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City Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Non-Complying Properties

Nine properties have been placed under mandatory quarantine for blatant disregard of public health orders.

The majority of properties are associated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) or Kappa Sigma.

“The majority of our students have done a great job complying with public health orders,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “Unfortunately, a very small percentage of our student population has 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.”

The addresses under mandatory quarantine are:

  • 1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • 1142 11th St.
  • 951 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • 1037 12th St.
  • 1031 14th St.
  • 1033 14th St.
  • 1045 14th St.
  • 1059 14th St.
  • 510 S. 44th St.

Residents of these addresses 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 only), 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, with up to one other person, provided that social distancing and face coverings are worn at all times.  Lastly, they may leave their home for activities necessary to cast a ballot in the fall 2020 General Election or to conduct activities required by law.  However, the city strongly encourages residents to vote by mail.

“More and more people in the communities around us are testing positive for COVID-19. Rates are high across the country,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health executive director. “We cannot continue to have large gatherings that put our community members at risk.”

The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 23 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 6 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the city manager.

Violations of this order are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to $1000 fine.

Should residents at any additional properties commit such egregious public health order violation immediate action will be taken to place all residents of the identified property under mandatory quarantine.

The City also made a procedural amendment to the existing emergency order that allows public health order violations to be considered as nuisance abatement actions. The change will allow city officials to better address the behavior of the residents.

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

 

Published Oct. 23, 2020