Longmont is no longer under an emergency disaster declaration caused by COVID-19.
City Manager Harold Dominguez cancelled the disaster declaration which became effective July 14, 2021. Dominguez’s decision is in response to improved COVID-19 public health conditions throughout the city and Boulder County, according to a city news release.
The emergency declaration was originally issued at the start of the city’s pandemic response in March 2020. The original emergency declaration stated “because the risk to life, health and safety is imminent, the city manager is assuming all powers set forth under local, state and federal laws” during such officially declared emergencies, the news release states.
The declaration allowed the city to take advantage of any federal programs that became available during the pandemic especially for small businesses, the news release states.
Gov. Jared Polis issued Executive Order D21-122 on July 8, 2021, which rescinded and consolidated previous executive orders and stated he was “therefore rescinding all previous executive orders issued due to COVID-19 and amending and restating this executive order to focus only on those measures related to the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency,” the news release states.
Boulder County also is in Level Clear, an observation period until Aug. 16, 2021, pursuant to BOCO Public Health Order 2021-04, and is subject to no other Boulder County Public Health Orders regarding COVID-19, the news release states.