City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on September 17, 2021

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

City and County of Denver Vaccination Mandate Deadline Sept. 30

The deadline for all City and County of Denver employees and private-sector workers in high-risk settings like schools, hospitals, and shelters to be fully vaccinated is Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Personnel who are required to be vaccinated under the public health order should submit proof of vaccine to their employer by that date. The City of Denver is providing weekly status updates of the percent of full-time employees who have completed the proof of vaccine process. 

For anyone who has not yet been vaccinated, all three COVID-19 vaccines are readily available and free to all Denver residents. No insurance or identification are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available here, or you can text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines. 

Businesses that do not comply with Denver’s vaccine requirement, could be subject to enforcement actions. For more information, employers can visit the online toolkit

Vaccine Breakthrough Dashboard

CDPHE has a new Vaccine Breakthrough Dashboard available on its website to track the potential loss of effectiveness of current vaccines. The most recent data on the dashboard shows that fully vaccinated Coloradans are 3.5 times less likely to test positive for COVID-19 (as of Aug. 22), 4.8 times less likely to be hospitalized (as of Aug 15) and 5.8 times less likely to die from COVID-19 (through July 2021) when compared with people who were not fully vaccinated. The City and County of Denver is working on a Denver-specific breakthrough dashboard, which will be available soon.

Testing Locations 

As COVID-19 cases continue increasing and the Delta variant spreads, it’s important for anyone who has been exposed to the virus or is experiencing symptoms to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Pending results, residents should stay away from others and follow the advice of health care providers or public health professionals.

All residents have access to free community testing locations throughout the city and testing is readily available.

Vaccination Events 

The Church Vaccine Event
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
1160 Lincoln St. Denver, 80203
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Vaccine: Moderna, Johnson and Johnson
1st and 2nd doses

Lone Peak Dental Group, Kid’s Dental
Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
7901 E Colfax Ave, Denver, 80220
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vaccine: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, 80205
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Vaccine: Pfizer
1st and 2nd doses

Interested parties can visit this page vaccination events and information -


Denver County Current Status:   

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, Sept. 17 and are subject to change. 

Denver residents 12 and older initiating vaccination – 1st dose received: 80.8 (%) 

Denver residents 12 and older completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 74.5 (%) 

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

  • Friday, Sept. 10: 146.3 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population 
  • Saturday, Sept. 11: 151.4
  • Sunday, Sept. 12: 145.4
  • Monday, Sept. 13: 152.1
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14: 170.1
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15: 170.1
  • Thursday, Aug. Sept. 16: 150.3

One-week average positivity rate* 

  • Friday, Sept. 10: 3.2% 
  • Saturday, Sept. 11: 3.2% 
  • Sunday, Sept. 12: 3.1% 
  • Monday, Sept. 13: 3.2% 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14: 3.2% 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15 3.4% 
  • Thursday, Sept. 16: 3.5%  

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


  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 89 (7-day average) 

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 83,148

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 881 



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