Businesses are open with updated safety and sanitation practices to keep you safe. We've been overwhelmed with the support for our small businesses - thank you for shopping and dining local. Although we are ready to welcome you back, we are moving ahead thoughtfully, doing our part to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions to protect all of us from the spread of COVID-19 in our community. You can feel confident visiting us knowing that our businesses are doing every thing they can to keep you safe.
Face Covering Ordinance
Effective Friday, September 3, 2021: To support the safety of all the community members, including children who are not eligible for vaccination, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) issued Public Health Order 2021-08. The order, approved by Board of Health on September 2, 2021, requires mask wearing in all indoor public spaces for all individuals 2 years and older regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are not required in any outdoor setting. However, individual businesses and organizers may implement requirements in addition to these Orders, including outdoor masking.
(Boulder County’s Transmission Status, including if masks are currently required, is posted on Boulder County Public Health’s status page. If Boulder County is in substantial or high transmission status for five consecutive days, masks are required in public indoor spaces. Once transmission decreases to moderate or low levels for 21 consecutive days, masks will no longer be required in public indoor spaces. However, individuals may still choose to wear them, and businesses may still implement policies requiring them.)
Parking, Curbside Pick Up & Outdoor Dining
The City of Boulder has designated free 10 minute parking at curbside pick-up zones which are identified with signs throughout the district. Please use the Parkmobile app to take advantage of this initiative.
Conveniently park in City of Boulder garages for $1.25 an hour for the first four hours, and $2.50 an hour after that. Parking in City of Boulder garages between 3 pm - 3 am is a $3 flat rate. Please remember that on Saturdays and Sundays, and city designated holidays year-round, parking is free in City of Boulder garages.
Outdoor seating in Downtown Boulder has been extended through April 30, 2022 - enjoy extended patios from your favorite restaurants this fall and winter!
The downtown retail community is back - more mindful than before with upgraded safety precautions and sanitation standards. Retailers are more appreciative than ever for loyal customers, friendly visitors and the community who have supported us through these difficult times, and are now helping get us back open for business! Enjoy shopping in downtown, knowing that our shops are doing everything they can to keep you safe.
Whether you enjoy eating out, a picnic in the park or take-out in front of the TV - downtown restaurants are open to suit your needs. Take advantage of new al fresco dining, and extended patios. If you're staying in, consider ordering take-out or delivery and enjoying downtown's best in the comfort of your own home.
Update: Effective May 16, Boulder County has moved to Level Clear on the county's pandemic dial. This means that indoor dining is open at 100% capacity.
No Paws On The Mall
For the health, safety and wellbeing of animals and humans alike - pets are prohibited on the Pearl Street Mall.
The bricks get incredibly hot in the summer time and can burn pets feet. Additionally, there is no fresh water available and no where for pets to relieve themselves. If you're traveling downtown with dogs - please stay on the East and West End or head to Central Park.
Thank you for keeping your pets safe!
COVID-19 Business Resources
While the last few months have been trying - we've been so incredibly impressed with our businesses resiliency and their ability to adapt to changes on a daily basis. Downtown businesses are encouraged to utilize the Boulder Chamber's COVID-19 Business Resource Page for up-to-date details and information. Boulder County Public Health's website also provides a wealth of resources and news.