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

Resource Guide Update 10.28


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.

COVID County Dial 
Social Distancing Calculator
Colorado Guidance for Indoor Events
Colorado Guidance for Outdoor Events
Colorado Guidance for Restaurants and Food Services

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.


Denver International Airport (DEN)

In an effort to ensure that passengers feel comfortable traveling and workers are safe, DEN continues to implement enhancements to our facility and our cleaning procedures. DEN is actively monitoring and assessing the potential impacts of the coronavirus and working closely with partners and airlines to reduce the risk to passengers. 

Denver International Airport has launched a new pilot program called Verifly. This program allows health-conscious travelers to move safely through security and to their gate with more reliability and reduced contact. This is a big step in creating a more touchless journey through the airport while enhancing the travelers experience. Check out VeriFLY.

Denver International Airport
RTD's Airport Service Guide 


Colorado Convention Center

Currently, the Colorado Convention Center houses an Alternative Care Facility on the exhibit floor level only. As of now, there are no patients in the building and the ACF exists as a precaution. All other levels are open for meetings that fall within the current mandate of 25 people per room with social distancing. ASM Global and CenterPlate/Sodexo are coordinating to manage the impact of COVID-19 and to protect employees, clients, and consumers.  

Colorado Convention Center
ASM Global Environmental Hygiene Program
CenterPlate/Sodexo Best Practices

International Association of Venue Managers 
International Association of Exhibitions & Events 




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
Colorado Hotel Lodging Association (CHLA)
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Hilton's CleanStay with Lysol protection
Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
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 and Colorado restaurants are open for dine-in service, 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

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.