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Mar 27, 2020

Denver Aligns Stay at Home Order With State of Colorado

Effective immediately, the City and County of Denver has amended its Stay at Home directive by adopting the state’s latest Public Health Order in its entirety. This update aims to eliminate confusion in the community related to any differentiation between the two orders. Should the state issue revised, subsequent orders, they will be automatically adopted and applied to Denver’s order.

Mar 23, 2020

City's COVID-19 Response Update and Stay At Home Order

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announces a new Public Health Order with an explicit stay at home directive for the City and County of Denver that will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.

Mar 16, 2020

City and County of Denver COVID-19 Response Update

Denver – City and County of Denver’s response to COVID-19. The order also includes the closure of all restaurants and bars, except airport concessioners, to onsite seating, effective 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, for eight weeks until May 11.

Mar 13, 2020

Public Health Order Announced: City & County of Denver Closes Venues

With the announcement by Mayor Michael B. Hancock of a pending Public Health Order today, the City & County of Denver has canceled public events at certain venues owned and operated by the city beginning today, until April 12.

Mar 12, 2020

Mayor Hancock Makes Local State of Emergency Declaration

Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared a state of emergency for the City and County of Denver in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The declaration order signed by the Mayor today may make additional emergency resources available to assist in Denver’s emergency response and gives the city greater flexibility to procure needed resources. The seven-day emergency order will be in effect through March 19, 2020.

Mar 10, 2020

Joint Statement on Cancellation of 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Following discussions with public health officials at the city and at the urging of the Mayor during consultation yesterday and this morning, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has made the tough decision to cancel this year’s parade due to the on-going situation surrounding COVID-19

Feb 27, 2020

Stretch of Bannock Street to Become Permanent, Vibrant Downtown Gathering Space

Today, Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced Denver’s plans to transform a one-block stretch of roadway between the city’s iconic Civic Center Park and City and County Building into a versatile public gathering space and event space that people can enjoy year-round.

Feb 26, 2020

Denver Public Health & Environment Rolls Out Mobile Unit to Help Those in Need

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is doing its part to tackle our nation’s crippling opioid epidemic and overwhelming misuse of substances with a unique approach of bringing life-saving services into Denver’s neighborhoods.

Feb 25, 2020

Eric Tade to step down as Chief of Fire

After a decade leading the Denver Fire Department, and after deep reflection on the potential benefits to the department of a change in leadership, Eric Tade is stepping down as Chief of the Denver Fire Department.

Feb 20, 2020

Mayor and Superintendent announce new community microgrants partnership to help end youth violence

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Susana Cordova today announced the city will be matching the district’s $100,000 commitment – for a total of $200,000 – in new microgrant funding to engage community partners in the effort to help end youth violence in Denver.