houses on the HillWe all play a role in keeping each other and our community safe, and creating a positive and welcoming environment.  Here are some safety tips and reminders about how to be a good neighbor.

Protect our Herd

Do your part to keep yourself and your neighbors safe:

  • Wear a face covering when you are around others outside your household, even if you’ve already been vaccinated.
  • Avoid attending and hosting large gatherings.
  • Practice physical distancing and stay 6 feet away from others outside your household.
  • Wash your hands regularly, and make sure guests have a place to wash or sanitize their hands. 
  • Stay home if you are sick, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Check Boulder County’s current dial status to stay updated on limits and restrictions. 

Know Boulder ordinances

Make sure you know about Boulder ordinances and common issues

  • Fireworks: The use and possession of fireworks in Boulder is illegal. This includes sparklers, snaps, snakes, bottle rockets, roman candles and smoke bombs. You can also be held responsible for fireworks used by your roommates and guests.
  • Littering: Provide your guests with plenty of wastebaskets and trash bags, and politely tell them to use these for their trash. Cleaning up after your guests ensures you won’t be cited or fined for litter accumulation on a property you rent or control.
  • Outdoor furniture restriction: In the University Hill area, it is prohibited to keep any upholstered indoor furniture, including chairs, couches and mattresses, from being kept or stored outside in any porch, front or side yard, or any back yard not on an alley.

Connect with your neighbors

Remember that your neighbors may be a combination of other students, community members and families with different schedules than your own. Here are some things you can do to be a good neighbor:

  • If you haven't already, introduce yourself either in person or in writing.
  • Share your contact information so your neighbors can easily contact you if they have concerns.
  • If you plan to have friends over, talk with your roommates about who will be invited (avoid hosting large gatherings), how you will monitor noise levels and what you will do if too many people show up.
  • Let your neighbors know ahead of time if you plan to have a social gathering that could cause noise or other disruptions.
  • Be considerate of your neighbors - watch noise levels, especially in the evening and late at night and if you are gathering outside.

More resources for living off-campus can be found on the Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations website