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City Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for a Non-Complying Duplex on University Hill

In response to a rising number of COVID-19 cases among University of Colorado Boulder students, the City of Boulder today issued a mandatory self-quarantine order for a duplex on University Hill.

This property, at 1125 10th St., serves as an annex for the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and has repeatedly engaged in activities that violate public health orders during this pandemic.

“The city realizes this is a significant enforcement step, but it is essential to public health and safety,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “Residents of this property, unfortunately, have continued to gather socially and have not been responsive to voluntary compliance requests and existing health orders. Their behavior jeopardizes not only their lives, but also the lives and livelihoods of their neighbors and the rest of the Boulder community.”

This order amplifies a strong recommendation issued on Sept. 15 by the health department, supported by the university, that all CU students living in Boulder voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. This order makes self-quarantine mandatory for those who live at 1125 10th St. Violations of today’s order are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.

Residents of that address must remain at home for the next two weeks other than to attend in-person instruction, labs, research activities, and intercollegiate athletic training.  They may also leave their homes to work (including taking children to childcare to allow for work or study) or to obtain food (delivery or curbside pickup), medicine, medical care, or supplies that are needed to sustain or protect life when such cannot be obtained by delivery. In addition, residents may participate in personal recreation, by themselves, if they observe social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings at all times.

If a resident in self-quarantine leaves home, the resident must wear a face covering. In properties with more than 10 unrelated persons living together, housemates shall separate from each other to avoid outbreaks; if residents of the same building must come into contact, residents must maintain six feet of distancing and wear a face covering.  

The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 16 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 29 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the city manager.

In addition to this, the city is closely monitoring three other addresses that have been the site of some activities that violate public health orders. So far, there are fewer infractions or documented cases, but the behavior is still troubling. Should there be continued violations at these addresses, the city will take a similar mandatory quarantine approach.

The addresses being closely monitored are:

  • 1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • 1200 College Ave.
  • 1150 College Ave.

Media Contacts:
Sarah Huntley, Communication and Engagement Director, 720-908-5722

Published Sept. 16, 2020