New Boulder County Health Order Begins April 16
Boulder County will provide a similar framework to the state’s dial for 30 days, from April 16 to May 16, with some limited modifications. The Dial 3.0 framework issued by CDPHE will expire on April 15, and counties across Colorado can issue their own guidance, moving to one less restrictive level.
Summary of the Boulder County Public Health Order
April 16 - May 16 (30 days):
- If current case incidences do not exceed 300 cases per 100,000 residents and positivity rates do not exceed 7.5%, before April 16, Boulder County will move to Level Blue from April 16 to May 16.
- If current metrics continue, Boulder County businesses will also operate at Level Blue capacities.
- Boulder County will not move levels during this 30-day phase.
- If positivity or case counts enter level orange before April 16, Boulder County will continue operating in Level Yellow.
- Local mask order is still in effect.
Level Clear, Observation Period, May 16 - August 16 (90 days):
- Based on hospital admission rate of County residents, Boulder County will move to Level Clear.
- Hospitalizations must stay at 0-2 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents for seven consecutive days over a 14-day period.
- Level Clear does not have any capacity restrictions or mandatory mitigation requirements for businesses or gatherings.
- If hospital admissions exceed the rate over seven consecutive days over a 14-day period, Boulder County will move to a more protective level and apply level restrictions according to the hospitalization rate.
- Masks may still be required under state or local order, and if the state continues any orders, those state restrictions will apply to Boulder County.
Level Blue Restrictions
Many of the distancing and capacity requirements under Level Blue in the State Order will apply, including the six foot distancing requirements. See appendix A of revised Public health order 2021-04.
- Restaurants: Up to 100% capacity, 6 foot between parties; last call 2 a.m. for on-premise
- Smoking Lounges: 50% capacity up to 25 people (whichever is fewer)
- Bars: 25% capacity up to 75 people
- Non-Critical Manufacturing and Offices: 75% capacity
- Gyms / Fitness: Up to 100% capacity, 6 foot between parties
- Group Sports and Camps: 50-person capacity per activity. Camps limited to 25 participants indoors and 50 outdoors.
- Critical and Non-Critical Retail: 75% capacity
- Personal Services: 50% capacity up to 50 people (whichever is fewer)
- Limited Health Care Settings: 50% capacity up to 50 people (whichever is fewer)
- Indoor Unseated Events and Entertainment: 50% capacity up to 175 people (whichever is fewer)
- Indoor Seated Events and Entertainment: 6 foot distancing up to 100% capacity
- Outdoor Seated and Unseated Events and Entertainment: 6 foot distancing up to 100% capacity
- Outdoor Guided Services: 6 foot distancing up to 100% capacity
- Large Events – defined as any indoor or outdoor event or gathering with more than 500 attendees – must submit plans to BCPH at email@example.com as explained in the public health order at least 14 days prior to scheduled event.
AMENDED FACE COVERING ORDERS
State of Colorado (Amended and Extended) Mask Order: Executive Order D 2021 079
Boulder County (Amended) Mask Order: 2021-3-Amended-BCPH-Mask-Order-April-2021-Removing-Outdoor-Requirements.pdf (bouldercounty.org)
Louisville (Amended) Mask Ordinance: showpublisheddocument (louisvilleco.gov)