On March 25, 2020, Boulder County Public Health (in coordination with public health departments for Adams, Arapaho, Douglas, Broomfield, and Jefferson Counties) instituted Stay at Home Order, effective March 26 at 8 a.m. The order requires all individuals anywhere in Boulder County to stay at home (also known as shelter in place) except for certain defined essential activities, work, and services. The order is in place until April 17, 2020, although it’s possible it may be extended.
Intent of the Order
The Order is issued based on evidence of increasing occurrence of COVID-19 within Boulder County, scientific evidence and best practices about the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of communicable diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically, and evidence that the age, condition, and health of a significant portion of the population of Boulder County places it at risk for serious health complications, including death, from COVID-19.
Because even people without symptoms may transmit the disease, and because evidence shows the disease is easily spread, gatherings can result in transmission of the virus. The scientific evidence shows that at this stage of the emergency, it is essential to slow virus transmission as much as possible; one proven way is to limit interactions among people as much as possible practicable.