COVID-19 Updates, Resources and Closures

Posted on 03/18/2020 at 04:00 pm
Kevin Marples


The City of Boulder is following the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and specifically recommends that community members practice good personal hygiene, refrain from attending/hosting large gatherings/parties and practice safe social distancing. For complete details about how the City of Boulder is responding to COVID-19, please click here

City of Boulder: As of March 16th at 5:00PM all City of Boulder offices were closed to the public and to all “non-essential” city employees. In addition, the City of Boulder has published multiple Emergency Orders:

  • Enforcement of State Orders: No person shall violate any emergency order issued by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Executive Order, issued by the Governor of the State of Colorado or order issued by Boulder County Public Health. - View Order
  • Public Gatherings: No person shall organize, promote, or stage an event or gathering intended, or which can reasonably be expected to draw an attendance of ten or more participants, on any public-owned space. – Note: This order only applies to gatherings on publicly owned property. - View Order

Business Closures: Effective March 16th at 4:30PM Governor Pollis ordered all bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters and casinos closed. This order does still allow for restaurants to continue business as a deliver/takeout establishment, but patrons cannot “dine in”.

Police Services: The Boulder Police Department is open and responding to priority calls for service. Patrol officers come in contact with many individuals during the course of their daily duties but we are taking steps to try and limit contact, to the extent that is possible. For this reason, we are making the following requests.

  • Avoid Online Fraud: Before donating to any organization that you are not familiar with, check that the charity is legitimate at the Colorado Secretary of Stat’s Office or at www.ColoradoGives.org – If you have questions are want to report a scam, call the Community Protection Division of the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office at 303-441-3700. View the DA Fraud Alert posted at the bottom of this article.
  • Online Reporting: You can report non-emergency incidents through our online reporting system. This allows more officers to be available for emergency calls. - Online Crime Reporting
  • Police Department: Officers are still responding to priority calls for service but the Police Department (1805 33rd Street), as well as the Pearl Annex, are closed to the public. 

University of Colorado: For questions about closures or updates specific to the University of Colorado Boulder Campus, please click here.


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