As most of you know, Gilpin County has finalized its 2021 budget and is making plans for the mill levy money that is now dedicated to reopening our Community Center. In addition, the county is working on reopening plans for the Community Center and has sent out a press release with some details, which you can download and read at the following link.
The community center is now under the fine direction of Parks & Recreation director Gabrielle Chisholm. She is currently working on interviewing candidates for the staff positions at the Center. Once she has her staff in place and trained, the next step is to get the center ready for reopening. This includes cleaning, installation of plexiglass barriers at the front desk, and stocking of PPE and masks.
Once all that is done, the next step could well be Phase 1 of the reopening plan. Keep in mind that any reopening plans are subject to the vagaries of the pandemic, as well as progress in the vaccination schedule. But, if all goes well, the Community Center will open up for low-touch individual activities and licensed child care, possibly as early as mid-February. If all goes well, the center will then move on to include low-participant group activities such as fitness classes, pottery, pickleball, and aquatics.
As a reminder: All planning phases and timelines will need to be flexible and follow Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 guidelines. Parks & Recreation staff will work closely with Public Health Coordinator Bonnie Albrecht, to make sure operations are
keeping residents, guests and employees safe.
We at FGCCC will work to keep everyone informed about the opening date as soon as the County (under state supervision) deems it safe to welcome guests to the Community Center.