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CPW to reopen many state offices starting Friday

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 18:30:04-04

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen several offices and visitor centers across the state starting Friday, June 5.

CPW said Thursday it will strictly follow practices outlined in the Safer at Home public health order, with several new requirements in place to ensure a safe reopening.

Among those, offices will limit public access to front counter areas, and only offer CPW product for sale -- that means items like licenses, passes, registrations, etc.

CPW staff will also monitor themselves for any signs of illness, and they ask that visitors do the same. They also suggested "vulnerable individuals" contact their local office or visitor center to schedule a time to visit.

CPW also warned that office hours may have changed, and it's a good idea to call ahead or check the park's website to make sure the location is open before leaving home.

There will also be extra precautions inside the buildings including:

  • Limiting the number of people allowed inside the building at any time
  • Hand sanitizer stations placed directly inside offices and visitor centers for public use upon entering
  • Floor signs/markings to direct customers where to stand while waiting in order to maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet
  • Barriers, i.e., Plexiglas/Acrylic “sneeze shields/ guards” installed so as to create an effective barrier between customers and staff
  • Limited availability of restrooms or other indoor spaces