Integrity, Safety and Compliance - Allowable gathering size under public health order increases
Oct. 13, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) announced that as of noon today the county is moving to level A of the current public health order on gatherings for 18-to-22-year-olds.
What this means for all 18-to-22-year-olds in the city of Boulder:
Gatherings are permitted of up to six people in this age group.
Groups of up to six 18-to-22-year-olds may visit businesses (restaurants, retail, etc.) as long as physical distancing, masking and gathering limits are followed.
What this means for campus operations:
Our return to hybrid and in-person instruction is continuing as planned and begins tomorrow, Oct. 14. Our plan for returning to in-person instruction was approved by Boulder County Public Health.
This shift allows for limited CU-sponsored in-person events on campus.
CU-sponsored events are those that are planned and hosted by university departments/units and approved by university administration. Fraternities, sororities and other collegiate group homes must still follow the public health order for gatherings of no more than six people. Collegiate group homes that are under stricter stay-at-home orders must still comply with their specific orders and mitigation plans.
We’re working with BCPH, CU departments/units and students to develop what CU-sponsored events will look like, and will provide more information soon.
To hear more about this and other aspects of our COVID-19 response:
CU Boulder hosts a weekly update for faculty, staff, students and Buff families on Tuesdays at noon via Zoom. The city of Boulder hosts community updates every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Information on attending the briefings is available online.
This increase to gatherings of up to six people for 18-to-22-year-olds in Boulder is possible because of the improvements in metrics Boulder County Public Health has tracked. More information on the county’s public health order and the metrics is available on the Boulder County Public Health website.
Further increases in gathering limits among 18-to-22-year-olds will be possible if metrics continue to improve. Boulder County Public Health plans to evaluate metrics every Tuesday.
Thank you to our students for taking action and following the public health orders. Because of the majority of students’ actions to this point, we are getting to move to level A in the current public health order. The limited number of students who have not been following expectations must understand that their actions put their peers at risk.