Our Standards are a Mile High

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 June 10, 2021


As of June 1, the City and County of Denver and the state of Colorado have lifted most capacity limits, distancing requirements and mask mandates in most settings. 


  • Indoor events of up to 2,000 people no longer need prior approval from either the city or the state. 
  • Indoor events of greater than 2,000 per room require prior approval from Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE).   
  • Large outdoor events and venues – including Empower Field, Coors Field and Red Rocks – no longer need approval from DDPHE to increase capacity or alter distancing or masking requirements. These venues now have no capacity limits, distancing requirements or other restrictions.



  • Masks continue to be required for people age 3 and older in Denver who are not fully vaccinated in settings such as hospitals, schools, childcare centers, summer camps, jails, prisons and Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle offices.
  • The federal government requires face coverings through Sept. 13, 2021, on all public transportation networks, airplanes, buses, trains, taxis, Ubers and Lyfts.

The Public Health Orders in Denver and Colorado are in effect June 1 through July 1, 2021. See Denver’s Public Health Order. Download Colorado’s Public Health Order.


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





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 &f; wellbeing of guests and colleagues. 

American Hotel Lodging Association:  AHLA Stay Safe
Colorado Hotel Lodging Association (CHLA)
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


Colorado Guidance for Short-Term Rentals



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 Indoor Events
Colorado Guidance for Outdoor Events
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 (check back often!) 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.The following have announced reopening plans:

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



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

Rental Car

Hertz Gold Standard Clean

Chauffeured Transportation Industry

Presidential Worldwide Transportation

Additional Transportation Resources

CDC Road Travel Toolkit for Transportation Partners
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. 


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

Colorado Restaurant Association   


Cherry Creek Shopping Center 
Denver Pavilions 

Colorado Retail Guidance 


Stadiums /Arenas /Music Venues

Currently, our venues are not open due to the current gathering mandates. Our Denver venues are taking proactive steps to protect the safety and well being of our products, people, communities and customers. We'll continue to update this as we get more information.   

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 June 10, 2021


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