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Mandatory Citywide Curfew in Effect

A curfew for the City & County of Denver is in effect beginning May 30 at 8 pm, through June 1 at 5 am. The order goes into effect Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 8 pm each night until 5 am the next morning.

About the curfew

  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

The City and County of Denver is working with local, state, and federal partners to provide accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public. Help us spread facts, not fear.

Get COVID-19 information on relief support & resources including medical supplies for organizations, opportunities to donate and volunteer, safety information on the virus, and more!

Learn more about Testing.

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 were 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.

Get information on Recovery Guidance and Planning  |  View Denver's COVID-19 case and outbreak data | Read the Full Press Release | View the Webinar  |  Watch the Press Conference in English & Spanish


Small Business Emergency Relief

A city-wide program that addresses the most immediate needs of the business community. The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, such as the food industry, nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops.

Providing up to a $7,500 in cash grants to our most vulnerable, this program is designed to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff.

Please Note: This temporary relief program is intended to be available for a four (4) month period, subject to change. The program is being rolled out in monthly phases with a deadline to submit applications being the last day of the month from March through June.

This program is for business owners within the City & County of Denver only.

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For questions about this program, email us at


Denver’s Workforce Centers to temporarily close beginning Monday, March 16

Jobseeker Services available online, or 1:1 via email or phone

To protect the health and safety of our community and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, all three Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Monday, March 16 until further notice. This includes the Denver Workforce Center - Westside located at 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver Workforce Center – Montbello, located at 4685 Peoria St. and the Denver Workforce Center located at Denver International Airport.    

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Open For Business

Throughout the year, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) hosts public events focusing on business and workforce development, and promotes programs designed for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. Did you know? Our OED@Commons staff inside the Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St., offers free advisory hours for small businesses -- both walk-ins and by appointment. Call 720.865.2225 before you set out, as our schedule is subject to change. You can also check out all business-building events at The Commons below:

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RFPs and RFQs

DEDO offers a variety of funding opportunities to business, developer and nonprofit partners throughout the community.

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You can now pay online for the following services through the Office of Economic Development:



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101 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Phone: 720-913-1999

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