Boulder County bans gatherings of 18 to 22-year-olds citing university students spreading COVID-19

Boulder County announced a new public health order Thursday barring all college-aged individuals from gathering for at least two weeks.

The order bars all indoor and outdoor gatherings for people in the 18 to 22 age group and cites University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) students as causing a surge in COVID-19 infection.

The order said the county has seen 1,392 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases among CU Boulder students in the age group since classes began August 24.

That represents “78% of Boulder County’s COVID-19 cases for this time period,” the order stated.
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