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Important Coronavirus Update

Main Library, South Wing at Dusk

The City of Boulder is aware of the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  We are working with Boulder County and Boulder County Health to monitor the situation.

The health and well-being of our community is a top priority, and the city is committed to help prevent the spread of this virus, and others, in our public spaces. This is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to respond appropriately, learning and adapting as new information is made available.

We want to assure you that we are concentrating efforts in our public spaces to mitigate the spread of germs and ask that you partner with us in this effort.

What is the City of Boulder Doing?

At this time, we are taking the actions listed below; this plan will be updated as needed, based upon the evolving situation. We are working with Boulder County, Boulder County Health and other partner organizations to coordinate our operations and activities in the event of a worsening public health risk.

  1. We are increasing education about the virus and healthy habits to employees and with visitors to our public spaces.
  2. We are increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of offices, common areas and public areas to help prevent the spread of all germs.
  3. Our current, standard drinking water treatment methods assure a complete disinfection process, with no threat of drinking water becoming a source of the virus.
  4. Our wastewater recovery process uses an ultraviolet light disinfection system to assure the destruction of viruses before water is returned to Boulder Creek.
  5. Until further notice, Boulder Parks and Recreation (BPR) will waive withdrawal, change or cancellation fees for courses, memberships, permits and applications due to illness.
  6. In the event our recreation facilities, services or courses are closed or canceled, we will work to reschedule if possible or provide credits and pro-rated refunds to impacted BPR participants.
  7. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) will notify community members/participants if it cancels Voice and Sight Tag education classes, volunteer events, nature hikes/education programs and public engagement meetings.

What can you do now?

We urge all community members to protect themselves with strong hygienic practices. While the spread of the Coronavirus around the world is of concern to all of us, it is important to remember we are also at the height of flu season. As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to protect themselves and others. There are simple, everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette and cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.

Keep Up-to-Date

Learn more about the COVID-19 at:

In the meantime, we direct you to Boulder County’s COVID-19 page for all the latest news and information.

Thank you for working with us to help keep our community’s health and well-being a top priority.