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Information About COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


The City of Boulder has been monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and will continue to do so. Colorado had its first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, on March 5 and cases have since been confirmed in Boulder County and other parts of the state.


Latest News

City of Boulder extends closures of all city buildings and facilities to April 30

On April 2, the City of Boulder announced it would extend its closure of all city buildings and facilities to April 30 in an effort to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

City issues order providing clarification on outdoor activities in city parks and open space

On April 2, the city manager announced a new emergency order providing community members with clarification related to permissible outdoor activity in city parks and open space.

Boulder police provide education on stay at home order

City police officers are operating under the assumption that most violations will be unintentional providing education rather than enforcement  

Gov. Polis issues statewide stay at home order

On March 25, Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay at home order It is in effect through April 11 and may be extended if deemed necessary.


The following is a high-level summary of key actions the City of Boulder is taking to address the coronavirus public health crisis. We are working with Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health and other partner organizations to coordinate our operations: 

  • We issued a stay at home order, but later rescinded it, now that the State of Colorado Stay at Home Order is in effect through April 11. 
  • We declared a local disaster emergency and have issued a variety of emergency orders to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. 
  • We closed all City of Boulder buildings and facilities through April 19. 
  • In partnership with Boulder County and the City of Longmont, we opened a COVID-19 Recovery Center for unhoused individuals. 
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of common areas and public areas to help prevent the spread of all germs. 
  • We have moved our City Council meetings online and given boards and commissions the option to do the same. 
  • We have actively shared up-to-date information and news with the public, in both English and Spanish, about the evolving public health crisis. 
  • We have developed resources and information to help individuals, families, employees and businesses through these challenging. 

We urge all Boulder residents to protect themselves with strong hygienic practices. While the spread of the coronavirus around the world is of concern to all of us, it is important to remember we are also at the height of flu season. As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to protect themselves and others. For more information, read the CDC coronavirus fact sheet pdf.

Continue to practice everyday wellness steps:

  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.

Learn more about COVID-19 at:

Local services' and organizations' COVID-19 response:

We are currently working with Boulder County and Boulder County Public Health to monitor the situation and are partnering with our public health partners.  We will continue to provide updates as warranted.

Related Videos

A Message from Councilmember Rachel Friend About COVID-19 3-30-20

A Message from Councilmember Rachel Friend About COVID-19 3-30-20

Inside Boulder News - March 27, 2020

Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, instituted a Stay at Home order this week through mid-April. Find out what this means for you and your family.

Inside Boulder News - March 20, 2020

New measures were put in place this week to prevent the social spread of coronavirus. This and more information on COVID-19 on this week's Inside Boulder News.

Inside Boulder News - March 13, 2020

The City of Boulder announces the closures of some of its city facilities and the cancellations of a few public meetings.

Coronavirus Prevention Information

Steps you can take to practice everyday wellness and limit your exposure to the virus.

View City of Boulder COVID-19 YouTube Playlist