BOULDER CITY – The City of Boulder City is responding to the drop in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks by relaxing some of the restrictions within City buildings. Visitors can enter City Hall, the Police Department, the Fire Department and the Courthouse without an appointment starting today, but specific guidelines must still be met. Staff and visitors will still be expected to remain six feet from others if there is no protective barrier (i.e. customer service window) to separate individuals.
The new guidelines include:
- Use the available hand sanitizer;
- Take your temperature and show to the attendant;
- Must wear a mask, and if you don’t have one, one will be given to you;
- Review and answer health questions including:
- Do you have a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Do you have a temperature over 100.4 F or higher?
- Do you have new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Have you come into close contact (within six feet) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
Relaxing the guidelines will allow residents to participate in the 2020 General election during early voting and on Election Day. The measures are in effect starting today, and will remain in effect until further notice. “Our top priority is to protect staff and visitors, and these measures will help us maintain safety and health while providing services that residents need,” said Fire Chief Will Gray, who has been Incident Commander of the COVID-19 response in Boulder City. “The general public will be allowed in common areas of the building, but office space will still be restricted to employees only.”
City leaders suggest the best, safest way to conduct business and stay within CDC guidelines is online, by email or over the phone. Payments can still be taken at the external window behind City Hall. Guidelines for meetings will be reviewed next month. “Boulder City residents have taken great precautions and statistically, have seen fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19 per capita than other parts of the Valley,” said Al Noyola, City Manager. “Staff appreciates how Boulder City residents have been extremely supportive and patient as we work out these new processes.”