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Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Closes Public Access With Move to Level Red/Severe Risk

City Hall Reopening

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-November 18, 2020-After 5:30pm on Thursday, November 19, city offices within City Hall and across the street in Centennial Hall as well as at the Parks & Recreation office will close to the general public due to the move of Routt County to Level Red/Severe Risk this Friday. 

“With the heightened level and surging cases, our focus remains on the safety of employees and the public while working to stop the spread of the virus,” said City Manager Gary Suiter.  “We’ll continue to do everything we can to ensure city services remain available to citizens during the closure.” 

As with the previous closure earlier this year, city services will be available to the public by appointment and electronically until the community returns to a lower risk level. City Council, Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission meetings will also be held virtually.  

City services that span Planning & Community Development, Finance, City Clerk, City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Public Works, Utilities – Water & Sewer, Engineering and Municipal Court will be available by appointment or through phone/email. In addition, the Steamboat Springs Police Department lobby will be restricted to appointment only; while the Fire Department remains closed to all but authorized personnel. 

Departments will be working at reduced office levels (10%) with most staff working remotely. With the restriction on indoor seated events and entertainment, special events and functions at the Community Center will also not be permitted. The Howelsen Ice Complex will reopen on Monday by reservation only for public skate and stick & puck for 10 people or less per session. In addition, Howelsen Hill Ski Area will announce plans before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Steamboat Springs Transit, the Steamboat Springs Airport and Public Works will continue to provide key community transportation services; however, adjustments to operations should be anticipated due to increased public health requirements.  

The box outside the main entrance to City Hall continues to provide a secure means to drop off payments and documents. All online channels remain available to citizens. The state’s capacity restrictions at each level can be found here.  


Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8225 or email
Tom Leeson, Deputy City Manager, 970.871.8249 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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