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Emergency Order 2020-3 Prohibiting Gatherings in Public Places (REPEAL) Emergency Order 2020-3 (Repeal) CITY OF BOULDER ORDER RELATED TO DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY A disaster emergency was declared by the city manager on March 14, 2020. The city council confirmed and extended the emergency declaration until further notice at the March 16, 2020 special council meeting. Pursuant to Section 2-2.5-7 “Powers” B.R.C. 1981, the city manager finds a need to issue this order in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of persons or property within the city or to otherwise preserve the public peace or abate, clean up or mitigate the effects of any disaster emergency. On March 24, 2020, the city manager issued Emergency Order 2020-6 directing residents of the city to stay at home. The order provided for closure of parks facilities that would encourage or require gatherings of residents that would put those residents and our community at risk. On March 25, 2020, Boulder County Public Health issued an order directing residents of Boulder County to stay at home. On March 25, 2020, the city manager issued Emergency Order 2020-9 repealing Emergency Order 2020-6 to avoid confusion. On March 26, 2020, The Colorado Department of Health and Environment issued Public Health Order 2020-24 implementing executive order D 2020 17 directing residents of the State of Colorado to stay at home. Public Health Order 2020-24 allows “Critical Businesses” to continue operations. On April 26, 2020, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, issued Public Health Order 20-28, Safer at Home which began the process of gradually reopening the State of Colorado. On June 18, 2020, Ms. Ryan issued the Seventh Amended Public Health Order 20-28, amending Public Health Order 20-28. The state and county public health orders include specific provisions allowing certain large gatherings. It is best if the City of Boulder conforms to the state and county requirements for large gatherings. Accordingly: ORDER: Effective immediately Emergency Order 2020-3 dated March 16, 2020 and 2020-3 (amended) dated March 17, 2020 related to public gatherings and events is repealed. Current Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Boulder County Public Health Orders are still in effect and enforceable in the City of Boulder. This order is necessary to prevent the assembly of large groups of people which will present a risk of infection during the disaster emergency. Once issued, this order may be changed from time to time during the period of a declared disaster emergency based upon the discretion of the city manager. Enforcement: Pursuant to Section 2-2.5-8 “Adherence to Emergency Orders” B.R.C. 1981, Police, code enforcement and such other law enforcement and peace officers as may be authorized by the city manager shall be authorized to enforce the orders, rules and regulations made or issued pursuant a declared disaster emergency. Notice: All members of the public shall be deemed to have been given notice of the restrictions contained within a declaration upon its dissemination to the news media or publication on city websites or by use of other means of publicity. Violation of Order: During the period of a declared disaster emergency, a person shall not: (1) Enter or remain upon the premises of any establishment not open for business to the general public, unless such person is the owner or authorized agent of the establishment; (2) Violate any of the orders duly issued by the city manager or designee pursuant to such declaration; or (3) Willfully obstruct, hinder or delay any duly authorized city officer, employee or volunteer in the enforcement or exercise of the provisions of this chapter, or of the undertaking of any activity pursuant to this chapter. DATE: _____________ 2020, ___________ a.m. / p.m. __________________________________ City Manager or other Authorized City Official as designated by Chapter 2-2.5 “Civil Emergencies and Disasters” B.R.C., 1981. July 1 8:10 a.m. Jane S. Brautigam