The University of Colorado Boulder will lift its mask mandate next week, citing “several encouraging trends with regard to COVID-19 transmission.”
Boulder County lifted its mask mandate on Feb. 18, but CU Boulder decided to keep its mandate in place until it saw decreased COVID spread and significant compliance with its booster requirement.
In a letter published today, the university said campus will become mask optional starting 6 a.m. March 7.
“In recent weeks, we have witnessed several encouraging trends with regard to COVID-19 transmission,” the letter stated. “These include a rapid decline in transmission on our campus, in Boulder County and across the state, as well as a significant decrease in COVID19-related hospitalizations.