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.  


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
RTD's Airport Service Guide 


Colorado Convention Center

Currently, the Colorado Convention Center is closed and being used as an Alternative Care Facility. 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 



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)
Meet Safe by PSAV
JSAV Stay Safe Stay Connected

Hilton's CleanStay with Lysol protection
Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
Marriott Global Cleanliness Council 
Marriott's "Commitment To Clean" video
IHG Hotels
Omni Hotels
Warwick Hotels 


Colorado Guidance for Short-Term Rentals



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 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 Botanic Gardens



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) 
CDC Decision Tool for Mass Transit

Ride Share

Lyft's Health Safety Program

Rental Car

Hertz Gold Standard Clean

Chauffeured Transportation Industry

Presidential Worldwide Transportation
National Limousine Association (NLA) 

Additional Transportation Resources

PRA Transportation Safety Considerations



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 and you can also easily find restaurants offering carryout, curbside or delivery service through


Colorado Guidance for Restaurants and Food Service
National Restaurant Association

Colorado Restaurant Association   
CDC's Decision Tool for Restaurants and Bars


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.   

Aramark Sports & Entertainment Venue Opening Plan


Local Mandates and Additional Resources

Beginning May 9, Denver began following the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home strategy, which balances public health safety measures while allowing for opening of the economy. Until further notice, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment are requiring people in certain public settings to wear a face covering.  Gatherings in both public and private spaces of more than 10 people are prohibited in Denver and in many jurisdictions across Colorado while the Safer at Home strategy is in effect. 


City and County of Denver
Denver Guidance for Businesses


State of Colorado
Guidance for schools, workplaces, & communities


CDC's Efforts/President's Plan for Reopening America  
CDC's Travel Guidance
CDC's Info for Businesses and Workplaces
CDC's Decision Tool for Reopening Workplaces
US Travel Association “Travel in the New Normal” 


Small Business, Tourism Worker & Artist Resources
Tips and Resources for Meetings Business
Events Industry Council 
PRA Tactical Design Checklist 


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.


Updated May 28, 2020


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