The closings will "give city employees time to grieve and honor victims of the tragic shooting last week."
The City of Boulder has announced that it will be closing its buildings and facilities on Tuesday, March 30, to give city employees time to mourn the 10 lives lost in the recent grocery store shooting.
"Our entire community is reeling from this tragedy, including our employees," said Interim City Manager Chris Meschuk. "Ten lives were lost last week, including a beloved colleague and a city advisory board volunteer, and our staff need space and time to reflect, grieve and process an incredibly challenging week."
The statement reads that all employees will have the day off, with the exception being those in "essential roles," like those in "life safety positions." Employees who do work on Tuesday will receive eight hours of vacation leave to use at a later date.
All public meetings and city-sponsored events are also canceled on Tuesday.