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MASKS OPTIONAL, BUT ENCOURAGED

Beginning July 1 at CU Boulder, masks or facial coverings will no longer be required indoors, but they are recommended indoors for individuals who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

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MAXIMIZED AIRFLOW & VENTILATION

We’ve maximized the airflow and filtration of our HVAC systems by utilizing the same measures CU implemented during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Additionally, we have HEPA filters in the planetarium, so you may notice some minimal ambient noise during shows. 

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TOUCHLESS TICKETS & HAND SANITIZATION

Purchase online tickets in advance for a touchless experience. Practice good hygiene during your visit by washing your hands or using the sanitization stations. No food or drinks are allowed in the planetarium theater (sealable reusable water bottle are allowed). Bring your own reusable water bottle to use at the automatic, contactless water bottle filling station (water fountains have been disabled for your safety). 

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ENHANCED CLEANING

We’ve increased our cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces in the lobby and targeted areas in theater. Theater seats will be cleaned between all shows. To reduce risk we’ve removed many of our hands-on exhibits. While the risk from contaminated surfaces is extremely low, we’re doing everything possible to keep you safe. 

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REDUCED CAPACITY

We're operating at 35% capacity (75 seats) in the planetarium theater to provide a comfortable transition back to our immersive fulldome space. This will ensure more space to physically distance and reduce crowding. We hope to increase capacity over the course of the summer and into fall. (We’re also in the process of implementing a ticketing feature that will allow you to select your seats in the theater.) 

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PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please respect your fellow visitors. Some may prefer to continue to social distance as we all adjust to the changes.

 

VISIT US LATER IF YOU’RE SICK

Please stay home if you’re sick, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the preceding 72 hours. Stay home and self-quarantine if you have been in close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. 

RESOURCES

Boulder County current status is in Level Clear. This is a 90-day observation period under Boulder County Public Health Order 2021-04 (PDF). Most COVID-19 restrictions are no longer required county-wide, but are required while attending shows at Fiske or other events on campus. See CU COVID-19 Updates & Resources. Also, you can find COVID-19 vaccine locations

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