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Twitter reaction to Boulder’s Stay-at-Home order

Some wondering why the Buffs “can’t have nice things”

Folsom Field, Colorado Buffaloes, football, Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

There was a setback of sorts for the University of Colorado’s and their efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic this week. The City of Boulder issued an age-restricted Stay-at-Home order on Sept. 24 for college students 18-22 to curb recent spikes of the virus.

This meant CU Football practices came to a grinding halt as well.

According to the ordinance students “may not participate in any gatherings of any size, whether indoors, outdoors, on or off campus, or with individuals of any age.”

The order was passed down days after CU’s director of football operations, Bryan McGinnis. was cited for health violations for not obtaining a large group permit when he led 108 players and staff to hike Mount Sanitas together, many not wearing masks or follow social distancing guidelines.

All the opinion about McGinnis’ failure to comply with safety regulations, along with Boulder’s order were expressed on Twitter over the past week. Here are just a few of them.

Boulder County reported 96 new cases of Coronavirus on Friday. For a total just over 4,300 cases and 79 deaths in the flatiron’s region alone. Colorado continues to see a rise with an eighth-straight day reporting over 500 new cases of the virus. A total of 709 case was reported on Friday, the fifth-highest day since the pandemic started and the highest recorded since July 28.