In support of the recommendation by the Boulder County Emergency Manager and the Boulder County Public Health Director, the chair of the Board of County Commissioners today declared a formal local disaster emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The purpose of declaring a local disaster is to increase our ability to respond to and address the health and welfare needs in our community,” said Boulder Office of Emergency Management Director Mike Chard.
“As the number of people contracting the virus has increased — throughout the country, the State of Colorado, and now, locally — the disruptions to Boulder County are wider and deeper than two weeks ago,” added Chard. “As a result, we are putting in place all possible structural response capabilities to help mitigate the growing impacts on our community.”
Here is the official declaration.