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 February 22, 2021
Denver's current Level Yellow status:
Unseated events may operate at 50% capacity or 50 people per room, whichever is less and excluding staff, when not using the social distancing space calculator, or up to 100 people with the calculator. Venues larger than 7,200 square feet may use the calculator to expand to no more than 150 people per room. Seated events may operate at 50% capacity or 150 people per room, whichever is less and excluding staff, using 6’ social distancing between non-household contacts, instead of the calculator.
Unseated may operate at 50% capacity or 175 people, per room, using the social distancing space calculator (12’ distance). Seated events may operate at 50% or 175 people, per room, using 6’ social distancing, instead of the calculator.
Denver’s 5 Star Certification Program:
The program allows certified businesses that implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders to expand operational capacity. Business sectors eligible are: General Business, Personal Services, Indoor Events (venues for meetings, receptions, concerts, trade shows and other), Restaurants and Gyms. Currently, approved 5 Star certified businesses are allowed to operate at Level Yellow. Once 70% of Coloradans ages 70+ are vaccinated, approved 5 Star certified businesses will be allowed to operate at Level Blue. Learn more about Denver’s 5 Star Program here.
Face coverings are required in the State of Colorado for those age 11 and older in public, indoor settings. This statewide order is in effect through March 6, 2021. Face coverings are required in Denver for those ages 3 and older in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Detailed guidance for events is provided below.
Colorado Tourism Office
State of Colorado COVID-19 Information
Guidance for schools, workplaces, & communities
Guidance for Colorado ski areas and resorts
Colorado Exposure Notifications
Colorado Vaccination Dashboard
CDC Toolkit for Domestic Travelers
CDC's Efforts/President's Plan for Reopening America
CDC's Travel Guidance
CDC's Info for Businesses and Workplaces
CDC Considerations for Events and Gatherings
CDC/White House Opening Up America Again
CDC Guidance Public Transportation
OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
US Travel Association Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers
CDC Holiday Guidance
Small Business, Tourism Worker & Artist Resources
Meetings Mean Business Coalition: Resources, Guidance Factsheet, and Meet Safe platform
Events Industry Council
PRA Tactical Design Checklist
World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Global Protocols
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 February 22, 2021
Header images credits: Mural by artist Austin Zucchini-Fowler, photo by @vasuskin via Instagram; Bluebird Theater photo by sonj85 via Instagram.