The City & County of Denver’s public health and business opening guidelines are aligned with the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home Executive Order and Public Health Order, which is currently in effect through May 26 except where indicated*. (LINK: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home)
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC
Activities should be limited to tasks essential to health and safety, obtaining necessary services or supplies, engaging in outdoor activity, or caring for a family member, vulnerable person or pet in another household. Activities may also include performing work for businesses listed in the order.
What are the rules for wearing a face covering, i.e., shelters?
When a person is inside or obtaining services at a business, Critical Government Function, or Healthcare Operation engaged primarily in providing congregate care, residential health care, or congregate shelter, and the individual is engaged in activities not conducive to wearing a Face Covering, such as eating or sleeping, or the individual is in an area of the facility that is not designed for community gatherings, such as a sleeping area.
What else can employers and business owners voluntarily do to promote our shared recovery?
The city will operate on a complaint-based system and on information gathered during site visits
The public should alert the city to non-compliant business practices by calling 311.
In response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Hancock is establishing a Denver Economic Relief and Recovery Council (ERRC). The ERRC will assist in the relief and recovery of Denver's economy by coordinating public and private efforts to assist businesses, nonprofits, employers and workers affected by public health actions taken to prevent community spread of the virus.
The ERRC will serve as an advisory group and will provide strategic recommendations to the Mayor and the city’s executive leadership on how to mitigate and prevent further negative economic impacts of COVID-19, as well as accelerate recovery and future growth for Denver’s economy, businesses and workers. This work will include:
The City and County of Denver is creating a temporary program to allow restaurants and bars to operate in outdoor settings adjacent to their businesses. The intent of the program is to allow for greater physical distancing and safety for patrons when the state’s public health orders allow restaurants and bars to resume sit-down service. While final rules and regulations are still in development, proposals could include expansion into designated outdoor areas such as adjacent parking lots, streets and sidewalks.
To find the latest information on testing, please visit the link below:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Postcard:
Face Covering Required Signs:
Employee Health Screening Form (PDF)
COVID-19 Disinfectants (PDF)
The city is gradually moving from an emergency response phase into one of relief and recovery. As of Wednesday, May 6, 2020, face coverings are mandatory while inside of or waiting in line to enter any retail or commercial business, or any location or facility offering government of health care services, and waiting for or riding on public transportation.
On May 9, 2020, many businesses will be allowed to re-open with 50% of employees if able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face covering order and other guidelines.
Everyone is urged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We know this is a big ask of our residents and businesses, but it is a necessary step to ensure the health and safety of our community.
To report an issue or for additional questions and assistance, please contact us at:
Within Denver, dial 3-1-1
Outside of Denver, dial 720-913-1311
Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19 provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more.
COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)
If you need medical attention, contact a health care provider.