COVID-19 Updates

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Jeffco on March 31, 2020 until further notice.

Stage 1 Fire Restriction Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Updated May 29, 2020

The Metropolitan District Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting on May 26. At that meeting, the Board reviewed aquatic survey results from over 1,300 residents regarding the future of aquatic facilities. All aquatic facilities are governed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Jefferson County Public Health. Currently, pools are not permitted to be open and these agencies have not released a timeline for reopening pools; however, the District eagerly awaits more information from the state and local agencies If pools are allowed to be reopened and enough staff has been secured to be able to manage the facilities, the Community Center Pool will be reopening as soon as possible followed by the Ranch House Pool, which is set to be completed sometime mid-July. Once approval is received, it will still take up to two weeks to train staff and prepare the facilities. There will be restrictions for use, required online registration and payment for time slots, and a per person daily fee for use. Staff is working to develop plans for reopening and fee structures. More information will be available soon.

Restriction for Use:

  • Masks recommended for wear except when in the water; staff are required to wear masks when not on stand
  • Limited pool occupancy always maintaining the six-foot social distancing requirements with those outside your household.
  • Limiting use to pre-determined time periods with 30 minutes of cleaning in between scheduled use
  • Online sign up tool for pre-registration; no drop-in or cash payments available
  • Use of Plexiglass shields, where applicable
  • No public deck furniture, pool toys, life jackets, or other shared supplies or equipment; members of the same household may bring shared equipment (approved by facility) for their use only
  • Marking decks and lawn areas to ensure that individuals and household groups can remain at least six feet apart
  • One swimmer per lap lane
  • No swim lessons
  • No private rentals
  • No on-site concession sales
  • Restrooms will be open and bringing your own sanitizing wipes is encouraged

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this pandemic, please be sure to check back for the latest information and updates.

Updated May 28, 2020

Open Space ID Bracelet Online Registration Form

The Ranch House will reopen to the public with limited hours beginning the week of June 1, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Residents interested in obtaining 2020-2021 Open Space ID Bracelets, good through the end of 2021, may do so by filling out a registration form online. Upon receipt of the form, a member of our administrative team will be in contact to inform residents as to when their ID bracelets will be available for pick-up at the Ranch House during our limited hours of operation. There is no cost. Two bracelets will be issued per household.

To access the online registration form, please click on the link below:

Open Space ID Bracelet Registration Online Form

Updated May 26, 2020

Tennis, anyone? Per current guidelines, Ken-Caryl Ranch will be offering the following tennis programs to take place at the Community Center. Please refer to the course numbers when registering.

Click here for additional tennis offerings for juniors and adults.

Junior Tennis – June 2 Start Date 

#48373 – Ages 11-14 level A/B (meaning mainly beginner) on T/Th from 4 – 5 p.m.

Junior Tennis – June 15 Start Date 

#48371 – Ages 7-8 levels A, B, C  on M/W from 3:15 – 4 p.m.

#48372 – Ages 9-10 levels A, B, C on T/Th from 3:15 – 4 p.m.

Adults Tennis – June 5 Start Date

#48382 – Beginner Saturday 9 – 10 a.m.

#48383 – Level 2.0/2.5 Saturday 10 – 11 a.m.

#48384 – Level 2.5/3.0 Friday 10 – 11 a.m.

Adults Tennis – June 18 Start Date

#48381 Social League Level 2.0 – 3.0 Thursday 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Updated May 21, 2020

Junior Tennis Lessons scheduled in May are cancelled. We will provide an update on other summer tennis lessons on May 29. Please see the Tennis Safety Guidelines for Safer-at-Home.
Skyhawks Sports Camps in May have been cancelled.
Challenger British Soccer camps in June have been cancelled.

Updated May 11, 2020

Jefferson County lifted the Stay-at-Home Order effective May 9. The updates listed below are currently in effect.

Updated May 4, 2020

The following changes to facilities and programs will be implemented ONLY WHEN Jefferson County has lifted the current Stay-at-Home Order. This may change as more information becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we carefully re-open programs and facilities and strive to keep our community safe.

Safer-at-Home Updates that may take place as early as May 9 are listed below. These updates will occur ONLY WHEN the Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted for Jefferson County.
• All playgrounds and picnic areas will remain closed as mandated by the state of Colorado.
• Outdoor tennis courts can only be used with people from the same household. Outdoor courts will be available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask all families to limit play to two hours per day.
• The Disc Golf course will be open. Social distancing is required.
• Personal training will be available at the Community Center. Please see the Personal Training page for information.
• Summer camps are scheduled to open on June 8 with significant modifications. Registered camp families will receive additional information via email. All Teen Camps for Summer 2020 are cancelled.
• We are waiting for additional guidance to make decisions regarding swimming pools. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.
• Equestrian Center summer camps may run as scheduled with modifications to meet CDC guidelines. Private and semi-private lessons will resume this week.
• Ranch House offices will remain closed until later in May.
• The Dakota Lodge and Community Center will remain closed to the general public.
• Facility, pavilion and park rentals will not be available during the month of May.

Updated April 28, 2020

Jefferson County continues to be under a Stay at Home Order until May 8. If/when Jefferson County moves to “Safer at Home” orders, there is additional information available at the Colorado Safer at Home FAQ website.

Updated April 27, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health issued a Stay at Home Order for Jefferson County residents that extends until May 8. All programs and facilities remain closed. We plan to provide an update on closures the week of May 4.

Updated April 23, 2020

On Monday, April 20, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that Colorado will be moving to a “safer at home” model after the state-wide stay at home order expires on April 26. For Metro District and Master Association purposes, this includes the recommendation for the general population to stay at home except when absolutely necessary; no gatherings over 10 people; strong advisement for face masks in public; critical businesses open with strict precautions; and workplaces open with in-person workforce reduced by 50%. To date, there has been no official comment regarding summer camps, parks, and recreation facilities; therefore, there is still a great deal of confusion and uncertainty around the community’s programs and facilities. We will be spending the next several weeks gathering information from CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and neighboring agencies to ensure consistency in practice and policy so as to not create unnecessary burden or an unintended attractive nuisance. We plan to provide an update the week of May 4. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Updated March 27, 2020

Waste Connections COVID-19 Update

To protect the safety of our Waste Connections drivers, the following changes to our trash service will take place effective 3/27/20:

  • All large cardboard must be cut and placed inside a recycling container, trash container or garbage bag. No boxes can be set on the curb. Studies indicate cardboard can hold the COVID-19 virus.
  • Household trash will be limited to one filled can (either your personal trash can, or the 96-gallon tote provided by Waste Connections) plus up to three additional bags of trash. (You can leave out one filled can and three bags on the side.) If you have yard waste it must be either in your trash can or in the three extra bags.
  • Recycling service will be normal, and they will pick up any recycling inside your regular containers. No extra boxes will be picked up from the curb.
  • No bulk items may be placed out, such as mattresses, furniture, etc. This will ensure efficient operations and will protect the safety of the drivers.
  • Communities with dumpsters will continue to receive the same service. Please be sure all items are placed inside the dumpster, not beside it.

Thank you for helping keep our drivers safe. This is a temporary change and we will return to regular pick-up after the crisis.

Updated March 26, 2020

Per the Colorado stay-at-home order, the following Ken-Caryl Ranch public spaces are closed until further notice:
• Playgrounds
• Tennis Courts
• Disc Golf Course
• Basketball Courts
• Picnic Areas
Ken-Caryl Ranch open space and trails are OPEN for use for Ken-Caryl residents and members only. Individuals or groups of no more than four people may engage in outdoor activity including walking, hiking, biking, running, or other similar activity. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please adhere to the following guidelines when using the open space and trails:
• Do not use if you are exhibiting symptoms.
• Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting.
• Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
• Always observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other people.

All Ken-Caryl Ranch facilities are still closed to the public, and limited staff members are working to ensure essential operations continue. All calls will go to voicemail, so please leave a message so staff can respond. At this time, the Master Association and Metro District staff respectfully request the community’s patience and understanding as we work to return resident and community phone calls, emails, and other communications in a timely manner.

Residents may continue to drop off payments at the Ranch House safely via the building’s secured mailbox, located outside by the main entrance doors at the Ranch House.

Updated March 19, 2020

  • Current fitness memberships: Memberships will have their expiration dates extended based on the number of days our facilities were closed. This will happen automatically at a later date and you do not need to contact us. We are also publishing new Home Workouts each week to provide you with ideas for exercising and staying healthy. Check out the Home Workouts.
  • For all youth programming (Preschool, Before & After School, Nature classes): We will be issuing credit to your account for the programming that has been cancelled. Session-based programs and preschool will receive a prorated credit for this time period. We plan to continue session-based programming once we open.
  • We are temporarily suspending registration for open space bracelets while our facilities are closed due to COVID-19 precautions. The bracelets aren’t required, but, per normal procedure, you will be asked to recite your address to show proof of residency while using the private trails. Once we re-open the facilities, you will be able to come in and get bracelets.

Updated March 17, 2020

  • All programs and rentals are cancelled through April 19. Please see other updates below for additional details.

Updated March 16, 2020

  • Based on the current CDC recommendations, the Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day Extravaganza are cancelled.
  • Beginning March 17, the Ranch House will be closed to the public. Essential staff will continue to check voice mails, return emails, receive mail and conduct other essential business. Please contact staff via email, contact the general email at info@kcranch.org or call 303-979-1876. Payments, mail, forms, and architectural samples can be placed in the Mail & Payment Drop Box next to the Ranch House front door.
  • The Equestrian Center is closed to visitors. Only staff, boarders and lessors are to be on equestrian center grounds at this time. Please refrain from bringing any guests or trailers to the center.
  • Equestrian Center Riding Camp registration has been rescheduled for online registration. See the Summer Riding Camps page for additional information.
  • All public meetings (MA Board meeting, Brannon Gearhart Park Taskforce, Open Space Committee, Architectural Committee and Historical Society) are currently cancelled through March 29.
  • At this time, all programs are cancelled until March 29. This includes youth programs, tennis programs and indoor courts, art classes, and any other classes or programs.
  • Outdoor public restrooms are open at the Community Center and Ranch House. Indoor public restrooms are open at the Dakota Lodge.
  • Outdoor amenities (tennis courts, playgrounds, greenbelts, open space) remain open and we encourage following social distancing guidelines.

Updated March 14, 2020

At this time, the Community Center, fitness center, tennis lessons/programs, and indoor tennis courts will be closed from March 15 – March 29. All Youth Programs will also be closed during this time.

Updated March 13, 2020

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District and Master Association are working together to actively monitor information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) that is available to us from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jefferson County Public Health. We understand the severity of the situation and take our responsibility seriously to assist in the effort to limit the spread of this virus, and others, in our facilities and programs.

At this time, all Youth Programs will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. This includes the Before & After School program, Preschool programs and youth programs during Spring Break. All other programs and facilities are currently open. Please check this page for future updates.

The information and recommendations below are the most recent recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, made in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As this situation continues to change and evolve, we will work to provide you with the most up to date information at this page.

The following is a list of actions Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District and Master Association are taking to limit the spread of the disease:

  • Increased public education about the virus and healthy habits to employees and customers.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of common areas at the Community Center, Ranch House and Dakota Lodge.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures for childcare facilities to include cleaning classroom materials daily and wiping down all frequently touched surfaces including doorknobs; we will be deep cleaning classrooms twice a week moving forward as well as sanitizing buses daily.
  • Required assistance from program participants in the Community Center fitness areas to wipe fitness areas, mats, machines and equipment.
  • Encouraging staff and participants to stay at home when sick and be free of a fever for 24 hours, without medicine, before returning.
  • Waived refund fees for programs and facility rentals due to flu-like illness; exclusions may apply, so please contact individual program supervisors with questions.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided the following information for all Coloradans:

  • Reducing Fear and Taking Care of Yourself flyer
  • Stay home if you’re sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
  • Clean “high touch” surfaces like counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables. Clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Follow the label directions for correct and safe use of the cleaning product.
  • Visit the following websites for more information:
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