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City of Boulder Issues Stay at Home Order Effective March 24 at 5 P.M.

Update: Boulder County issued a stay at home order on March 25 that replaced the City of Boulder's stay at home order

Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam today announced a new public health order for the City of Boulder directing individuals to stay at home. The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. The order is in effect through April 10  and may be extended as needed. Brautigam urged all city residents and businesses to heed the Stay at Home Order amid worsening COVID-19 cases in the Boulder/Denver metro areas.

The order, which will be discussed at the March 24 virtual City Council meeting, requires that all people in the City of Boulder stay home and for businesses to implement work from home policies and delivery of goods to the greatest extent possible. All individuals are encouraged to conduct only essential activities necessary to promote health and safety, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies, and getting outdoors only if strict social distancing is observed. Businesses that cannot implement work from home policies and which provide essential services, should continue to implement social distancing for all workers, and personal protection equipment is recommended for those employees.

“People need to take social distancing seriously to stop the spread of this virus,” said Brautigam. “We have asked everyone to maintain at least six feet between individuals and not to gather in groups. Voluntary measures are not enough, and we must enact a stay at home order for everything but the most essential activities if we are to flatten the curve and stop the social spread of COVID-19.”

Today’s stay at home order is posted https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-emergency-orders-related-to-covid-19. For questions about the stay at home order, visit the city's coronavirus FAQs page.

Published: March 23, 2020

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Patrick von Keyserling, Communication Director, 303-441-4959