Today’s Election: Taking Precautionary StepsUniversity Communications Nov 3, 2020
To prepare for potential social unrest following today’s election, many downtown Denver businesses have chosen to board their windows with plywood. This includes retail shops along the 16th Street Mall. Out of an abundance of caution, CU Denver will board up the first-floor windows of our buildings on the city side of Speer Boulevard—Business School, CU Denver Building, and Lawrence Street Center. The Denver Police Department advised this decision.
Last week, the city of Denver distributed flyers urging business owners to take preventative measures and call 911 if they witness anyone damaging property in the days after the election. The flyers were a proactive step to prepare the community for any destructive activity. The city also announced the activation of its emergency operations center and public safety command post.
We are proactively monitoring activity around the election, and we will take the appropriate steps as needed to keep our community safe. As a reminder, the three CU Denver buildings on the downtown side of Speer—Business School, CU Denver Building, and Lawrence Street Center—will be badge-access only this week in preparation for possible increased activity in the area. Please continue to visibly wear your ID badge and have it available upon check-in at health stations if you are coming to campus.
See last week’s joint message from Chancellor Marks and governance leaders about peaceful assembly, campus safety, and other resources and information as we move through the election period and the next few weeks.
Senior Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance, CFO
Director of Emergency Management
University Police Department