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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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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