City Announces New Ways for Community to Receive Updates and Ask Questions About COVID-19
The City of Boulder today announced several new ways residents and other community members can stay informed about the coronavirus pandemic, state health guidelines, city response measures and resources designed to help residents, employees, visitors and businesses weather these challenging times.
The multi-pronged communication plan includes three separate opportunities:
- Tune into the first City Council meeting of each month , held on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 6 p.m. to watch as council members receive a comprehensive update from health officials and other agency partners. Council members frequently ask questions during these briefings and some of these can lead to policy discussions.
This briefing typically occurs at the start of the meeting and lasts anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Watch these meetings here: https://bouldercolorado.gov/boulder8 or https://www.youtube.com/user/bouldercoloradogov
Spanish interpretation is provided for this portion of these meetings. The next council COVID-19 briefing will be on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
- Tune into online weekly public health briefings , hosted by the Boulder County Public Health Department at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.
These briefings will be largely focused on countywide trends, updates about public health guidance and pressing topics related to the pandemic. The first briefing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, and will include a discussion about the county’s vaccine distribution plan.
Spanish interpretation is available, and the sessions will be live-streamed on YouTube. More information is available at www.boco.org/COVID19CommunityUpdates .
- Sign up for a monthly city-specific COVID-19 briefing that will focus on the city’s response and local resources associated with the pandemic.
City officials and invited partners will provide a brief overview of the most current information and then respond to community member questions. This online forum requires advanced registration, although if you registered previously for city COVID community briefings during a pilot program this fall, you are already signed up for these upcoming sessions. You will receive an email with access information each month.
The new monthly city briefings will be held on the third Thursday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. More information (and a link to register if you have not done so already) is available at https://bouldercolorado.gov/community-briefings .
The next city-specific briefing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 and will include information on the pandemic’s effect on local retail, ways to support each other and celebrate the winter holidays safely and an enforcement update.
These opportunities reflect learnings from a pilot program the city conducted earlier this fall, which included weekly online briefings coordinated by the city. These briefings were well received by the community. It became clear, however, that much of the latest information was shared by county health officials. With the addition of the weekly public health briefings, the city has decided to integrate its programming with this valuable, new countywide opportunity.
As always, the most current information about the city’s response to COVID-19 can be found at https://bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus.
Sarah Huntley, Communication and Engagement Director, 720-908-5722
Published: Dec. 8, 2020