April 1, 2020
Boulder County buildings and facilities to remain closed through April 30
All Boulder County buildings and facilities will remain closed to the public until April 30 in response to Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ order to keep schools closed until the end of the month.
Boulder County, Colo. (April 1, 2020) - Gov. Jared Polis has ordered all public and private elementary and secondary schools in Colorado to stay closed until April 30 to further decrease the spread of COVID-19. This announcement extends most school districts' closures by about two weeks.
While not taking a position on expanding other elements of the statewide stay-at-home order, the governor did cite the importance of keeping schools closed as an essential action in enforcing social distancing directives and reducing the surge on hospitals around the state.
In line with the governor’s decision, Boulder County will continue to keep its buildings closed to the public through April 30 to match the closure of schools. (Public access to county facilities was originally closed through April 20.)
Many services are available online while county locations are closed due to COVID-19
Boulder County will continue to provide online and phone services for county programs and services that do not require in-person interactions or have statutory requirements to remain open to the public. This includes many Community Services, Public Health, and Housing & Human Services programs along with Motor Vehicle, Recording, Community Planning & Permitting, and Taxation services. In addition, county employees will continue to provide essential law enforcement, road construction, and trails and open space management that can only be accomplished in the field or in 24/7 facilities like the jail.
Note: Anyone needing assistance from Boulder County due to COVID-19 impacts should check our COVID-19 Resources page for available programs and financial assistance.
Message from Boulder County Administrator Jana Petersen
We feel it’s important for Boulder County to follow the lead of the State of Colorado in closing county facilities in sync with the extended school closures. Aligning our closure dates sends a consistent message to the public and helps our employees with young children to continue to work from home as we all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. As always, we remain committed to being available and responsive to our residents through this extended period of offering our services through phone, email, and online access.