A Message from Mayor Coffman - Oct. 9, 2020

A Message from Mayor Coffman - Oct. 9, 2020
Posted on 10/09/2020

You have until Oct. 31 to be counted in the 2020 Census

Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on Oct. 31 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Aurorans to respond today. We still have one last chance to Be Heard, Be Seen and Be Counted in the 2020 Census. You can still respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker.

The Census happens every 10 years and it defines the distribution of millions of dollars in federal funds for school programs, health care, roads, first responders and much more. Most importantly, it helps improve the quality of life of our community and get the services we need based on our population.  

How to respond to the Census:


Important Safety Reminders During COVID-19

Due to a recent increase in Arapahoe County's COVID incidence rates, the county has implemented its mitigation plan for controlling the spread of the virus. The county has been in Level 1 of the state's Safer at Home public health orders, but the incidence increases could move the county to Level 2, which means the county may be a risk of heightened restrictions.

To help reverse the trend, all county residents and visitors should recommit themselves to wearing masks or face coverings, maintaining at least six fee of social distancing from others, and washing hands frequently. It also means that people should avoid indoor gatherings as much as possible, even with family or friends, unless they can be certain that attendees are COVID free. This is especially crucial now that the weather is cooling and more gatherings are moving indoors. To review the county's mitigation plan and for more details, 
visit the Arapahoe County website.

New COVID-19 rapid testing site open in Aurora

A smaller rapid testing site is providing free testing for those specifically without insurance or who are experiencing homelessness at the Restoration Christian Fellowship at 15660 E. Sixth Ave. No appointment is necessary, but only a limited amount of testing is available and is first come, first served. Results are available the same day. For other testing site locations, visit TCHD.org.

Do you travel on Havana Street? Then we need your input by Oct. 14

If you missed the Havana Street Corridor Study public meeting, you may still provide your feedback on mobility and transportation along this busy corridor. The feedback that we gather will help us create a corridor that is safer for all users, including those in cars, on bikes and on foot. Take this survey by Oct. 14 regarding the study, or visit AuroraGov.org/HavanaStreetCorridorStudy to sign up for newsletter updates and learn more about this important effort.

Are you ready to get back to the gym, pool or your favorite hobby?

The city of Aurora now has programming back and available for registration at recreation centers, nature centers, preschools, art facilities and reservoirs. Also back are all the amenities at the indoor pools at Beck, Central and Moorhead recreation centers.

  • For recreation programming including sports, preschool, aquatics, fitness and more, visit AuroraGov.org/Recreation.

  • For nature programming such as Hikes with a Ranger, birdwatching, Jr. Rangers and more, visit AuroraGov.org/Nature.

  • For art classes, such as dance, painting, music, pottery and more, visit AuroraGov.org/Arts.

Mayor Mike Live – 3 p.m. Fridays on Facebook and AuroraTV.org

Join me on Facebook Live or AuroraTV.org at 3 p.m. Fridays for updates on the city’s COVID-19 response, as well as information on various topics affecting our city. This week (Oct. 9) I’ll be joined by At Large Council Dave Gruber to discuss the value that Buckley Air Force Base brings to our community, as well as Aurora’s bid to be the new Space Command headquarters. I will also be joined by Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn to talk about heading back to in-person learning. You can post your questions now on Facebook and my guests and I will answer as many as possible during the live streaming:

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City Updates on COVID-19

Stay connected with the city during this pandemic about local efforts, city response and other updates. Visit AuroraGov.org/COVID-19 and on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) at @AuroraGov. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook at @AuroraMayorMike.

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