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 Jan. 4, 2022​


City and State Gathering and Face-Covering Mandates


  • 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 Feb. 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. 
  • 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 January 31, 2022. 
    • 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 venues may submit a variance request to CDPHE if they have disease mitigation measures that will similarly protect individuals from further disease spread. Such requests must be submitted in the form and format as determined by CDPHE. To apply for a variance use this form. The questions on the application are available for download.
  • 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.

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 Jan. 4, 2022​