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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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In support of the Governor’s emergency declaration and state-wide efforts to ensure that public health resources and authority are aligned, Mayor Hancock is expanding efforts already underway to protect residents in our community from COVID-19.

This includes the postponement of optional city government-sponsored public meetings and to determine where online services might be preferable to in-person service.

Please check back here for updated information on various cancellations and postponements.

Closures, Cancellations & Postponements

City Facilities CLOSED Until Further Notice

These vacilities are closed until further notice:

In anticipation of potential public gatherings at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Easter weekend, Denver Parks & Recreation has decided to close the park beginning 6 p.m. Friday, April 10 until 8 a.m. Monday, April 13 due to the threat of spread of COVID-19. Other mountain and urban parks remain open for outdoor activities such as walking and jogging, provided individuals adhere to social distancing guidelines (6+ feet).

Please visit each venue's website for specific updates to future events and/or performances.


All Denver Public Library locations and book drops are closed until further notice. Find library resources that are available remotely for free seven days a week at

All Denver Recreation Centers are closed until further notice. All centers that are meal sites will continue to serve program participants during regularly scheduled hours (Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm). More information about meal sites available in Denver is at

Most city buildings are closed to the public until further notice and many city services are available online
Some buildings, including the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, are open for limited hours and services. Services at the Wellington E. Webb building that are availble in-person include:
  • Approved building plan pick-up and resubmittals
  • Community Planning and Development cashier (limited hours)

City departments, agencies, or programs that are closed until further notice include:

Cancellations and Postponements


  • Opera Colorado's Tosca
    May 2, 5, 8 & 10
  • Dearly Disillusioned Poetry Reading
    McNichols Building
    March 14, 2020 · 1:00PM
  • CHSAA Basketball Tournament (remainder of the event)
    Denver Coliseum
    Refunds are available at point-of-purchase. More information can be found here:
  • All remaining Local Set events at Red Rocks
    March 14, March 21 and April 3
    Red Rocks Visitor Center
    Tickets purchased via AXS online or by phone will be automatically refunded to the credit card used to purchase within 30 business days. Otherwise, refunds are available at the original point of purchase.
  • The Easter Sunrise Service
    April 12, 2020
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    More information can be found at the Colorado Council of Churches’ website:
    In anticipation of potential public gatherings at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Easter weekend, Denver Parks & Recreation has decided to close the park beginning 6 p.m. Friday, April 10 until 8 a.m. Monday, April 13 due to the threat of spread of COVID-19. Other mountain and urban parks remain open for outdoor activities such as walking and jogging, provided individuals adhere to social distancing guidelines (6+ feet).


  • Imagine 2020 Speakers Series: Sensory-friendly and Relaxed Environments
  • McNichols Building
    144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202
    March 13th, 8:30 am
  • Re/Visioned
    Access Gallery 
    909 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204
    March 13th, 3:00 pm
  • Dearly Illusioned Writing Workshop
    McNichols Building
    144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202
    March 14th, 3:00 pm
  • Motown and More at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    03/13/2020 7:30PM – 03/14/2020 2:00PM & 7:30PM
    The three performances of Motown and More at Ellie Caulkins Opera House on March 13th and 14th have been postponed. Ticketholders, please hold onto your tickets; there is nothing you need to do and they will still be valid for the rescheduled date. As soon as there is a new date, it will be updated on and
  • Music Moves: Yoga with Musicians from the Colorado Symphony
    03/17/2020 · 6:30 PM
    McNichols Building
  • Mile High Beer Fest
    03/21/2020 · 1:00 PM
    McNichols Building
    New date to be announced soon! Please visit for more information.
  • Denver Grilled Cheese Fest
    04/04/2020 · 12:00 PM
    McNichols Building

AEG Press Release for Rescheduled Shows as of March 19, 2020 (PDF)


The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses office is currently closed to the public. Excise and Licenses are requesting all license applications not available online to be submitted via email during this health crisis.
Learn more about submitting an application via email. 

Please note: In-person licensing inspections and compliance inspections are still occurring but all other services have transitioned to remote operations.

For any questions, please email or call 311.

Colorado Symphony - Remaining 2019/2020 Season Through May 11, 2020

The following events have been postponed with rescheduled dates and more information to be announced at a later date. We are evaluating cancellations on a case by case basis at this time and all events from March 13, 2020, to May 11, 2020, is in progress for rescheduling. 

  • March 13-14:  The Music of Queen with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED
  • March 15:  Carnival of the Animals - POSTPONED
  • March 16:  Avon Elementary in-school educational program with Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED
  • March 17: Music Moves: Yoga with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED
  • March 18: Beethoven and Brews at the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery - POSTPONED
  • March 20-22: Marin Alsop Conducts - POSTPONED
  • March 27: Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration - POSTPONED
  • March 28-29: Disney’s Fantasia In Concert - POSTPONED
  • April 3-5: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 - POSTPONED
  • April 13-14: Petite Musique - POSTPONED
  • April 15: Open Rehearsal – CANCELLED
  • April 17: Teacher Appreciation Night - CANCELLED
  • April 17-19 Holst The Planets - POSTPONED
  • April 23: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED
  • April 25: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with members of the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED
  • April 26: DYAO: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - POSTPONED
  • April 27-28: Petite Musique - POSTPONED
  • May 1-3: Mahler Symphony No. 9 - POSTPONED
  • May 6: Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co. - POSTPONED
  • May 7: Open Rehearsal - CANCELLED
  • May 8-10: Beethoven Violin Concerto - POSTPONED

The following options are available for ticketholders for postponed events:

  • Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value to keep your Colorado Symphony strong during this difficult time. 
  • Exchange your ticket(s) from the above performance(s) into future events through December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation. 
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for on account credit, which can be used for events through December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation. 
  • We are working diligently to reschedule postponed performances and will communicate cancellations to ticketholders via email and notification on our COVID-19 web page on  

Tickets for postponed events, March 13, 2020, through May 11, 2020, will be honored for rescheduled dates, to be announced. Unused tickets for rescheduled events will automatically become on-account credit, which may be used for future Colorado Symphony Boettcher Concert Hall performances through December 31, 2020. Unclaimed credit at that time will become an automatic tax-deductible donation. All requests for ticket donations or exchanges for postponed March 13 through May 11, 2020 events must be received by December 31, 2020. Ticket purchase fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing. 

For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at The Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.

Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. If your event is not within the next 72 hours, we ask that you consider contacting us closer to your event date to mitigate call volume. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the City of Denver has mandated that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts cancel or postpone all events through May 11. We are optimistic that some events may be rescheduled to a later date. The following events are currently impacted:

  • The SpongeBob Musical.............. Canceled
  • Mean Girls................................... Canceled
  • Improvised Shakespeare.............. Canceled
  • Winter Education classes............ Canceled
  • Women with Hattitude............... Canceled
  • Spring Education classes.............. Canceled
  • Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top... Postponed
  • Until the Flood............................. Canceled
  • Choir Boy...................................... Canceled
  • Seawell Ballroom events............. Please check with the event organizer

Guests who were scheduled for canceled events will be automatically issued a credit to their account. Individuals who wish to donate the value of their event or prefer a refund will receive that option by email. 

Those with tickets to postponed or undecided events will be given the option to keep their tickets for a future date OR receive a credit, refund or to donate the value of their ticket.

If patrons have tickets to an upcoming performance that is not listed here, decisions about that event have not been made. Patrons will be updated individually by email and updates will be made online at

For press inquiries, please contact Suzanne Yoe, Director of Communications, at 303-446-4886 or

In-Person Requirements Temporarily Suspended for Marriage Licenses

In accordance with Governor Polis’ Executive Order D-2020-014, the Denver Clerk and Recorder is temporarily issuing marriage licenses through application by mail and using our dropbox until April 25, 2020, unless Executive Order D-2020-014 is extended further. 

Read detailed instructions on how to apply for a marriage license via mail/dropbox.

Suspended (Until further notice)

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder has temporarily suspended in-person services due to health and safety concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

  • New marriage licenses, which require an in-person oath, are not available during this suspension
  • Many of the office’s other services are still available through other means, such as U.S. mail, email, or the dropbox located near the Court Street entrance of the Webb Building

Visit the Clerk and Recorder’s page regarding the suspension of in-person services for more information on doing business with our office during this time. 

To protect the health and well-being of our community and to support social distancing guidelines, Community Planning and Development has temporarily closed its in-person services, including the permit counter. However, staff are still reviewing and issuing permits for projects submitted electronically and are continuing to perform building and zoning inspections at jobsites.

It’s easier than ever to do all your essential permitting, contractor licensing, and inspections services online:

Instructions for using online permitting services »

Schedule inspections online »

Apply for and renew contractor licenses » 

Public meetings for ongoing neighborhood plans and other projects

Visit CPD’s cancellations webpage


  • All Adoptions and Vaccination clinics


  • Saturday/Sunday vaccination clinics - through March 22.
    Please check the website for future clinic dates and cancellations.
  • Rescue Runway
    April 2nd
    Will be rescheduled to a future date


  • Audit Committee Meeting
    March, 19th


  • April Board Meeting - While the Board will still accept requests and complaints during this time, understand that resolving these requests may take additional time. The Board will evaluate conditions going forward, for May and onward.

City Council Main Office

WEEK OF APRIL 6 — There will be no City Council General Public Comment Session or public hearings this week. In addition, all committee meetings have been canceled. 

WEEK OF MARCH 30 — There will be no City Council General Public Comment Session or public hearings this week. In addition, all committee meetings have been canceled. 

District 1

Councilwoman Sandoval will be canceling her upcoming Community Office Hours: 

Friday, March 20th 
The Noshery, 4994 Lowell Blvd
10:00 am- 1:00 pm

District 3


  • Housing Navigation Community Hours
    Saturday, March 14th
    Saturday, March 21st
    Saturday, March 28th

District 4


  • Redevelopment of Former Kmart Site Community Meeting – March 18
  • Dartmouth Bike Lane Follow Up – March 25

District 6

Councilman Paul Kashmann's office hours at Pete's Cafe every Thurs. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. are canceled until further notice.

District 8


  • 303 ArtWay Steering Committee: North Park Hill Community Meeting
    Wednesday, March 18th
    6:00 pm - 7:30pm
  • 303 ArtWay Steering Committee: North Park Hill Community Meeting
    Saturday, March 21st
    11:30 am - 1:00pm

District 11

District 11 office hours for March have been canceled.

One of Denver Community Media’s highest priorities continues to be the health and well-being of our members and staff. As we navigate the evolving impact of the Coronavirus disease on our community, we have made the following adjustments to our operations.

Training Classes

  • Orientation for New Producers: Transitioning to an online class.
  • Field Equipment Certification: Transitioning to an online class.  

The online sessions will provide our members with the same level training and teaching as the in-person classes while at the same time ensuring we do our part to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in our local communities.

  • Editing Certification: Suspended until further notice
  • Video Editing Lab: Suspended until further notice

Equipment Rental

DCM will continue to rent equipment to certified members. Walk-up service is not allowed. All equipment must be scheduled and arranged through the DCM member website. We will be taking extra precautions to sanitize surfaces to help minimize the risk of transmission of the virus.

Program Submissions

DCM will continue to accept content submissions and encourages you to submit your programs. Our regular submission portals are still operational and we will continue to accept in-person delivery of completed programming.

Programming Schedule

During this time of transition, programs may be preempted to accommodate special live programs or programming of an urgent nature that benefits the community. If a producer’s program is preempted, the episode will not be canceled but will be moved to the same time slot the following week.


Lindsey-Flannigan Courthouse closed March 23-24. Court cases scheduled for these days will be rescheduled to a future date.

Except as outlined below, Denver County Court will be substantially reducing court operations and will suspend all in-person proceedings from March 16, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, subject to the exceptions below.

Exceptions to the suspension of in-person court proceedings include but are not limited to:

  • Proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants, including bond related matters and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals;
  • Proceedings related to advisement of incarcerated individuals entitled to a Preliminary Hearing;
  • Proceedings related to in-custody Criminal and General Sessions matters;
  • Proceedings related to relief from abuse, including but not limited to orders of protection;
  • Proceedings related to petitions for temporary injunctive relief;
  • Proceedings necessary to resolve speedy trial-related issues will be handled on a case by case basis by the assigned Judge

All jury trials are suspended through March 31, 2020.

Outreach Court is suspended through March 31, 2020.

All requests for warrants will be submitted electronically.

The County Court Self-Help Center will be available by phone or email

View the full order.

April STRAC Meeting Cancelled

The Short-Term Rental Advisory Committee (STRAC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been cancelled in support of Denver’s Stay at Home directive to protect the community and slow the spread of COVID-19.

At this time, the Department plans to send out an electronic update in April and then conduct the next regularly scheduled STRAC meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wellington Webb Building, subject to any modified public health orders and guidelines in place at that time. If needed, we will adapt the June meeting to allow for virtual participation. Any updates will be announced through the STRAC bulletin email.

In support of Denver’s Stay at Home directive to protect the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Marijuana Licensing Work Group (MLWG) meetings will be moved to a later date.

The Office of Marijuana Policy remains committed to gathering public input in a timely and effective manner. We are currently adapting our plans for the work groups to allow for virtual participation. However, we still anticipate meeting our goals on a timeline similar to the one outlined in our 2020 Marijuana Work Plan

We will make an announcement soon with more details and next steps to our MLWG plan through our bulletin. Please stay tuned.

If you have questions or comments, please email us at For updates and information on Denver’s COVID-19 response, visit


  • Denver Board of Public Health - March meeting

The Denver Fire Department Headquarters will be temporarily operating with limited hours for essential services. These hours will be from 9am to 3pm until further notice.


Please utilize E-Permits - Accela Citizen Access for permit submittals and payment of fees:

Per City guidance, the Denver Fire Department is canceling all Community Outreach to include fire trucks participation at community events, fire station tours, fire safety talks, fire safety trailer events and department ride-along’s, until further notice.


  • 2020 Housing Stability Forum
    May 21, 2020


  • People Experiencing Homelessness Advisory Group - Quarterly Meeting March 16
    Rescheduled to a future date to be determined
  • 4995 Washington St. Redevelopment Community Meeting – March 26
    This community meeting, organized by the City and County of Denver, GES Coalition, EGS & Partners, and Globeville First, has been postponed. The meeting will be rescheduled for a future date to be determined.
  • Rental Housing Gap Financing Competitive Process Stakeholder Meetings – March 24, March 25, and April 2
    Meetings to be changed to a virtual meeting format. Interested parties need to contact Megan Yonke at for web conference information.

ALL Denver Human Services facilities are closed to the public until further notice.

Outreach workers at partner organizations have also been recalled. Denver Human Services is locally run and state-supervised. The decision to temporarily close DHS facilities was made in accordance with guidance from the Colorado Department of Human Services.

While in-person transactions will be unavailable, staff will continue to offer critical support and safety services for Denver’s families through online and phone services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services and transactions accessible online or by phone  through or 720-944-4DHS (4347) include:

  • Applying for benefits (food, cash, medical, child care assistance, RTD LiVE)
  • Reporting changes
  • Submitting documents
  • Checking benefits status
  • Paying child support
  • Access information about rental assistance
  • Download applications for energy assistance and property tax relief

To report child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).

If you suspect that an older adult — or any adult that is considered "at-risk" -- is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call our Adult Protective Services hotline at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

Essential operations will continue during this closure and many events and public meetings will proceed as virtual or call-in events. A regularly updated list of current closures, cancellations, and postponements can be found at

While service delivery for Denver Human Services is changing, Denver shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness remain open to the public. As Denver anticipates a spring snowstorm, residents are encouraged to access existing shelters. Anyone needing access to shelter or anyone who encounters someone who needs shelter access can call 2-1-1 (between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) to be connected to available resources, including transportation assistance for those who are homeless and have disabilities. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1. 


  • Board of Human Services
    March 26
    2-3 p.m.
  • Community Network Meeting: Services for Immigrants & Refugees
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    For additional information, please visit our Facebook event page.
    For questions, please email

DMV Branch Closures

Denver’s motor vehicle branches will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 and lasting until further notice. 

Read the full press release.

All Denver Public Library locations have been closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice.

We recognize that we are a valuable resource for the community but feel this is the responsible thing to do at this point in time. The safety and health of our staff and customers is our top priority.  The best way to serve our customers right now is to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The last day customers can pick up holds and borrow items is Sunday, March 15, until the libraries reopen. Please note that many of our locations are normally closed on Sundays - please check the website for updates.

We encourage you to utilize the library’s resources remotely, which are available for free seven days a week:

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We will be in close contact with the City & County of Denver and public health officials to determine our next steps. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.


Road and Parking Closures (PDF)

Park Amenity Closures

Pursuant to section 24-24 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, park amenities including but not limited to: playgrounds, golf courses, skate parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, dog parks and similar spaces conducive to public gathering are currently closed due to the risk of spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

To engage in outdoor activity, parks remain open for walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities, provided individuals comply with social distancing requirements (6+ feet). Park Rangers will be out educating park visitors and enforcing this order.

In anticipation of potential public gatherings at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Easter weekend, Denver Parks & Recreation has decided to close the park beginning 6 p.m. Friday, April 10 until 8 a.m. Monday, April 13 due to the threat of spread of COVID-19. Other mountain and urban parks remain open for outdoor activities such as walking and jogging, provided individuals adhere to social distancing guidelines (6+ feet).

Recreation Centers

ALL Recreation Centers are now closed until further notice.

In support of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s mission to protect the public health and safety of the community, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is continually adapting and monitoring the situation to ensure we are doing our part.  We understand our community relies heavily on our parks and recreation system and we want to provide as much information as we are able under the quickly changing circumstances.

Recreation Center Memberships

  • Month-to-month Memberships: No monthly memberships will be charged during the time of the closure.
  • Annual Memberships: Expiration dates will automatically be extended by the length of the closure. Annual memberships do not automatically renew.
  • Cyber Monday memberships: Will stay on-schedule, as they are all set to expire November 30. Customers will be prorated based on length of closure.
  • Kid Watch and Visit Passes: Do not expire, therefore it will not be impacted.

All facility rentals, registered programs, and instructor-led offerings are canceled through the Spring Season. Refunds will automatically be issued to the card on file.

Please see below for general DPR information:

Additional Food Services

Denver is also partnering with Denver Public Schools to ensure youth 18 and under continue to receive food assistance while schools are closed. DPS will offer free, grab-and-go-style breakfast and lunch to students at 11 school locations throughout the city.

Meal service will continue through Friday, April 3.
For times and locations, visit the DPS website: . Anyone in need of food assistance benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can apply through

Park and Event Facility Permits

In alignment with CDC guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, Denver is prohibiting all gatherings through May 11:

  • Permits of all types have been cancelled through May 11 with associated fees automatically refunded.
  • Reschedule requests for cancelled 2020 permits will not be processed until further notice.
  • New applications for any type of permit in 2020 will not be processed until further notice.
  • Permitted activities with historical status or working toward obtaining historical status will not be penalized due to the cancellation of their 2020 permit as a result of COVID-19.
  • All existing in-process permits for May 12 or later are still being processed—should the status of these permits change, permit holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • Permit holders for any type of 2020 permit may contact the Parks Permit Office at any time for a full refund.
  • The Parks Permit Office in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building remains closed until further notice, but staff are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. by email:; or phone: 720-913-0700 (press 6, then leave a message).

Golf Courses

We are closing all Denver Golf facilities effective Wednesday, March 18 to reallocate resources to more essential city operations and to promote the safety and well-being of our visitors and employees. The Denver Golf facilities will be closed until further notice. We will continue to evaluate the ever-changing situation and will reopen when it is feasible.

Employees will be paid for regularly scheduled hours through the current pay period (March 29, 2020)

Public Meetings

Until further notice, all DPR Public Meetings will be postponed until a later date. Updated information will be posted on

For additional questions about Denver Parks & Recreation cancellations,
please reach out to


  • Sheriff Advisory Board
    monthly meetings canceled until further notice
  • Abandoned & Confiscated Vehicle Auctions
    Denver Sheriff Vehicle Impound Facility are canceled until further notice

To protect community health and help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Denver Tax Payer Services is suspending in-person service as of Monday, March 23 until further notice. Online and mail transactions remain available seven days a week.

Online services:

  • Excise tax transactions (Sales, Use, Lodgers, OPT, TBT, E911, TID), including account registration, tax return filing, and tax return payments can be made at

  • Real estate property taxes or business personal property tax payments can be made at

Mail and Drop-Off Box options: 

  • Excise tax returns and payments and property tax payments can be mailed to the addresses printed on the returns

  • All tax return and tax payment checks can be paid by check only (NO CASH) through the secure 24-hour Ballot Drop-Off Box located outside the Court Place entrance of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building

Cash payments are suspended until further notice. Credit card payments must be made online using the links listed above.

City Building Cashier Services

  • Wellington E. Webb Building
    201 West Colfax Ave, 1st-floor atrium
    • To request residential parking permits or to pay parking citations online, go to
    • For parking permit or parking citation questions, call 720-913-5365.

Parking Magistrate

Parking Hearings Online or by Phone Only! No Walk-ins at This Time.

In order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Parking Magistrate’s Office is currently not accepting walk-in hearings.

However, our team is still working remotely to assist your appeal needs.  You can do business with us online by visiting our “Dispute a Parking Ticket” page.  You can also contact us by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.


  • Planning Better Ways to Travel in NW Denver, Open House
    A virtual open house will be held in the coming weeks.
    Details will be posted here, or email to be sent meeting details. If sending an email, please include this language in the subject line: "Northwest Denver Open House"
  • Planning Better Ways to Travel in South Central Denver, Open House
    A virtual open house will be held in the coming weeks.
    Details will be posted here, or email to be sent meeting details. If sending an email, please include this language in the subject line: "South Central Denver Open House"
  • Denver Moves: Downtown Open House
    New Date: Wednesday, June 10
    McNichols Building
    144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

The annual Public Safety Youth Programs Youth Summit at the Denver Convention Center scheduled for April 10, 2020 is cancelled. 

Denver Zoo is electing to close out of an abundance of caution and to do its part to help protect the community from further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Starting on Tuesday, March 17, the Zoo will enact new operational procedures that will close its gates to guests, but enable its operations staff to continue to work onsite to provide vital care to its nearly 3,000 animals and infrastructure. This includes the Zoo’s dedicated caretakers, nutrition specialists and veterinarians, who will continue to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare for all animals onsite.

The Zoo invites the community to continue to experience, explore and learn about wild animals online through its website and social media channels—FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube

Visitation, Programs and Events

  • The Zoo will close to the public at 4 p.m. on March 16, 2020. Zoo leadership will continue to assess the situation and recommendations from local, state and federal officials to determine the appropriate time to resume normal operations.
  • Tickets purchased for canceled spring break camps, Up-Close Animal Encounters and outreach programs will be refunded. Refunds can be obtained by calling the Zoo’s Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
  • The free day on Thursday, April 9 is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Animal Care and Operations

  • Animal Care professionals will continue to provide vital nutritional, medical, emotional and physical care to the Zoo’s nearly 3,000 animal residents around the clock.
  • Guests can donate to help offset the cost of care for our animals during this time by visiting



  • Smart Cities Connect
    April 1-2, 2020
  • Denver International Airport (DEN) Concessionaires Managers Meeting
    March 18, 2020
  • National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum
    March 21-24, 2020
  • HUD Public Meeting (discuss Denver’s Draft 2020 Action Plan): March 27, 2020, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Valdez-Perry Branch Library
    4690 Vine St.,
    Denver 80216
  • HUD Public Meeting (discuss Denver’s Draft 2020 Action Plan)
    March 27, 2020, 5:30-7 p.m.
    Hidden Brook Apartments
    1313 Xenia St.,
    Denver, CO 80220
  • HUD Public Meeting (discuss Denver’s Draft 2020 Action Plan)
    April 2, 2020 6:30-8 p.m.
    3800 Morrison Rd.,
    Denver 80219
  • CEF Construction Careers Hiring Event
    April 8, 2020
  • Anti-displacement Policy Network
    March 26, 2020, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Blair-Caldwell Public Library


  • Workforce Services 50+ Job Club events. We will keep you posted on all future event dates along with other ways to connect. For questions, please email:
  • All in-person job fairs will be rescheduled to a future date, the staff is exploring options for holding a virtual public event and will share updated information with residents when scheduled.
    • Now Hiring! Event @ Castro
      March 16
    • Path to Payday Job Fair @ Castro
      March 18
    • Now Hiring! Event @ Montbello
      March 18
    • Industry Awareness Event: Enterprise Holdings at DEN
      March 20
    • Now Hiring! Event @ Castro
      March 23
    • Now Hiring! Event @ Castro
      March 25
    • Now Hiring Event @ Montbello
      March 25
    • Connecting Colorado Employer Training
      March 26
    •  Denver WDB Retreat
      April 10
    • Path to Payday Job Fair
      April 15
    • Denver Summer Youth 16+ & Adult Job Fair
      April 18
    • Path to Construction Job Fair
      April 22
    • DWIN Focus Group Employer Event – Re-Entry Population Hiring
      April 23
    • DWIN monthly meeting
      April 23

Moving Forward

  • Denver WDB Committee Meetings
    March 13 (Skype meeting)
  • Denver Workforce Development Board (WDB) Executive Committee
    March 26 (Skype meeting)
  • Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Lives Empowered Training Academy:
    March 27 (Webinar)
  • Denver WDB Executive Committee:
    April 22 (Skype meeting)


  • Storytelling Lab with Denver Voice at Denver Open Media
    March 13, 2020
    Postponed to an indeterminate later date
  • Storytelling Lab with Kavod Senior Life at the Jewish Community Center
    March 23, 2020
    Postponed to an indeterminate date


  • Triangle Telephone Town Hall
    Wednesday, March 18th,  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    In response to COVID-19, the Triangle Telephone Town Hall call will be rescheduled to a later date. We feel the decision to cancel this meeting is in the best interest of our community partners, residents and neighbors – as we navigate significant changes to life and work schedules amidst a public health crisis.

    Working collaboratively to create a public review process of the equity package remains a top priority. The telephone town hall line (EN/ES) will remain open for 45 min with a message explaining the cancellation, and encouraging people to leave their comments and questions.

Moving Forward

  • Equity Package Review - Community Meeting
    March 18th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    This meeting will be held as a Telephone Town Hall phone call.
    For English dial 855-274-0644. For Spanish dial: 855-962-1026.

In-Person Canceled - Virtual Only

  • Abandoned & Confiscated Vehicle Auction
    March 24, 2020 & future auctions
    The Vehicle Impound Auction will begin as a virtual auction on March 24, 2020. Visit for more information. All other surplus auctions are still in operation.



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.

303-389-1687 or
1-877-462-2911 (answers in English only)

 If you need medical attention, contact a health care provider.


'Please Stay At Home Unless Absolutely Necessary' graphic

A Public Health Order is in effect in Denver. This includes a “stay at home” directive for the entire city that will last from March 24 – April 30. Essential activities needed for health and safety are exempt.

We urge everyone 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. The city’s enforcement of the Public Health Order will focus on education and sharing information for both residents and businesses. 


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