Headlines October 8, 2020
In-Person Teaching to Resume at CU Boulder
CU Boulder announced yesterday it would resume in person classes next Wednesday October 14th. The announcement came on the same day that Boulder County Public Health announced two new public health orders targeted at college-aged people.
One order announced Wednesday is regarding gathering sizes for young adults aged 18 to 22 and the other for collegiate group homes.
The first order outlines four levels for gatherings among 18-22-year-old individuals in the City of Boulder, ranging from no gatherings at all, to gatherings of six individuals for a private gathering or attendance at regulated events. The rules do not apply to in person learning in schools and colleges.
The second public health order says that collegiate group homes, fraternities and sororities can be released from the stay at home order after October 12 if they submit a plan for isolation, disinfection and infection prevention. That plan must then be approved by Boulder County Public Health.
CSU Battles Spike in Coronavirus Cases
Colorado State University in Fort Collins is now dealing with a campus-wide outbreak of the coronavirus with 375 cases confirmed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said last week that 33 cases at CSU were linked to six fraternities and sororities.
Statewide there are 23 outbreaks of the coronavirus connected to colleges including Colorado College in Colorado Springs and Regis University in Denver.
Longmont Considers Short-Term RV Camp at Boulder County Fairgrounds
The City of Longmont is considering creating short-term RV living option at Boulder County Fairgrounds for people struggling to find housing.
City council began discussing the proposal at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Longmont Leader reports that the proposal would give RV users three to six months to find a more permanent housing solution in advance of passage for a proposed ordinance that would ban RVs and other sleeper vehicles from parking long-term on Longmont streets.
If Boulder County agrees to allow a portion of the fairgrounds to be used as a safe lot, people availing of the site must agree to work with Homeless Solutions for Boulder County to find more permanent housing.
The ordinance would also ban RVs and motorhomes from parking on city streets, alleys or on other public rights of way.