Coronavirus Information

Press Release: Town of Hayden to Restrict Public Access

March 16, 2020 – To slow the spread of coronavirus, the Town of Hayden will be restricting public access to the Town Hall beginning March 16, 2020 at 5pm till at least April 7th, 2020 and may be extended as needed to protect the public and essential Town staff.

Effective immediately, public access to Town Hall will not be permitted in order to protect the health and safety of the public and essential Town staff. Offices in Town Hall include finance, utility billing, planning, building, public works, administration. Deliveries of supplies will still be accepted.

All essential governmental services will continue to operate providing water, sewer, police, finance, administration, planning, trash/sanitation and essential government services. Our commitment to the Town has never been stronger.

We will continue to take utility payments in our drop box at the front door or online at We encourage anyone with questions to reach out at 970-276-3741 and someone will be answering and available to help the public.

If you have an emergency please call 911 or for non-emergency the Police Department at 970- 276-3232

The health of Hayden and Routt County – including our staff, residents, businesses, and visitors – is critically important to us, so we will be following best practice advice from health experts to reduce contact and public gatherings. Operations will continue via phone and online servicing to the extent possible. Follow up information on accessing individual department’s services will be provided as soon as possible. The most current information will be available here at or

Download this press release here.

How the Town of Hayden is monitoring Coronavirus

The Town of Hayden is committed to maintaining and protecting the health of our residents who live in our community. While there’s no immediate threat to the community, the Routt County Public Health Department, in partnership with various private and public sector organizations, is working to plan and prepare for an outbreak in Colorado.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers this a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from Coronavirus Disease is considered low at this time.


Follow important alerts at the Routt Count Office of Emergency Management Facebook page @RouttCountyOEM
and the Routt County All-Hazards MAC group.

What you can do to stay healthy

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.