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Boulder County 5 Star Certification Program


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has approved the Boulder County Administrative Committee’s application for the state’s Five Star variance program.
The Colorado 5 Star Certification Program is designed to allow certified businesses (inspected and compliant with the program’s criteria) to operate one level below the county’s current state COVID dial level if the county meets four specific benchmarks of COVID-19 impact in the county.
  • For a business to qualify for the program, it must demonstrate that it has implemented all the required public health measures to help protect customers and staff from contracting COVID-19 and be inspected by the 5 Star program staff. Currently, Boulder County metrics are in Orange on the state dial, which will allow 5 star certified and inspected businesses to operate at the capacity levels set under level Yellow, once the program is operational next week.
The Boulder County 5 Star Administrative Committee applied for the program January 20, with support from Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Commissioners, hospitals across the County, and law enforcement. According to the Boulder County 5 Star Administrative Committee, business applications for the program will likely open by Friday, February 5th, with inspections beginning the week of February 8th.
Information on how to prepare for the application and how to apply will be posted on Boulder County’s 5 Star Certification Program website – – starting February 2nd. This website is available in English and Spanish, and will provide instructional videos, sample inspection checklists (including the general inspection and HVAC checklists), and sign resources for businesses interested in applying for the 5 Star program. This website will also be the location for the application when it goes live by February 5th. There will also be a technical assistance webinar for businesses to learn about the process and ask questions on February 5th at 11am –
For more information regarding the program, please visit:
All questions and comments concerning Boulder County’s 5 Star Certification Program can be sent to