COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY

Last Updated July 13th, 2021 at 10:49 AM


Visit Aurora is closely monitoring updates and advice from state, federal, and international organizations that are actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. However, Colorado is no longer in a statewide Public Health Emergency. This page will be updated daily Monday-Friday as more information becomes available. Follow our Safe Travel FAQ page for more updates.

The Colorado COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Order is the new executive order, keeping some of the policies from the executive orders now rescinded.

VISITORS AND LOCALS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR FACIAL COVERINGS IF THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED*. BUSINESSES, STORES, AND PRIVATE ENTITIES ARE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES. PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES.

ADAMS & ARAPAHOE COUNTIES ARE LEVEL GREEN, LOCAL PUBLIC ORDERS IN PLACE. IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE, DO NOT INTERACT WITH OTHERS.

*EXECUTIVE ORDERS IN THE STATE OF COLORADO STATES THAT FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE (TWO DOSES OF MODERA/PFIZER OR ONE DOSE OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON PLUS TWO WEEK WAITING PERIOD) CAN GO WITHOUT MASKS IN A PUBLIC INDOOR SPACE UNLESS SETTINGS REQUIRE OTHERWISE.

Unvaccinated people over age 11 are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present.

Masks are still required in certain settings, including in schools for unvaccinated students, teachers, and staff, as well as other settings which are laid out in the Executive Order. Local communities and businesses may have additional mask restrictions.

Everyone age 2 and older must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

EACH COUNTY CHOOSES ITS OWN LOCAL MANDATES, PLEASE FOLLOW MASK-WEARING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING TO HELP OUR BUSINESSES, HOTELS, AND DINING STAY OPEN.

Aurora remains under the state's "Local Public Health Orders In Place", Level Green guidelines Colorado's dial framework standardizes different levels of "openness" at the county level. The state is providing this tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic level more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs.

As our destination transitions, Gov. Jared Polis amended a state executive order mandating facial coverings indoor and outdoors of vaccinated adults on May 14, 2021. Vaccinated adults do not need to wear masks in indoor or outdoor settings, however, private businesses may still require facial coverings.

The order requires unvaccinated people in Colorado who are age 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space or while using or waiting to use public or non-personal transportation services. People who do not have to wear a mask include vaccinated adults those who are 10 years old and younger and those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.

    Commonly Asked Questions


    Are there any significant closures or bans in place for visitors to Aurora, such as attractions, hotels, restaurants, or meeting venues?

    No. Aurora has moved into a level green, protect our neighbor's framework. Gathers indoors of 500+ people are allowed. Masks are required indoors for those who are unvaccinated and over the age of 11 years-old.

    *** NOTE WE STRIVE TO POST THE MOST ACCURATE AND CURRENT EVENT INFORMATION, BUT CHANGES AND CANCELATIONS DO OCCUR, SO PLEASE CHECK THE OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE TO CONFIRM ALL DETAILS BEFORE ATTENDING.***


    Are there any projections on the timeline or impact on the tourism industry?

    No, at this time, there are no projections as the situation is rapidly evolving and being closely monitored.


    What are the best resources for travelers who want to monitor this developing situation?

    Center for Disease Control & Prevention

    Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

    World Health Organization Website

    U.S. Travel Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


    What are the best industry resources?

    ASAE

    PCMA

    Meetings Mean Business Coronavirus Resources

    ADARA Travel Trends Tracker


    Where can I find information about economic relief programs?

    Aurora Economic Relief Loan and Grant Program


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    Precautions For Travelers

    Our priority is keeping all Coloradans and visitors to our state safe. Colorado is starting to see cases of COVID-19, and we are preparing for the possibility the virus may spread. The Colorado Tourism Office is in contact with the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. With this evolving situation, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and these public health authorities. When it comes to the American public, the CDC is consistent in its precaution to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as is typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season.

    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
    • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

    If You Have Been Exposed or Become Ill

    If you are visiting Colorado and believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and start showing symptoms (fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), follow the steps below:

    • Stay inside your lodging/residence: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be able to isolate at their lodging/residence during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your lodging/residence, except for getting medical care.
    • Avoid public areas: Avoid public areas as much as possible.
    • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
    • Separate yourself from other people. As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
    • Call ahead before visiting a doctor. Call your medical provider or a nurse line first and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
    • At-risk groups are older individuals and those with serious chronic medical conditions, who should take extra precautions.

    Stay Up to Date with Real-Time Information

    • One of the best places to get the most up-to-date "real-time" information on COVID-19 in Colorado is by calling The Colorado Health Emergency Hotline: 1-877-462-2911 or by visiting CDPHE's COVID-19 recommendations page.
    • People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
    • Individuals who are symptomatic can call CDPHE's general epidemiologist at 303-692-2700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week.
    • If you have upcoming travel plans, visit the CDC's Website for the latest travel information.

    With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.