Boulder County Public Health issued Public Health Order 2021-08 September 2, 2021, which requires facial coverings to be worn in public indoor spaces throughout Boulder County, Colorado, during periods of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19 to help slow further spread of the virus.
There are exemptions to this health order (page 10 of the linked document). You do not need to wear a facial covering if:
- You cannot medically do so
- An individual is receiving a personal or medical service where the temporary removal of a face covering is necessary to perform the service
- Your facility requires vaccination of all staff and customers
All businesses must post signs at their entrances instructing patrons of their legal obligation to wear a facial covering regardless of vaccination status. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has sample print materials you can use.
The CDC has a COVID-19 Transmission Tracker that provides the most up-to-date data for any specific county or state. You can use this tool to monitor the transmission status for Boulder County to know if/when it is in a substantial or high transmission period and whether you need to wear a facial covering.