Lvl 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, shooting (map/flyer). State fire restrictions for rest of county.

COVID-19 updates are available in English and Spanish. See list of Resources (Recursos) for those impacted by COVID-19.

Guidance for Statewide Safer-at-Home Order

Guidance for Colorado Safer-at-Home Order in Boulder County

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Boulder County is currently under the statewide Safer at Home Dial Framework Order. Visit the Safer at Home and COVID-19 Dial websites for more details.

Requirements for Residents

  • Stay home as much as possible, leaving only for a limited number of specific activities.
  • When going out, follow physical distancing requirements (6 feet of space between yourself and others) and wear a face covering.
  • Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should only leave home for medical care and essential activities.
  • People who have COVID-19 symptoms must isolate unless they have a negative test result. Self-isolating when you are ill is the best course of action until more testing is available.
  • Only essential travel in- or out-of-state is permitted.
  • Sick people must not go to work..

General Workplace Guidance

Visit the Safer at Home website for details about the requirements of the current order for each business sector.

All businesses are required to report outbreaks of COVID-19 to Boulder County Public Health. Review the guidance for full details.

Child Care & Camps


Definition of Household

  • For single-family houses, apartments, or other similar housing, a household consists of the members of that house/unit. (Note that some units are subject to occupancy limits under local or state laws.)
  • For dormitories or other congregate housing (e.g. sororities and fraternities), a household consists of the person who lives in the room and any person with whom they share a room in which they both sleep (i.e. roommate.)
    • A dormitory, sorority, or fraternity, therefore, may consist of many, separate households.
    • In these situations, residents should wear masks when in common areas with members of other households.


Currently, residential care facilities may offer visitation under compassionate circumstances, such as end-of-life situations, and in outdoor environments. There are other circumstances under which indoor visitation must be accommodated, such as to provide support for residents with disabilities and/or for religious exercise, and for long-term care ombudsman and adult protective services.

New state guidance expands visitation opportunities and outlines the requirements for indoor visitation in residential care facilities serving older adults and people with disabilities. Facilities should continue to encourage visits outdoors if weather permits and the resident is able to participate.

  • Facilities must be in compliance with all public health orders prior to implementing this guidance.
  • Residential care providers must routinely evaluate and update their visitation policies and procedures as updated guidance, facility resources, and community spread change.
  • Individual facilities may enact stricter requirements based on their local conditions, but may not waive any of these requirements.

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