Emergency Order Tells Boulder County Residents to Stay Inside, Due to the Rapid Spread of COVID-19
March 23, 2020
On March 23, the City of Boulder issued an emergency order to the public stating that citizens in Boulder County must stay in their place of residence starting at 5:00 P.M. on March 24th until 5:00 P.M. on April 10th. When they are outside of their place of residence, they must practice social distancing, meaning standing 6 feet apart from any other person.
This means that all businesses, except for essential businesses, are required to halt all activities excluding “Minimum Basic Operations”.
The gathering of people within a single household outdoors is not prohibited in the order, but the gathering of people not in a single household outdoors is.
“All travel, including, but not limited to, travel on scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, except Essential Travel and Essential Activities […] is prohibited,” said the order.
The exceptions consist of activities essential to “individual health and safety”, getting necessary supplies, executing essential work, attending to a family member or pet in another residence and outdoor activities such as walking, biking or hiking provided that social distancing requirements are followed.
For the latest information about COVID-19, visit the CDPHE’s website.
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