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The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment is coordinating with other local public health agencies, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our goal is to ensure accurate information is provided to the public.

The City and County of Denver is enforcing a stay-at-home order through April 30, 2020.  The order requires that all residents within the City & County of Denver stay home. Businesses are required to implement work from home policies and delivery of goods to the greatest extent possible. The stay-at-home order is in place to limit community transmission of the virus. Residents may leave their homes only for essential activities. Essential activities are those necessary to promote health and well-being and include:

  • Buying groceries
  • Obtaining medical supplies or medication
  • Engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running

While participating in the above activities, residents must continue the strict observance of physical distancing practices.

As an additional protective action, both Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Governor Jared Polis are recommending use of a homemade cloth masks or face coverings. People who do not show symptoms can transmit the virus; those who ultimately become sick can spread it before symptoms begin to show. Wearing cloth face coverings, along with consistent hand-washing and physical distancing, can play a critical role in helping slow the spread of the virus.

More information on the order is provided below.


State of Colorado: COVID-19 Additional Information 

For Questions Related to Essential Activities, Essential Travel, and Essential Business/Operations please visit the State of Colorado Website below:

Still Have Questions?

If your question isn't addressed here, please call 720-913-1311 during normal business hours:

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need assistance outside of business hours, you can email us at:

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View the videos below for information in American Sign Language (ASL)

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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. 




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.


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