks are available at the Visitor Center at 103 Eureka Street.
Administrative Directive - Electronic Meetings - Emergency electronic participation policy for regular and special meetings of City Commissions.
Emergency Declaration Resolutions:
Public Health Order Update - November 17, 2020
November 10, 2020 - Public Health Order Update - Gilpin County Protect Our Neighbors Status and COVID-19 Dial Change. The change from Protect Our Neighbors to COVID-19 Dial Level Yellow is effective Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. This process will require the county to implement restrictions across all sectors as described in Section II.D of Public Health Order 20-36, as amended.
November 2, 2020 - Public Health Order Update - The Gilpin County commissioner's had a recent Special Meeting where they addressed COVID-19 related matters. In effort to preserve the current Protect Our Neighbors status and protect the public, additional restrictions will be implemented which may be found here.
September 8, 2020 - Protect our Neighbor Status - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the County's Protect Our Neighbors status.
July 15, 2020 - Face coverings - Gilpin County-wide Face Mask Ordinance in Effect
June 17, 2020 - Gaming - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the County's variance from the safer at home guidelines. The reopening date for casinos in Central City and Black Hawk is June 17, 2020.
- Gilpin County Variance Request
- Gilpin County Variance - Casino Plan
- Gilpin County - Table Games Request
The county has established a COVID-19 Hotline, where residents can call or email questions about the pandemic, get information about local resources, community closures or other news. Contact: 303.515.4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gilpin County Public Health Orders
- Gilpin County Open Rules
- Social Distancing Protocol
- Screening Form
November 6, 2020 - Call to Action - Work from Home in November
September 20, 2020 - Gov. Polis amends and extends the statewide Safer at Home order; including last call for sale of alcoholic beverages.
July 16, 2020 - Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Face Mask Order
For more State information regarding COVID-19:
- Visit the COVID-19 Dial Dashboard for county specific information.
- Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
- Call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
- Email CO HELP at COHELP@RMPDC.org for responses in English or Spanish
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control
- Colorado Testing Sites and Information
- Gov. Polis - Executive Orders
Gilpin County has available the following resources for accessing food:
- Emergency Assistance: Limited rent, food, and medical assistance is provided for income eligible Gilpin County residents as funds are available.
- Contact: Jennifer Josselyn, 303-582-5444, or by email.
- Gilpin County Food Bank: Open Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and food boxes can be picked up at the Justice Center parking lot by the Court and Human Services entrance (2960 Dory Hill Road). This distribution is open to anyone in Gilpin County and consists of one box of food per family.
- Meals on Wheels: Meals on wheels will be delivered to participants Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Participants will receive a knock on the door and the meal will be left on your doorstep in order to comply with the social distancing guidelines.
- Senior lunches will be provided on a “grab-n-go” basis on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Pick up location is at the Community Center parking lot located at 250 Norton Drive.
- View food services for seniors for additional resources from Gilpin County.
- Please visit Gilpin County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page for updates.
Unemployment benefits may be available to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. These biweekly benefit payments help job seekers focus on their path to employment and help lessen the negative impact that unemployment has on the economy. The initial processing time for a claim takes four to six weeks; then if it is determined you qualify to receive payment, you are paid every two weeks from a fund paid by employers. The State of Colorado outlines the process in their handbook.
- Start a Claim
- Qualifying for Benefits
- Services for Employers
- FAQs regarding Unemployment
- Department of Labor and Employment Contact Information
Alternatives to laying off your employees
The Work-Share Program provides an alternative to laying off employees by allowing them to keep working, but with fewer hours. While an employee is working fewer hours, he or she may be eligible to collect part of his or her regular unemployment benefits.
Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules
The Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules (“Colorado HELP” 7 CCR 1103-10) requires up to four days of paid sick for employees being tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in select industries which include: leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expands access to emergency paid sick leave to as many as 87 million U.S. workers. Many of these workers currently have no paid leave and are being forced to choose between their paycheck, their health, and the health of the people around them. This is a critical step toward protecting families’ financial security and mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
2-1-1 will work in conjunction with The Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP), a toll-free hotline for the latest public health information. Visit their website or dial 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489 toll free. You can use 2-1-1 to navigation services to resources such as:
Housing, including shelters and transitional services, Rent and utility assistance, Applying for SNAP benefits by phone, Childcare,Food/meals, Transportation, Clothing/personal/household needs, Mental health and substance use disorders, Employment, Education, Medical clinics, Dental clinic, and other government/economic services.
The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center, serving Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin County, is located at 2960 Dory Hill Road, Suite 100, Black Hawk, CO 80403.
Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: Job listings, Computer & internet access, Career counseling & training for job seekers Recruitment of workers, pre-screening & referral services, Tax credits and training reimbursement for employers, and Customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.
- Phone: (303) 582-6003
- Fax: (303) 582-5798
- Office ID: 3158
- E-mail: GilpinWFC@jeffco.us
Xcel Energy has issued a statement on COVID-19 responses which can be found here. Please contact Xcel Energy directly if you are having difficulty paying your bills at this time.