Safe Travel in Aurora, CO

As you are making the decision to travel, it's important to follow the recommended protocols and best practices in place to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The health and safety of our guests, residents, and businesses are extremely important to us, and we want you to travel with confidence. We know how important travel is to you and you're family, and we also know our small businesses are counting on your support to restore strength to our community. When traveling to Aurora, take these steps to travel responsibly, and visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

With a little preparation, a spirit of adventure, a soft spot for nature, and a safety-savvy traveler’s mindset, you’ll be on the trail in no time. Learn more about what to pack for Colorado's changing seasons and COVID-19 Regulations with the State of Colorado's Responsible Traveler's Guide.

Here are the steps we are taking

Aurora is home to a free COVID-19 Testing Site available 7-days a week to anyone, visitors or residents at 19300 E. Colfax Ave. Read more here and en Espanol.

County Regulations

Adams & Arapahoe County - Despite further restrictions, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County at an alarming rate, while the number of available hospital beds for intensive care patients becomes more limited. In an effort to slow the community-wide spread of the virus, Tri-County Health Department is under the PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORS mandate, Level Orange. You can read more about COVID-19 restrictions and updated information from the Try-County Health Department here.

In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today amended its Safer at Home public health order to limit personal gatherings in all counties at all Safer at Home levels. The revised order reduces the size of personal gatherings to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households.

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Located in Adams County, Gaylord Rockies has been approved for a special Site Variance by the State of Colorado. This includes an increased number of people allowed in the indoor resort. Social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitation stations are required. If you are planning a trip to Gaylord Rockies, please review their What To Expect at Gaylord Rockies page to understand guidelines and regulations.

Our Recovery Plan

As our destination slowly begins to ease travel restrictions, we are working hard to understand the issues facing small businesses, hotels, and our partners. Our team has created a comprehensive recovery plan outlining our marketing, sales, and promotion efforts of the destination in response to the effects of COVID-19.

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Support Small Businesses and Shop Small

Aurora’s small businesses make our destination unique. From eateries, breweries, boutiques, and everything in between – shopping local makes a difference in our community. Explore these 6 ways to support small businesses and restaurants.

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Matcha drink at Third Culture Bakery in Aurora Colorado


A large portion of Aurora’s more than 250 ethnic eateries are offering delivery or take out options during this time and will continue to do so with the Safer at Home order. Including Korean BBQ, Mexican taquerias, mochi donuts, Italian eats, and so much more. From quick bites and breakfast foods to contemporary eats, see for yourself who's offering delivery and carry-out options. Please be sure to call ahead before ordering or reference the business's website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information and guidelines.

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Understand how Aurora’s attractions are opening to the public. Their individual websites and Facebook pages offer the most up-to-date information, including modified hours, regulations, and contact information. When visiting attractions including shopping, dining, museums, memorials, and more – ensure you are following CDC regulations on social distancing and party separation. Some retail and restaurants are open for public dining; however, takeout and delivery remain a primary option for many as they minimize contact. Each business has specific guidelines to uphold, and public safety is a top priority.

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