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VISIT DENVER is continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and is following the lead of local, state and national health and travel authorities. The safety and well being of our community, partners and visitors is our number one priority. We are fully engaged with local and state officials to coordinate a safe return for visitors and meetings.  Our hospitality community is working together to implement enhanced procedures to safely welcome you back with our Mile High Standards.  

Last reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

CITY AND STATE GATHERING,FACE-COVERING AND VACCINE REQUIREMENTS
  

Capacities

  • There are no capacity limits in Denver for indoor or outdoor events, offices, retail businesses, restaurants, gyms, recreation centers, personal services or bars.

 

Mask Requirements 

  • Denver and surrounding metro counties have indoor, public mask orders in effect beginning Wednesday, November 24, 2021 for people ages 2 and older. Denver’s mask order is in effect through January 3, 2022. The full public health order can be found here and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.
  • If a facility can verify that at least 95% of people within the facility (including employees, invitees, attendees, patrons, customers, and any other person entering the facility) have been fully vaccinated, then masks are not required. To be considered a fully vaccinated facility, the owner, operator or manager of the facility must notify the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) of the name of the facility, address of the facility, type of facility (office building, gym, etc.), contact information of the person at the facility responsible for verifying the vaccination status of persons within the facility, and the date the facility began collecting vaccination status.
  • In Colorado, face coverings are required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated patients, residents, and visitors, and medical-grade face masks are required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff in homeless shelters, prisons, jails, community corrections programs and emergency medical and other healthcare settings for those age 12 and up. 
  • In Colorado, face coverings are required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated patients, residents, and visitors, and medical-grade face masks are required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff in homeless shelters, prisons, jails, community corrections programs and emergency medical and other healthcare settings for those age 12 and up. 
  • Separately, a federal requirement for face coverings on public transportation, including public transit networks, airplanes, buses, trains, taxis, Ubers and Lyfts continues.

 

Vaccine Requirements

  • The City and County of Denver, plus the counties of Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson are subject to a State of Colorado public health order requiring proof of vaccination for indoor, unseated events of 500+ people, effective November 19, 2021 through December 31, 2021.  
    • Event venues that have proof of vaccine requirements or testing programs in place may continue to have a verified negative COVID-19 test as an option until December 1.
    • No later than December 1, all public, unseated indoor events of 500 or more individuals shall require proof of being fully vaccinated to be admitted into the indoor event.
    • These requirements apply to individuals 12 years of age or older.
    • Indoor event guidance from the State is available here including variance request forms and an FAQ
    • The full public health order can be found here
  • Additionally, some Denver restaurants, events and venues are requiring proof of vaccination in order to dine in or attend an event. 
  • Please check with the business directly and make sure you travel to Denver with authorized proof of vaccination.

 

See the most current Public Health Order in Denver.

See the most current Public Health Order in Colorado.

 

Colorado Convention Center

The Colorado Convention Center is no longer housing an Alternative Care Facility on the exhibit level. Exhibit Hall Levels will be open beginning April 1, 2021 and our full facility is available for meetings. ASM Global and CenterPlate/Sodexo continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 and have clean and safe protocols in place to protect employees, clients, and consumers.

Colorado Convention Center
ASM Global Environmental Hygiene Program


CenterPlate/Sodexo Best Practices
Rise with Sodexo/Convention Centers


International Association of Venue Managers 
International Association of Exhibitions & Events 
Freeman Exhibitor COVID Resource

 

 

 

Accommodations

The Denver hotel community will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, remain vigilant and follow recommended procedures and protocols from various health organizations, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, other local authorities, and industry-wide hotel cleaning standards through “Safe Stay” initiatives – in an effort to ensure the continued safety & wellbeing of guests and colleagues. 
 

American Hotel Lodging Association:  AHLA Stay Safe
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Hilton's CleanStay with Lysol protection
Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment 
Together by Hyatt: Reimagining Events 
IHG Clean Promise
Marriott Commitment to Clean
Marriott Commitment to Clean - Hotels Spaces
Omni Safe & Clean Initiative 
Radisson Hotels Health & Safety
Warwick Cares Program
Wyndham Count On Us Health and Safety Protocols

Homeshare

Colorado Guidance for Short-Term Rentals
Airbnb

VRBO 

Audio/Visual

Meet Safe by PSAV
JSAV Stay Safe Stay Connected

 

Special Event Venues

Our Special Event Venues are collaborating with vendors across the city in an effort to safely welcome you back to their venues by practicing and following recommended procedures and protocols from various health organizations and industry partners. 

Colorado Guidance for Temporary Outdoor Structures for Restaurants and Events 
Colorado Event Alliance 
Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide 

 

 

Attractions & Cultural Institutions

From downtown amusement parks to fascinating museums, Denver’s attractions deliver unique and unforgettable experiences. Below is a list of how our cultural facilities and attractions are ensuring a safe and healthy visit. And many of Denver’s attractions and cultural facilities are offering a wide array of online and virtual experiences.

Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Zoo
History Colorado

 

Transportation

No matter how you get around The Mile High City, you can trust that transportation partners are taking extra precautions for a clean and safe journey.

Public Transportation

Regional Transportation District (RTD) 


Ride Share

Lyft's Health Safety Program
Uber 


Rental Car

Hertz Gold Standard Clean


Chauffeured Transportation Industry

Presidential Worldwide Transportation


Additional Transportation Resources

PRA Transportation Safety Considerations
Arrow Stage Lines Ready-to-Ride

 

 

Restaurants & Retail

Restaurants and retailers are committed to providing a memorable experience while ensuring staff and customer health. Denver restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining plus carryout, curbside, or delivery service. 

Restaurants 

Colorado Guidance for Restaurants and Food Service
Colorado Guidance for Temporary Outdoor Structures for Restaurants and Events 
National Restaurant Association

Colorado Restaurant Association   


Retail 

Cherry Creek Shopping Center 
Denver Pavilions 

Colorado Retail Guidance 

 

Stadiums /Arenas /Music Venues

Our Denver venues are taking proactive steps to protect the safety and well being of our products, people, communities and customers. 

Empower Field
Ball Arena

Dicks Sporting Goods Park  

Red Rocks Amphitheatre


Aramark Sports & Entertainment Venue Opening Plan
Rise with Sodexo/Sports & Leisure

We strive to post the most current and accurate information here, but changes do occur. Please check directly with individual businesses and organizations to confirm their most up-to-date guidelines.

 

Last reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

 

Header images credits: Mural by artist Austin Zucchini-Fowler​, photo by @vasuskin via Instagram; Bluebird Theater photo by sonj85 via Instagram.