Published: Oct. 28, 2020

Halloween weekend is here, but with the limitations in place due to COVID-19, the holiday will need to look different than it has in previous years.

Chief of Police Doreen Jokerst

Chief of Police Doreen Jokerst

The current level from Boulder County Public Health for the county is Safer at Home Level 2: Concern. This level currently limits the number of people who can gather socially to 10 people, and the state of Colorado restrictions state that those people may only be from up to two different households. These restrictions will be strictly enforced by both CUPD and the city of Boulder Police.

We are proud of the efforts of our students in the past few weeks, and we are still about four weeks out from fall break. Don’t risk it for one weekend! Remember, there is also a public health order in place specific to 18-to-22-year-olds that requires individuals in this age group to not be in groups of more than 10. An update on the status of that order was included in CU Boulder Today on Oct. 28. CU Boulder students who violate the public health order could receive a summons and will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

We know that COVID-19 has made everything different and challenging this year, but you can still have fun. Get together with a small group or attend one of numerous activities, both virtual and in-person. You can find information on the university's Halloween 2020 website.

Stay safe, follow the guidelines set by Boulder County Public Health, and have a fun Halloween.

Doreen Jokerst
Chief of Police