Stressed at Work

Businesses Near CU Boulder Feel Impact of Public Health Orders

BOULDER, Colo — Michael Foote was looking forward to students returning to Boulder.

Since this summer he’s owned D.P. Dough, a calzone shop on The Hill next to the University of Colorado Boulder campus. College students are his primary customer base.

“I want to say 85%,” Foote said. “They’re a huge asset to our company, and we need them.”

But as COVID-19 cases on campus rise, and new public health orders limit the movements of young people, Foote said it’s hurting his business.

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