City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update - April 1, 2021
Published on April 01, 2021
DENVER – Providing an update on Denver’s progress in COVID-19 vaccinations, community outreach and public health measures, Mayor Michael B. Hancock expressed appreciation for the city’s progress against COVID-19 but asked residents and businesses to remain vigilant. “Every day we are getting closer to preventing another surge of the virus in Denver,” the Mayor said. “Are we there yet? No. We’ve come too far to misstep now.”
Beginning on Friday, April 2, everyone in Colorado ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The city continues to urge every resident who qualifies to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Information on where and how to sign up to receive a vaccine is available on the city’s vaccine website.
Public Health Measures
Despite State public health measures loosening in the coming months, people who live, work and visit Denver should expect Denver’s capacity limits and face covering order to remain in place. Denver will have a phased easement of limitations based on the State’s dial system and once vaccination rates have increased and case rates have reduced. Denver Department of Public Health and Environment is working with regional partners and determining phased approaches to potentially loosening restrictions in May and the months to follow.
Outreach to Residents
“Community and neighborhood access to vaccines has been a priority for the city,” Bob McDonald, Executive Director of Denver Department of Public Health & Environment said. “But we need to do more. Access will continue to be a focus so that we can reach all of Denver’s residents.”
The City and County of Denver supports broad and equitable vaccination access for its residents. Four Denver community vaccination sites remain in operation in communities without adequate access to existing healthcare infrastructure. These community vaccination sites will operate for the next several months, partnering with community networks, nonprofits, churches, City Council members, and trusted neighborhood entities in order to reach more people. Two additional community vaccination sites will be opening in the coming weeks.
Denver’s At-Home Vaccination Team continues to vaccinate residents who are unable to access healthcare or community vaccination sites. Denver residents who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons are encouraged to contact the city’s At-Home Vaccination Team at 720-865-3005 and press Option 4 to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at their home.
Testing for COVID-19 remains essential as spring weather finds more people accessing Denver’s outdoor activities, public sporting events, family gatherings, school athletics and other programs. Free testing resources can be found on the city’s testing website.
Denver continues its public mask mandate and urges compliance with social distancing, hand washing, and other preventive measures.