It's been a long few lonely months, but we're thrilled to say we're back, Boulder! Businesses are now 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. Please remember that face coverings are required at all times while visiting downtown Boulder, and traveling through Boulder County.
Face Covering Ordinance
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. With the indefinite extension of the Boulder County Public Health face covering order, residents and visitors should bring face coverings when coming downtown. It is important to be wearing face coverings indoors at all times, as well as outdoors when passing others and anytime it is not possible to keep a safe 6-foot distance from anyone not residing in the same household. It's completely acceptable to lower them for comfort, but have them ready to cover mouth and nose when encountering other visitors on the Pearl Street Mall and throughout the downtown area. (Update: Executive Order D 2020 138 is a mandatory statewide mask order that goes into effect at midnight on September 11, 2020, and will be in effect for 30 days. It may be extended. State guidance for wearing masks.)
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 October 31 - enjoy extended patios from your favorite restaurants this fall!
The downtown retail community is back - more mindful than before with upgraded safety precautions and sanitation standards. Facial covering are required while visiting retailers. Please observe capacity guidelines at each individual establishment. 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. Remember facial coverings are required anytime you are not seated at a table. If you're staying in, consider ordering take-out or delivery and enjoying downtown's best in the comfort of your own home.
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.