City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on July 02, 2021

DENVER – The City and County of Denver today provided the following COVID-19 status update:

Updated Public Health Order

The City and County of Denver yesterday (July 1) announced it has issued a new Public Health Order updating COVID-19 guidelines. The newly adopted requirements will be in effect July 1 through July 31, following the Order issued by the State on June 30. Read more about the updated public health order.

Updated provisions include:

  • Indoor events with more than 2,000 people will no longer require prior approval by Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE). All indoor and outdoor events can now operate at full capacity with no restrictions.
  • Face coverings are no longer required in Denver in any setting for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
  • Per the state Order, face coverings are no longer required for unvaccinated people 12 and older in schools or Colorado Division of Motor Vehicle offices.
  • Face coverings are still required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff, residents, and visitors in jails, homeless shelters, and emergency medical and other healthcare settings.
  • Daily rapid testing or once-weekly PCR testing is encouraged for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff in prisons, jails, homeless shelters, and emergency medical and other healthcare settings.

Separately, a federal requirement for face coverings on public transportation, including public transit networks, airplanes, buses, trains, taxis, Ubers and Lyfts continues, as does a State requirement for face coverings in public-facing court settings.

Delta Variant in Denver

Currently, the City and County of Denver is aware of 10 confirmed cases of the Delta variant. City public health experts continue to monitor and update the public on all cases, including variants, to protect and provide the safest community for Denver residents and visitors.People who are fully vaccinated are highly protected against COVID-19 including the variants.Vaccinations are free and readily available to anyone, with or without insurance.

Upcoming Vaccination Events and Locations

Boys & Girls Club Vaccination Events

The City and County of Denver is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs to offer free vaccines. The following site specific links offer more information and opportunities to sign up:

Disabled American Veterans (DAV):

  • July 15, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 8720 E Colfax Ave, Denver 80220
  • Pfizer
  • No appointment necessary, open to the public
  • You may receive your first dose at this clinic; however, no second dose will be offered. You will need to arrange your second dose with another provider (local pharmacy, etc.)

Barth Hotel:

  • July 9 (first dose) and July 30 (second dose), 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 1514 17thSt Denver (limited paid on-street and garage parking)
  • Pfizer
  • No appointment necessary, open to the public

Interested parties can scan this QR code for a current list of vaccine locations and any scheduled vaccination events: 

Visit denvergov.org/COVID-19 to find additional vaccine locations.

Denver County Current Status:

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, July 2 and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents 12 and older initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received: 459,719 (72.6%)
  • Denver residents 12 and older completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 420,852 (66.5%)

Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day moving average)

  • Friday, June 25: 22.4 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, June 26: 23.9
  • Sunday, June 27: 24.1
  • Monday, June 28: 21.7
  • Tuesday, June 29: 21.6
  • Wednesday, June 30: 18.8
  • Thursday, July 1: 19.5

One-week average positivity rate*

  • Friday, June 25: 1.4
  • Saturday, June 26: 1.4
  • Sunday, June 27: 1.3
  • Monday, June 28: 1.5
  • Tuesday, June 29: 1.4
  • Wednesday, June 30: 1.4
  • Thursday, July 1: 1.5

* The most recent 7 days of testing may be incomplete due to delays in laboratory analysis and reporting.

Hospitalizations

  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 28 (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases:  73,720

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 848

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