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Reopening City Facilities and Services

This page provides a summary of the city’s current recovery and reopening approach for city facilities and services

Reopenings and current closures take into account operational capability, and resource allocation as well as community need. The approach is based on current state and county public health guidance, including:

  • No groups of 10 or more
  • No exposure to vulnerable populations
  • No shared equipment

Opening and closure may shift based on

  • Public health guidance
  • Resource allocation limitations
  • Ability to maintain social distancing standards

Reopenings will follow four phases

All dates and details subject to changed and based on public health guidance and other factors

Phase 1
Month of May
"Safer at Home"
This phase will respond to the state's "Safer at Home" guidance and the extension of Boulder County's "Stay at Home" order.
Goal is to retain 60-65% social distancing.
Phase 2
Tentatively June 1
This phase will begin to reopen city facilities and services in accordance with public health guidance.
Phase 3
Timing TBD
This phase will re-open many additional city services and facilities, with restrictions on gatherings and protections for vulnerable populations.
Phase 4
Timing TBD
This phase will return services to a new normal; recovery is over and there is no need for overarching public health guidance.

Phase 1 - "Safer at Home" - Timing: month of May

All dates and details subject to change and based on public health guidance and other factors

Community Programs
Parks & Public Gathering Areas
Customer-facing service centers
Community facilities
Employee Offices
Special events and Travel

What's different in this phase from our current state?
  Boulder Reservoir (5/6)  - limitd open only for passive recreation and boating

Flatirons Golf Course (5/1)  - limited open

Sports Courts & Specialty Parks  - limited trial for individual use
    Library (5/18)   - call center w/ patron carryout of held items by appointment during limited weekly hours

Municipal Court - open / aligned w/ county
What's the same in this phase from our current state?
All in-person community programs canceled All picnic shelters and tables  - closed

Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP)  - concentrated use areas, nature centers, shelters, and picnic areas - closed
Parking Services -- scheduled pay-by-phone for parking permits.

Municipal Building -- closed to public

Planning & Development Services (P&DS) - Service Center - virtual services

P&DS - Inspection Services  - virtual services and in field

Tax/licensing  - virtual services

Utility Billing  - virtual services
Rec centers / pools  - closed

Age-well centers  - closed / case management working remotely
Essential services staff remain operating in essential buildings; telecommute for all others No non-essential travel through May 31

No special events through June 15; very limited exceptions such as Boulder County Farmer's Market

Site Specific Information

Map of all City of Boulder Buildings, Facilities, Parking, & Restrooms with openings and closures

Parks and Rec Information

Library Information

Municipal Court Information