Skip to Main Content

Visit Safe

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. 

Visita segura

Face Covering Ordinance

Effective beginning Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5pm MT:  Facial coverings are not required in Boulder County. However, individual businesses and/or event organizers may implement their own policy requiring masks for individuals in their space/at their events.  Please be advised that all existing state and federal mask requirements remain in place.

Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) continues to strongly recommend individuals 2+ wear an N95, KN95, KF94 or equivalent medical-grade mask over your nose and mouth while indoors and consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings while the county remains at a level of substantial or high transmission.

Visit BCPH's Website for Additional Information

BCPH Safety and Masking Recommendations (English, Spanish)

The CDC recommends that individuals stay up to date with vaccines(Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.)



Parking and Outdoor Dining

On-street, short-term parking (15 minutes or less) is FREE by choosing the appropriate option at a parking pay station or on the ParkMobile App. (Note: the 15 minute free parking applies to one vehicle once per day.). Download the app and create an account with ParkMobile.

Conveniently park in City of Boulder garages - under 15 minutes - no charge; $1.25/hour and a $15 flat rate after 6 hours; Monday - Friday, $3 flat rate when entering and exiting garages between 3 p.m. - 3 a.m.  Saturdays, Sundays and City Holidays are FREE!  You must take a ticket for the garage gates to open/close even on Saturdays and Sundays.

Outdoor seating in Downtown Boulder has been extended through August 31, 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. 

Visit Shopping


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. 

Visit Dining


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.


We've been called
the Happiest Place
in the United States