Visit Aurora is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to our small businesses, hotels, restaurants as well as meetings and events. As we work to follow the regulations set forth by the State, we are taking into account information provided by the City of Aurora, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and the CDC.
Aurora remains under the state's Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors 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 extended and amended a state executive order mandating facial coverings until April 3, 2021, which remains in effect and will likely be extended. The order requires 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 those who are 10 years old and younger and those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. Children ages 2 and under should not wear masks or cloth face coverings. Visitors are expected to follow these mandates.
Visitors and locals should take precautions when stopping by every business. As per recommendations from the State of Colorado, face coverings should be worn inside all public indoor businesses (i.e. grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals, restaurants, breweries, casinos, etc.). The city also requires all Aurora businesses to require customers to wear a face-covering at all times when inside the business and also requires customers to comply before entry.
The majority of outdoor spaces are open and ready for public use, however, maintain a 6 ft distance, do not gather in groups larger than 50 indoors, and wearing a face covering is strongly recommended. Stay home you are sick or if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
Explore the State of Colorado's Fast Facts video and guidance to safely traveling in Aurora and the surrounding metro region.
The State has released new guidance for indoor events to allow for "events where individuals are provided reserved seating and/or individuals will remain seated for the duration of the event to be held with a capacity of a maximum of 175 people per room with 6' of distance." SEATED EVENTS**: The capacity cap for Level Blue unseated events is 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 225 people, whichever is less, per room excluding staff. 6' distancing is required.
If an event involves both a seated and unseated portion, it must calculate capacity for the unseated portion using the Social Distancing Space Calculator, which requires 12' of distance.
There are several requirements that go along with hosting an indoor event! Click here for the complete Indoor Event Guidelines.