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 October 30, 2020
Current gathering mandates are no more than 25 people per room for indoor events and 75 for outdoor events (not including staff) in the City and County of Denver (Safer Level 3). Gathering limits vary by county based on the county's dial level.
For indoor or outdoor events with both seated and unseated portions, the unseated portion capacity is determined utilizing the Social Distance Calculator which requires 12’ of distancing. The seated portion of indoor and outdoor events with reserved seating or where guests remain seated must ensure 6’ of social distancing between non-household members but the calculator is not needed.
Banquets with 50 people or less, or 25% capacity (whichever is less), may follow the restaurant guidance which allows for 10 people per table and 6’ between tables. Guests do not need to be socially distanced at each table.
Detailed guidance for indoor and outdoor events and restaurants is provided below. Please note, indoor events are capped at 25 people per room and outdoor events are capped at 75 people per activity in Denver (not including staff) even if the calculator generates a higher number.
Denver is following the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home strategy, which balances public health safety measures while allowing for opening of the economy. 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 November 10, 2020. Face coverings are required in Denver for those age 3 and older in most indoor and outdoor settings.
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
Small Business, Tourism Worker & Artist Resources
Meetings Mean Business Coalition, Resources and Guidance Factsheet
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 October 30, 2020
Header images credits: Mural by artist Austin Zucchini-Fowler, photo by @vasuskin via Instagram; Bluebird Theater photo by sonj85 via Instagram.