Business owners in Boulder County worry that university outbreak could spell financial trouble

BOULDER, Colo. — As COVID-19 numbers continue to spike in Boulder County, data show that an overwhelming number of cases involve students at the University of Colorado Boulder. On Sunday, of the 202 new cases in the county, 174 of the cases involved students or faculty.

This week, 14 students at CU Boulder face suspension for violating COVID-19 protocol at the school. The school is also moving all classes online to slow the spread.

“I think it is important for college students to understand that just because you want to have fun doesn’t mean you should put the entire county at risk,” said CU Boulder student Elizabeth Mather. At the beginning of the year, she says, “was kind of just an explosion of people getting to see their friends again and having parties.”

Now the surrounding community is facing potential consequences.

“Once I heard about the spike, I started wondering

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