Safe Travel FAQs

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.

As our destination transitions to the Protect Our Neighbors Order (now extended through October 12, 2020), it is important to understand businesses are open, this includes recreation and dining in Aurora. The State of Colorado has extended the statewide mask-wearing mandate which states all patrons 11-years old and older must wear a mask while indoor public spaces including retail and restaurants. Visitors are expected to follow these mandates.

What's Open in Aurora

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 strongly encourages all Aurora businesses to require customers to wear a face-covering at all times when inside the business and also encouraging customers to comply.

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 10, and wearing a face covering is strongly recommended.

Effective August 7th, 2020 through Oct. 12, 2020, the Protect Our Neighbors Order and the Vast Great Outdoors will allow the following personal recreation and outdoor recreation activities:

Indoor Seated Events

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 100 people per room with 6' of distance."

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 any indoor event!! Click here for the complete Indoor Event Guidelines.

Parks, Open Spaces, Swimming Pools

Read more on Personal Recreation via the State of Colorado



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