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Emergency Order 2020-20 Self-Quarantine (AMENDED)Emergency Order 2020-20 Amended CITY OF BOULDER ORDER RELATED TO DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY A disaster emergency was declared by the city manager on March 14, 2020. At the March 16, 2020 special council meeting, city council confirmed and extended the emergency declaration until further notice. 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 September 24, 2020, as a result of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and in an effort to reduce the number of cases, Boulder County Public Health issued Public Health Order 2020-07 and subsequent amendments, Prohibiting Gatherings Involving Persons Aged Between 18 and 22 years in the City of Boulder and Stay-at-Home for Subject Properties. Boulder County Public Health’s Public Health Order 2020 -07 and subsequent amendments expired on October 8, 2020 and were replaced by Public Health Order 2020-08 and 2020-09. Public Health Order 2020-08 created different levels for determining gathering limits for individuals between 18 and 22 years of age in the City of Boulder. The limits placed on gatherings depend on certain metrics concerning containment indicators and rates of COVID-19 among the 18 to 22 year old population, specifically, testing rates, cooperation with contact tracing, cases per 100,000 among the 18 to 22 year old population, and positivity rates among the 18 to 22 year old population. On October 13, 2020, Boulder County Public Health moved from Level C to Level A allowing for an increase in gathering numbers for individuals between 18 and 22 years of age in the City of Boulder from two to six people. Because the metrics improved, there are additional opportunities to increase gathering limits among this age group and to participate in regulated or CU Boulder-sponsored events by continuing to be diligent in maintaining social distance, masking, and keeping gatherings to a minimum. As of October 20, 2020, Boulder County Public Health moved from Level A to Baseline allowing for an increase in gathering numbers for individuals between 18 and 22 years of age in the City of Boulder from six to 10 people. Most individuals between 18 and 22 years of age in the City of Boulder have been compliant with the public health orders. Unfortunately, there have recently been several egregious cases of public health order violations involving large gatherings that violate state and county public health orders. The gatherings range in size with some exceeding 200 attendees. The Subject Properties listed below each have been the site of one or more of these illegal gatherings. These flagrant reckless illegal actions jeopardize the public health. As COVID-19 is an illness transmitted primarily through person -to-person contact, and according to the CDC is spread mainly among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period, the illegal gatherings pose a significant threat of COVID-19 transmission. According to the CDC, the more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading. The illegal gatherings threaten to increase the number of COVID-19 cases and take the community back to surge level numbers when Public Health Order 2020-07 was issued on September 24, 2020. The previous surge in cases among 18 to 22 year olds in the City of Boulder, reflected in Boulder County’s COVID-19 metrics, put all of Boulder County at risk of being placed under a Stay-at-Home order, which would have closed businesses and put residents across all Boulder County communities in Stay-at- Home status. More importantly, these illegal gatherings risk lives. During the peak of the recent COVID-19 surge, Boulder County’s 14-day cumulative case count per 100,000 people among 18 to 22 year olds was 3,500 cases per 100,000 people. The State Public Health Order, CDPHE Public Health Order 20-35, defines 14-day cumulative case levels across the entire Boulder County population above 375 per 100,0000 as stay-at-home levels under the State COVID-19 restrictions framework. This Stay-at-Home order on Subject Properties will mitigate the risk of increased COVID-19 metrics for cases among 18 to 22 year olds. 1. All individuals residing in the Subject Properties, as defined in Section 2 below are ordered to self-quarantine. Residents in self- quarantine should remain at their place of residence for the next two weeks other than to attend in-person instruction, labs, research activities, and intercollegiate athletic training. They may also leave their homes to work (including taking children to childcare to allow for work or study) or to obtain food (delivery or curbside pickup only), medicine, medical care, or supplies that are needed to sustain or protect life when such cannot be obtained by delivery. In addition, residents may participate in personal recreation, with up to one other person, provided that social distancing and face coverings are worn at all times. Lastly, they may leave their home for activities necessary to cast a ballot in the fall 2020 General Election or to conduct activities required by law. The city strongly encourages Stay-at-Home Residents to vote by mail. For questions on vote by mail, contact the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 303-413-7740 or vote@bouldercountyvotes.org. If a resident in self-quarantine leaves the place of residence, the resident shall wear a face covering at all times. Properties with more than 10 unrelated persons living together shall separate from each other to avoid outbreaks among residents; if residents of the same building must come into contact, residents shall maintain six feet of distancing and wear a face covering. 2.Subject Property. The following properties are Subject Properties: a.1100 Pennsylvania, Boulder, Colorado b.1142 11th Street, Boulder, Colorado c.951 Pennsylvania, Boulder, Colorado d.1037 12th Street, Boulder, Colorado e.1031 14th Street, Boulder, Colorado f.1033 14th Street, Boulder, Colorado g.1045 14th Street, Boulder, Colorado h.1059 14th Street, Boulder, Colorado i.510 S. 44th Street, Boulder, Colorado 3.This Order shall be become effective at 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2020 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on November 6, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the city manager. 4.All residents of the Subject Property shall submit a statement of residence, including the resident’s name and address via email to Residents@bouldercolorado.gov by 11:59 p.m. on October 24, 2020. No person shall be present at the Subject Properties who has not submitted a statement of residence for that property. No person shall report residence at a subject property who does not reside at the subject property. 5.If any provision of this Order, or its application to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid, then the remainder of this Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable. 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) Violate any of the orders duly issued by the city manager or designee pursuant to such declaration; or (2) 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. October 22 6:10 p.m. Jane S. Brautigam