From the Chancellor - Office of the Chancellor: An Important Health and Safety Message
Aug. 17, 2020
We understand the deluge of COVID-19 information and requirements can be confusing and overwhelming. As you settle into school and the Boulder community, we want to let you know about public health orders in place. It is critical to follow this guidance, which is based on data and science, to slow the spread of this disease, especially to those for whom it can be deadly.
CU has spent millions of dollars and countless hours creating a science-based return-to-campus strategy. Boulder County Public Health and the state of Colorado have compiled comprehensive information and enacted a number of public health orders that apply everywhere in Boulder County, including both on and off campus. These orders are for your own health and safety, and for the health and safety of the Boulder community. Violations may have legal consequences and can lead to a university suspension.
Face coverings (masks) are required at all times in a public indoor space and when outdoors and less than 6 feet from another person from a different household. Please bring a face covering with you whenever you leave your house or residence hall room and practice physical distancing at all times. Consider reviewing the Boulder County Public Health Face Covering Order or the Colorado Face Covering Order to ensure you’re aware of the requirements.
Stay 6 feet apart. Practice physical (social) distancing whenever in public by staying at least 6 feet away from others.
Gatherings should be limited to no more than 10 people from different residences.
Businesses have further restrictions in place. Please support local businesses by following the direction of all posted signage.
Please visit CU Boulder’s COVID dashboard which has the latest campus testing data and operating status, as well as the Protect Our Herd website for more campus information, including the daily health form.
If you believe you are sick, or have come into contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19, stay home and contact CU Boulder Medical Services as soon as possible.
Your classmates and professors, CU staff and Boulder residents are all affected by your actions. Thank you for abiding by these campus, county and state public health protocols and laws to help us keep the community safe, and allow the university to continue operations. We will continue to support you as we work toward a healthy, safe and enjoyable semester.
Boulder County Public Health Executive Director
Editors note: Campus policies and guidance will continue to adapt in response to changing health and safety needs. Please review the COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy for the most current information.