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City of Boulder Closes All City Buildings and Facilities

All City of Boulder buildings to close to the public through March 29; essential city services to continue

The City of Boulder has closed all city buildings and facilities to the public effective March 15 through March 29. The city previously announced the cancellation of all boards and commissions meetings and the closure of libraries, recreation centers and age well centers through March 29. The city will continue to provide essential city services to the community, including public safety, water utilities and emergency response services. Non-essential city employees will work remotely through March 29.  

Many city services are available online. The city encourages the community to check the city’s service web pages for more information.

City Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers and will be televised. Per order of city manager, no members of the public are permitted to attend in person, but remote participation is encouraged. At the meeting, council will consider an extension of the local disaster emergency, including the approval to hold virtual City Council meetings. Community members are encouraged to participate in the March 16 meeting remotely. Instructions will be posted on bouldercolorado.gov prior to the meeting.

On Saturday, March 14, The City of Boulder declared a local disaster emergency in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it is having on the city. The declaration provides the city manager with the tools necessary to protect public health and safety during a state of emergency. As stated in the declaration, Boulder faces an imminent threat to life and public health resulting from the novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 disease. The city believes timely action will help to minimize the impact to the community.

Currently, Boulder County Public Health Officials are meeting to address this issue to determine what actions are needed. The City of Boulder is poised and ready to support public health orders or apply order to restrict public gatherings to mitigate the spread of the COVID 19 Virus based upon the outcome of this meeting.

The city, in partnership with health officials, will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and provide updates to the community. Visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus for the latest city information. For updates from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, visit https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/.