NEW STATE DIAL RISK SYSTEM AND LEVEL RED RESTRICTIONS
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Effective November 20, 2020 the State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Health (CDHPE) will enact a new risk dial system for the COVID19 virus outbreak, which includes 6 levels that enact/remove various restrictions across the state. The level of restriction is county-based and is determined by the rate of transmission, number of positive cases and hospital capacity, in addition to country-specific factors.
For information on the updated dial system, please see the Colorado Department of Health (CDPHE) website - https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial
Effective November 20, 202 the residents of Arapahoe and Adams counties will be placed on Level Red restrictions. This measure is being put in place to limit the spread and exposure of COIVD19. Arapahoe and Adams Counties have determined the COVID19 risk is severe. Most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative. The capacity limits are significant.
For more information, please visit https://www.tchd.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=420 or download the press release.
TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE CLOSURE
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20, 2020
BFPD has been closely monitoring the developments of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and watching the advisories and directions of the CDC and public health officials in Colorado. At this time, we have decided to close our Administrative Office for the foreseeable future (starting November 20th) for the safety of our citizens, administrative staff and crews. In addition, we will be restricting access to the station as a whole. For access to the station, crews will be interviewing parties wishing to enter the station – this measure is intended to protect our crews and limit possible exposures.
Staff will be on duty through this period and you can ring the doorbell, if we are available, we will answer via our ‘Ring’ doorbell. Please understand that staff are still responding to emergencies and may not be present at the station or available to assist you. Please state how we can assist you and please be patient with our crews as we ask you some questions.
Questions will include –
1. Have you been sick recently?
2. Are you or have you experienced cough, fever, or shortness of breath within the last 7 days?
3. Have you been exposed to anyone who is a suspected COVID19 case or has tested positive?
Remember, our emergency personnel remain on duty and ready to assist during an emergency. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.
If you need assistance from a member of our administrative personnel, please contact our office and leave a message at (303-475-6505). We will do our best to respond to communications from our citizens as soon as we can, but please be aware that there may be some delays. Thank you for your patience
We will continue to monitor the situation and make a determination in the future as to when we will reopen the administration office and station.
Byers Fire District - Stage 2 Burn Ban
EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020
Byers Fire District is currently under a Stage 1 Burn Ban - this ban applies to both Arapahoe and Adams Counties.
Contact Chief Disher for your controlled burn permit. Burns permits are at the discretion of the Chief, and are subject to change day-to-day.
Please be advised that there are different burns bans, different restrictions will apply based on the stage of the burn ban. To learn more about burn bans, please go to - http://arapahoegov.com/2059/Learn-about-the-burn-ban.
Guidelines for control burns -
You must attend (be with your fire), with a water source next to the fire.
What we will want to know -
(1) Your Address and who you are
(2) A call-back number
(3) What you are burning and what you are burning in
(4) How long you will be burning for