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.
It looks like hasty legal swiss cheese - Order from Boulder County, but only prohibits gatherings w/in the *city* not county. Applies to 18-22 unless you are a high school student. What if you are a Naropa student? A homeless 19 year old? I'm all for action, but smh here. pic.twitter.com/Byy54MtuJL— Diana L. (@desundial) September 24, 2020
So the City of Boulder basically grounded most 18-22 year olds in the city. https://t.co/nvUzF8gdl2— Rick Boyett (@RickBoyett) September 25, 2020
Stay at home for 18-24yos in boulder means my neighborhood is close to being an open air hotbox right now and the dub step is popping.— Wagma (@wagmamommandi) September 25, 2020
Sometimes I don’t miss college .
Somebody please explain logic to me:— Mark Kiszla (@markkiszla) September 24, 2020
CU home to largest COVID outbreak since start of pandemic. Boulder county issues new stay-at-home order to residences near campus, including frat and sorority houses.
And Buffs leadership might well vote to play football in fall afterall?
Does anyone else feel like colleges like @CU are in some kind of alternate universe? How do you possibly make this kind of announcement on the same day the city of Boulder is saying all 18-22 year olds need to stay home because of a massive spike at your school? Seems sick https://t.co/4uErzfHui2— Paul Albani-Burgio (@albaniburgiop) September 25, 2020
Telling a frat house to stay at home is just an invitation to through a big party. Can Boulder police stop members from entering the house for business/meetings?— FritesenMayo (@Fritesenmayo) September 24, 2020
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.