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Thornton COVID-19 Information & Resources

Click here to learn how to register for Free COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing!

Click here to view facility updates, Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs that are Available, Postponed and/or Cancelled!

Click here to view Tri-County Health Department's Public Health Order Requiring Facial Coverings

CARES Act Funding

Congress recently enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide relief funds to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Adams County was a direct recipient of these funds and distributed $11,205,301 to the City of Thornton to assist with covering the cost of necessary expenditures incurred by the City due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Allocation of these funds are pursuant to the CARES Act, United States Treasury Department guidance, and terms of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Adams County. A summary of those funds can be accessed here

Colorado launches hotline to answer your questions about COVID-19 and safer-at-home orders:

  • Coloradans can call 211, visit 211Colorado.org or text 898-211 to be connected with information and resources about COVID-19.
  • New features in myColoradoTM mobile app support safer-at-home order. The myColorado app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For questions on the safer-at-home order, call 720-200-1505 for Tri County Health Department. You can email them at callcenter@tchd.org.

Xcel Energy's response to COVID-19

United Power response to COVID-19

Non-Emergency: 303-538-7200 - Call this number unless you are having an immediate life-threatening issue.

Public Health/COVID-19 Information

Thornton Operational Changes


  • Ambulances are being sanitized with a specialized fogging device and hospital grade disinfectant after all calls for service that involve a known or suspected COVID-19 patient.  Additionally crews are using a specialized device that utilizes a surface swab to test the patient compartment of our ambulances to ensure that they are completely sanitized.

  • Patients or parties contacting 911 for a family member who report flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) or difficulty breathing will be asked to meet Fire Department personnel outside of their residence to minimize our Firefighters exposure to potentially infectious disease.  If patients are unable to move to the outside of their home to meet fire department personnel then a scout team of two firefighters will enter the home to minimize exposures. 

  • Firefighters may be seen in public responding to emergency calls for service wearing additional protective equipment.  This include protective reusable cloth dickies overalls or green reusable protective coveralls, goggles, respirators and gloves.  These are recommended for the protection of our firefighters and the citizens we serve.  Don't be alarmed if you see firefighters in additional protective equipment we are simply following CDC recommendations.

  • Thornton Fire is no longer transporting patients to Freestanding Emergency Rooms as these facilities have been temporarily closed during the pandemic.  

  • Thornton Fire has restricted allowing family riders on all ambulances as local emergency rooms continue restricting visitors.  The exclusion would a parent/guardian of a minor child.  The parent will be medically screened before being allowed to enter the emergency room upon arrival.

For questions call the CO HELP line at 877-462-2911. In order to provide the highest level of service, please contact your primary care physician with non-life threatening flu like symptons prior to calling 911.

    • FEVER
    • COUGH


No public access to government buildings.


No operational changes at this time. 


Thornton's treatment plants utilize chlorine disinfection, filtration, and other processes to clean and disinfect drinking water against pathogens. Even after your drinking water leaves the treatment plants, the water is still protected and monitored.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) find there is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through drinking water.  For more information,  call the Thornton Water Quality Lab at 303-255-7770 or visit:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
EPA: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater#tapwater

School District Status

Adams County Resources